Book Reviews of What Your First Grader Needs to Know (The Core Knowledge Series)

What Your First Grader Needs to Know (The Core Knowledge Series)
What Your First Grader Needs to Know - The Core Knowledge Series
Author: E. D. Hirsch Jr. (editor)
ISBN-13: 9780385319874
ISBN-10: 0385319878
Publication Date: 2/9/1998
Pages: 368
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 51 ratings
Publisher: Delta
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 4
This book series does not just contain lists of what Hirsh feels the children should know at this grade, but it gives the actual information to teach it to them, the story to read aloud, etc. Intended for a parent to use with their child, especially geared toward schooled children with parents tutoring them after school to make sure the school is not leaving the child with gaps. If you are interested in that type of information I also recommend reading William Bennett's "The Educated Child" (in which he uses Hirsh's guidelines for what children in America need to know). This book is one in a series, they go up to 8th grade.
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Helpful Score: 2
Since no school is perfect and can cover everything, use this book as a great way of ensuring that your chilren receive an outstanding education. This book gives a good selection of classic children's stories, fun poems, singable songs, wise fables, and other works that are fun to read. It also gives great introductions to American history, world history, science, art and much more. What you see in this book is what your child should be learning at an ideal school.
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Helpful Score: 2
Favorite Poems, Beloved Stories, Familiar Sayings and Phrases, World and American History and Geography, Visual Arts, Music, Math, and Science all compiled together to complete a 1st grade education.
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Helpful Score: 2
This book has great resources for newer homeschoolers. You can read a science or history lesson stright out of the book. The book has some interesting pictures to share with your child. I used this book as a supplement with my main curriculum. There is more information in this book than you will be able to cover in one year with a first grader.
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Helpful Score: 2
This series is a great one if you homeschool, or even if you're just looking to fill in the gaps of your child's knowledge base. A fairly easy read, plus, it's easy to pick and choose what you want to introduce or leave out. Would work as a basic cirriculum as well.
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Helpful Score: 1
Excellent 1st grade curriculum!
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This book is a little rough, very usable though. It is a great guide for home teaching or to make sure that the public school system is doing its job.
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Terrific homeschool supplement for all subject areas.
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Excellent book and very helpful in trying to help your child.
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Great homeschooling resource.
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I used this a lot with both my kids loved it!
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An excellent supplement for homeschooling. Sections are: Reading, Writing, and Your Kindergartner; Literature; Familiar and Favorite Poems; Aesop's Fables; World History and Geography; American History and Geography; Visual Arts; Do You Like Music?; Favorite Songs; Patterns and Classifications; Numbers and Number Sense; Money; Computation; Measurement; Geometry; Plants and Plant Growth; Seasons and Weather; Animals and Their Needs; The Human Body; Taking Care of the Earth; An Invisible Force: Magnetism; Stories about Scientists. I have extensively used everything but the section on Math at this point, and I particularly enjoy the Literature and Fables in the book. Great read alouds, but not very many pictures.
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Overview of what schools aspire to in their "Core Knowledge Series" with lots of helps for parents in enhancing a child's education.
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(some highlighting in the book)