Whether you're an educator, caregiver or parent, use these helpful posts, activities and book lists to help your student(s) meet and exceed the South Carolina Education Standards. Organized by grade, subject matter and standard, our team has assembled a collection of easy-to-follow and accessible resources for all families in Richland County.

Questions or need help with a specific standard? Give us a call at 803-799-9084 or Ask-a-Librarian. 

 

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SC ELA Standards: Reading for Information Part 3

Reading for information is commonly paired with nonfiction books. However, some fiction books hold good information about nonfiction subjects in a fictional setting. Because storyline is more complex, children can to gather information over time and wonder what will happen next or how the story ends. Helping your second grader learn to read carefully for details increases comprehension, introduces new vocabulary, and opens interest to related topics. 

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SC ELA Standard Learning to Read Part 3

Let’s continue to tackle that very important question—how to break a word into syllables. Explore this 2nd grade ELA standard. 

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SC ELA Standards: Writing Part 1

Have fun with your child exploring ways to incorporate writing skills into your daily routine. 

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SC Math Standards: Number Sense Part 1

In these kindergarten and first grade math standards, children learn about numbers including counting by 10's and place value.

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SC Science Standard: Earth Science

An earth science unit is a perfect time to venture outside and explore the natural world with your 3rd grader. 

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SC Science Standards: Plant Growth and Survival

Plants tell an important story about the environment. Take time to explore and investigate the plants in the backyard with your kindergartener. Visit local gardens and discuss the types of plants in the area. Ask questions about how the environment provides plants with the resources they need to survive, water and sunlight

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SC Science Standards: Exploring Animals and the Environment

This kindergarten standard is all about observing animals in nature and how they use their environment to survive. There are many ways to incorporate this standard into your everday life by making observations of animals in yard. Taking a trip to the zoo is the ideal place to closely analyze animal enviroments and behavior. Compare how different animals survive in different environments. How does the lion's environment differ from the gorilla's? How are they the same?