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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)
What will your child be expected to learn in the first grade? How can you help him or her at home? How can teachers foster active, successful learning in the classroom? This book answers these all-important questions and more, offering the specific shared knowledge that hundreds of parents and teachers across the nation have agreed upon for Amer...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780385319874
ISBN-10: 0385319878
Publication Date: 2/9/1998
Pages: 368
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  • 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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ChristineMM avatar reviewed What Your First Grader Needs to Know (The Core Knowledge Series) on + 370 more book reviews
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.
bookwormama avatar reviewed What Your First Grader Needs to Know (The Core Knowledge Series) on + 42 more book reviews
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.
reviewed What Your First Grader Needs to Know (The Core Knowledge Series) on + 7 more book reviews
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.
reviewed What Your First Grader Needs to Know (The Core Knowledge Series) on + 13 more book reviews
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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booklit avatar reviewed What Your First Grader Needs to Know (The Core Knowledge Series) on + 473 more book reviews
I used this a lot with both my kids loved it!
reviewed What Your First Grader Needs to Know (The Core Knowledge Series) on + 2 more book reviews
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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