What Your First Grader Needs to Know (Revised and Updated)

Fundamentals of a Good First-Grade Education

Author: E.D. Hirsch, Jr.

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0553392395

Category: Education

Page: 512

View: 6229

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 • 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 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 Cézanne, 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 Louis Pasteur From the Trade Paperback edition.

What Your Fifth Grader Needs to Know

Fundamentals of a Good Fifth-Grade Education

Author: E.D. Hirsch, Jr.,Core Knowledge Foundation

Publisher: Delta

ISBN: 0804180407

Category: Education

Page: 384

View: 2813

Grade by grade, these groundbreaking and successful books provide a solid foundation in the fundamentals of a good education for first to sixth graders. B & W photographs, linecuts, and maps throughout; two-color printing.

What Your Kindergartner Needs to Know

Preparing Your Child for a Lifetime of Learning

Author: E. D. Hirsch

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0345543734

Category: Education

Page: 448

View: 5183

Updated with new material, this must-have guide, established by the Core Knowledge Foundation, outlines the elements a parent or educator should look for in a good kindergarten program and introduces activities that can help children take their first steps in learning to read and write. Original.

What Your Second Grader Needs to Know (Revised and Updated)

Fundamentals of a Good Second-Grade Education

Author: E.D. Hirsch, Jr.

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0553392417

Category: Education

Page: 528

View: 784

Give your child a smart start with the revised and updated What Your Second Grader Needs to Know What will your child be expected to learn in the second grade? How can you help him or her at home? 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 second graders. Designed for parents and teachers to enjoy with children, featuring a new Introduction, this second-grade volume of the Core Knowledge Series presents the knowledge and skills that should be at the core of a challenging second-grade education, including • Favorite poems—old and new, from “Caterpillars” to Gwendolyn Brooks’s prizewinning “Rudolph Is Tired of the City” • Literature—from around the world, with African folktales, American tall tales, European fairy tales, and classic myths from ancient Greece • Learning about language—the basic building blocks of written English, all explained with a touch of humor and common sense • World and American history and geography—visit Japan, explore ancient Greece, travel the Underground Railroad with Harriet Tubman • Visual arts—with activities and full-color illustrations of masterworks by El Greco, Van Gogh, Matisse, and others • Music—basic theory, great composers, instruments, and fun-to-sing songs such as “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad” and “Do-Re-Mi” • Math—challenging lessons ranging from telling time to doing fractions, numbers to 100, and a first look at geometry • Science—the cycle of life and the seasons, levers and magnets, the wonder of the human body, and more, with lots of hands-on activities and stories about famous scientists

What Your Fourth Grader Needs to Know

Fundamentals of a Good Fourth-grade Education

Author: Eric Donald Hirsch

Publisher: Doubleday Books

ISBN: 9780385497206

Category: Education

Page: 310

View: 4592

A thoroughly updated edition of the classic educational resource covers the essentials of math, language arts, science, geography, art, and technology essentials as identified by the Core Knowledge Foundation.

What Your Sixth Grader Needs to Know

Fundamentals of a Good Sixth-Grade Education, Revised Edition

Author: E.D. Hirsch, Jr.

Publisher: Delta

ISBN: 0804180415

Category: Education

Page: 416

View: 5456

Grade by grade, these groundbreaking and successful books provide a solid foundation in the fundamentals of a good education for first to sixth graders. B & W photographs, linecuts, and maps throughout; two-color printing.

What Your Second Grader Needs to Know

Fundamentals of a Good Second-Grade Education

Author: Eric Donald Hirsch

Publisher: Bantam Dell Publishing Group

ISBN: 0553392409

Category: Education

Page: 491

View: 855

"A revised and updated version of What your [second] grader needs to know, fundamentals of a good second-grade education, with readings and activities in literature, mathematics, history, science, and the arts"--

What Your Preschooler Needs to Know

Read-Alouds to Get Ready for Kindergarten

Author: E. D. Hirsch, Jr.,Linda Bevilacqua

Publisher: Delta

ISBN: 0385341989

Category: Education

Page: 209

View: 1698

The creators of the Core Knowledge Series for elementary school students turn their attention to the needs of preschoolers to describe the essential building blocks of knowledge they require to provide a firm foundation for their future educational career, in a read-aloud anthology that covers everything from science and history to songs, stories, and more. Original. 60,000 first printing.

How People Learn

Brain, Mind, Experience, and School: Expanded Edition

Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences,Committee on Developments in the Science of Learning with additional material from the Committee on Learning Research and Educational Practice

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309131979

Category: Education

Page: 384

View: 7023

First released in the Spring of 1999, How People Learn has been expanded to show how the theories and insights from the original book can translate into actions and practice, now making a real connection between classroom activities and learning behavior. This edition includes far-reaching suggestions for research that could increase the impact that classroom teaching has on actual learning. Like the original edition, this book offers exciting new research about the mind and the brain that provides answers to a number of compelling questions. When do infants begin to learn? How do experts learn and how is this different from non-experts? What can teachers and schools do-with curricula, classroom settings, and teaching methods--to help children learn most effectively? New evidence from many branches of science has significantly added to our understanding of what it means to know, from the neural processes that occur during learning to the influence of culture on what people see and absorb. How People Learn examines these findings and their implications for what we teach, how we teach it, and how we assess what our children learn. The book uses exemplary teaching to illustrate how approaches based on what we now know result in in-depth learning. This new knowledge calls into question concepts and practices firmly entrenched in our current education system. Topics include: How learning actually changes the physical structure of the brain. How existing knowledge affects what people notice and how they learn. What the thought processes of experts tell us about how to teach. The amazing learning potential of infants. The relationship of classroom learning and everyday settings of community and workplace. Learning needs and opportunities for teachers. A realistic look at the role of technology in education.

Books to Build On

A Grade-By-Grade Resource Guide for Parents and Teachers

Author: E.D. Hirsch, Jr.

Publisher: Delta

ISBN: 0307567214

Category: Education

Page: 384

View: 1760

A companion volume to the highly successful series of textbooks for grades one through six, Books to Build On lists books and other print resources--organized by topic--related to the material covered in the textbooks, designed to encourage further study.

Making the Grade

Everything Your 2nd Grader Needs to Know

Author: Elena R. Arrigo

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

ISBN: 9780764124778

Category: Education

Page: 384

View: 4153

Describes what a child should know at the second grade level in such areas as reading, writing, math, social studies, and science, and offers strategies and techniques for developing curricula.

The Schools We Need

And Why We Don't Have Them

Author: E.D. Hirsch, Jr.

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 030757556X

Category: Education

Page: 336

View: 5666

This paperback edition, with a new introduction, offers a powerful, compelling, and unassailable argument for reforming America's schooling methods and ideas--by one of America's most important educators, and author of the bestselling Cultural Literacy. For over fifty years, American schools have operated under the assumption that challenging children academically is unnatural for them, that teachers do not need to know the subjects they teach, that the learning "process" should be emphasized over the facts taught. All of this is tragically wrong. Renowned educator and author E. D. Hirsch, Jr., argues that, by disdaining content-based curricula while favoring abstract--and discredited--theories of how a child learns, the ideas uniformly taught by our schools have done terrible harm to America's students. Instead of preparing our children for the highly competitive, information-based economy in which we now live, our schools' practices have severely curtailed their ability, and desire, to learn. With an introduction that surveys developments in education since the hardcover edition was published, The Schools We Need is a passionate and thoughtful book that will appeal to the millions of people who can't understand why America's schools aren't educating our children.

Setting Limits with Your Strong-Willed Child, Revised and Expanded 2nd Edition

Eliminating Conflict by Establishing CLEAR, Firm, and Respectful Boundaries

Author: Robert J. Mackenzie

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0770436609

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 352

View: 3458

In this fully revised and expanded second edition, Setting Limits author Robert MacKenzie is back with even more time-proven methods for dealing with misbehavior and creating positive, respectful, and rewarding relationships with children prone to acting out and disobedience. Disruptive misbehavior, constant power struggles, manipulative or aggressive behavior--the challenges facing parents and teachers of strong-willed children can seem overwhelming at times. That's why thousands of parents and educators have turned to the solutions in Setting Limits With Your Strong-Willed Child. This revised and expanded second edition offers the most up-to-date alternatives to punishment and permissiveness--moving beyond traditional methods that wear you down and get you nowhere, and zeroing in on what really works so parents can use their energy in more efficient and productive ways. With fully updated guidelines on parenting tools like "logical consequences," and examples drawn directly from the modern world that children deal with each day, this is an invaluable resource for anyone wondering how to effectively motivate strong-willed children and instill proper conduct.

The Science of Reading

A Handbook

Author: Margaret J. Snowling,Charles Hulme

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118712307

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 680

View: 8354

The Science of Reading: A Handbook brings together state-of-the-art reviews of reading research from leading names in the field, to create a highly authoritative, multidisciplinary overview of contemporary knowledge about reading and related skills. Provides comprehensive coverage of the subject, including theoretical approaches, reading processes, stage models of reading, cross-linguistic studies of reading, reading difficulties, the biology of reading, and reading instruction Divided into seven sections:Word Recognition Processes in Reading; Learning to Read and Spell; Reading Comprehension; Reading in Different Languages; Disorders of Reading and Spelling; Biological Bases of Reading; Teaching Reading Edited by well-respected senior figures in the field

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy

Author: Eric Donald Hirsch,Joseph F. Kett,James S. Trefil

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618226474

Category: History

Page: 647

View: 7087

Provides information on ideas concerning people, places, ideas, and events currently under discussion, including gene therapy, NAFTA, pheromones, and Kwanzaa.

What's Worth Learning?

Author: Marion Brady

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 1617351962

Category: Education

Page: 115

View: 6687

What's Worth Learning? addresses the central question of general education. For learners facing a complex, unpredictable, and dangerous future, it asks and answers the question: What knowledge is absolutely essential for every learner? In simple, jargon-free language, the book explains why the "core curriculum" in near-universal use in America's classrooms was poor when it was adopted in 1893 and why it grows more dysfunctional with each passing year. It then shows how, without changes in staffing, budgets, or bureaucratic boundaries, knowledge can be organized to both radically improve learner intellectual performance and significantly decrease the cost of a general education. Recognizing the difficulty of translating a new idea into classroom instruction, an appendix offers a comprehensive, classroom-tested course of study suitable for adolescents and older students.

Child Friendly Schools Manual

Author: N.A

Publisher: UNICEF

ISBN: 9280643762

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 204

View: 4595

This Child-Friendly Schools (CFS) Manual was developed during three-and-a-half years of continuous work, involving the United Nations Children's Fund education staff and specialists from partner agencies working on quality education. It benefits from fieldwork in 155 countries and territories, evaluations carried out by the Regional Offices and desk reviews conducted by headquarters in New York. The manual is a part of a total resource package that includes an e-learning package for capacity-building in the use of CFS models and a collection of field case studies to illustrate the state of the art in child-friendly schools in a variety of settings.

The Knowledge Deficit

Closing the Shocking Education Gap for American Children

Author: E. D. Hirsch

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547346960

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 8032

The Knowledge Deficit illuminates the real issue in education today -- without an effective curriculum, American students are losing the global education race. In this persuasive book, the esteemed education critic, activist, and best-selling author E.D. Hirsch, Jr., shows that although schools are teaching the mechanics of reading, they fail to convey the knowledge needed for the more complex and essential skill of reading comprehension. Hirsch corrects popular misconceptions about hot issues in education, such as standardized testing, and takes to task educators' claims that they are powerless to overcome class differences. Ultimately, this essential book gives parents and teachers specific tools for enhancing children's abilities to fully understand what they read.

Idiot's Guides: The Common Core Standards

Author: Jared T. Bigham, EdD

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1615647333

Category: Education

Page: 288

View: 2870

The Common Core State Standards are a set of standards for Kindergarten through 12th grade that have been adopted by 45 states in an effort to ensure that all U.S. students are equally prepared for college and careers. But no change in educational policy will ever meet with universal approval, and this change is proving controversial for many reasons. Parents are getting secondhand, biased information in many cases, and lack a clear understanding of what these standards are and how they will affect how and what their children learn. Idiot's Guides: The Common Core Standards will help parents, students, teachers, student teachers, and administrators understand the details of this far-reaching initiative. In it, readers get: A history of the development of the standards-how they came to be, where they have been implemented, and how they compare with those of other countries. An outline of what makes these standards different from previous statewide and standards. Details and examples of how students' classroom learning will change under the Common Core. Ways parents can help students at home--including how to help with homework that may be quite different than what they remember. A breakdown of the standards for English, math, and literacy across other subject areas, by grade level. Answers to the most commonly asked questions about the Common Core. Information on the assessments that students will take as part of the new curricula.