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Table 1 Comparison of Selected Standards of Kindergarten Reading

From: Dynamics of No Child Left Behind Policy Impacting Reading Education Practices in Kindergarten in the United States of America

STRAND Standards of Learning (SOL) for Virginia Common Core State Standards (CCSS)
Oral Language SOL K.2a–g: Use a variety of words to describe the actions of characters and people in real and make believe settings in response to stories or class activities Reading Standards: Literature K-9 With prompting and support, compare and contrast the experiences and adventures of characters in familiar stories
Reading SOL K.7b: Identify long and short sounds with common spellings for the five major vowels Reading Standards: Foundational Skills K-3b Associate the long and short sounds with common spellings (graphemes) for the five major vowels
Writing SOL K.12a–d: Use writing, dictation, and drawing to compose informative and or explanatory texts that introduce a topic (what they are writing about), state an opinion or some facts and provide some information (e.g., My favorite book is…) Writing Standard K-1 Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose opinion pieces in which they tell a reader the topic or the name of the book they are writing about and state an opinion or preferences about the topic or the book (e.g., My favorite book is…)