- Fits national reading standards by linking images to the text to provide picture clues and introducing ageappropriate vocabulary. - This series meets the Reading First initiative. - The repetitive language, structure, and rhyming patterns help children decipher words. - Word lists at the back of each book help build reading vocabularies. Curriculum Standards: Grades K-4 Social Studies Standards Culture: I - Describe ways in which language, stories, folktales, music, and artistic creations serve as expressions of culture and influence behavior of people living in a particular culture. Grades K-4 Science Standards Physical Science: II - Objects have many observable properties, including size, weight, shape, color, temperature, and the ability to react with other substances. Grades Pre-K-2 Mathematics/Geometry Standard: - Recognize, name, build, draw, compare, and sort two-and three-dimensional shapes - Investigate and predict the results of putting together and taking apart two-and three-dimensional shapesWilson, Zachary is the author of 'Circle in the Sky ', published 2007 under ISBN 9780531125892 and ISBN 0531125890.