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Description - What Your First Grader Needs To Know (Revised And Updated) by E.D. Hirsch

Give your child a smart start with the revised and updated
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

o Favorite poems-old and new, such as oThe Owl and the Pussycat,o oWynken, Blynken, and Nod,o and oThirty Days Hath Septembero
o Beloved stories-from many times and lands, including a selection of Aesop's fables, oHansel and Gretel,o oAll Stories Are Anansi's,o oThe Tale of Peter Rabbit,o and much more
o Familiar sayings and phrases-such as oDo unto others as you would have them do unto youo and oPractice makes perfecto
o 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
o Visual arts-fun activities plus full-color reproductions of masterworks by Leonardo da Vinci, Vincent van Gogh, Paul Cezanne, Georgia O'Keeffe, and others
o Music-engaging introductions to great composers and music, including classical music, opera, and jazz, as well as a selection of favorite children's songs
o 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
o 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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780553392388
ISBN-10: 0553392387
Format: Paperback / softback
(232mm x 188mm x 30mm)
Pages: 512
Imprint: Random House USA Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 26-Aug-2014
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - E.D. Hirsch

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.

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