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What Your First Grader Needs to Know: Fundamentals of a Good First-Grade Education [Paperback]

By E. D. Hirsch, Jr. (Editor), John Holdren (Joint Author) & E. D. Hirsch, Jr. (Introduction by)
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Item description for What Your First Grader Needs to Know: Fundamentals of a Good First-Grade Education by E. D. Hirsch, Jr. & John Holdren...

Reflecting the suggestions of scores of parents and schools currently using the popular series to which it belongs, a revised edition of the educational guide features thirty-two pages of color photographs and illustrations to gain children's attention more easily. Reprint.

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Give your child a smart start with
"What Your First Grader Needs to Know"
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 American first graders. Featuring a new Introduction, filled with opportunities for reading aloud and fostering discussion, this first-grade volume of the acclaimed Core Knowledge Series presents the sort of knowledge and skills that should be at the core of a challenging first-grade education. Inside you'll discover
- Favorite poems--old and new, such as "The Owl and the Pussycat," "Wynken, Blynken, and Nod," and "Thirty Days Hath September"
- Beloved stories--from many times and lands, including a selection of Aesop's fables, "Hansel and Gretel," "All Stories Are Anansi's," "The Tale of Peter Rabbit," and much more
- Familiar sayings and phrases--such as "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you" and "Practice makes perfect"
- World and American history and geography--take a trip down the Nile with King Tut and learn about the early days of our country, including the story of Jamestown, the Pilgrims, and the American Revolution
- Visual arts--fun activities plus full-color reproductions of masterworks by Leonardo da Vinci, Vincent van Gogh, Paul Cezanne, Georgia O'Keeffe, and others
- Music--engaging introductions to great composers and music, including classical music, opera, and jazz, as well as a selection of favorite children's songs
- Math--a variety of activities to help your child learn to count, add and subtract, solve problems, recognize geometrical shapes and patterns, and learn about telling time
- Science--interesting discussions of living things and their habitats, the human body, the states of matter, electricity, our solar system, and what's inside the earth, plus stories of famous scientists such as Thomas Edison and Rachel Carson

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Delta
Pages   368
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.29" Width: 7.39" Height: 0.84"
Weight:   1.87 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Feb 9, 1998
Publisher   Delta
Grade Level  Grade 1  
Edition  Teacher's Guide  
Series  Core Knowledge  
ISBN  0385319878  
ISBN13  9780385319874  

Availability  0 units.

More About E. D. Hirsch, Jr. & John Holdren

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! E. D. Hirsch, Jr., is an emeritus professor at the University of Virginia and the author of "The Knowledge Deficit, The Schools We Need, " and the bestselling "Cultural Literacy "and the" Dictionary of Cultural Literacy." He and his wife, Polly, live in Charlottesville, Virginia, where they raised their three children.
Linda Bevilacqua is the president of the Core Knowledge Foundation and was responsible for the development of the Core Knowledge preschool program that is now being used in over 1,200 preschool classrooms across the country. She and her husband, Jean-Jacques, live in Charlottesville, Virginia."

E. D. Hirsch currently resides in Charlottesville, in the state of Virginia.

E. D. Hirsch has published or released items in the following series...
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A Great Book!  Feb 8, 2007
This book is great! It covers so many topics and does not go into too much detail for a 1st grader. I will buy all of
these books!
Great product  Jan 9, 2007
I am really happy with this book. We homeschool and this has been a great resource. My children really enjoy the information and it is presented in an interesting way. I feel like the material is high quality and covers a wide variety. We really like all the ideas for activities and have used quite a few.
Parents guide 1st grade  Jan 3, 2007
If you homeschool, or public school your children, this guide is wonderful ! A great " guideline" for what needs to be taught at this level. A must have.
Educational Mom  Aug 28, 2006
I love this book! I have my degree in Elementary Education and spent 3 years teaching - 2 of those in Kindergarten. I have seen how many times even the best intentions do not allow the time for covering EVERYTHING you would love to expose the children with when they are in your classroom.

When my own child started Kindergarten "What Your Kindergartner Need to Know" was recommended to me by a friend. I would spend the nights reading to her out of this book. It was a great chance for me to introduce concepts to her that she either had a basic knowledge or no knowledge. She looked forward to our evening readings together and learned a great deal from this book. We used it solely as a "night read" and did not do the experiments it showed. However, we would look at the experiments and talk about them. They looked very age appropriate and fun.

We have just begun "What Your First Grader Needs to Know" and all 3 of my children love it (ages 6, 4, and 3). This is an excellent way to add onto any child's education!

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