What your Third Grader Needs to Know

What your Third Grader Needs to Know

Fundamentals of A Good Third-grade Education

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Give your child a smart start with
What Your Third Grader Needs to Know
 
What should your child learn in the third grade? How can you help him or her at home? This book answers these important questions and more, offering the specific shared knowledge that thousands of parents and teachers across the nation have agreed upon for American third graders. Featuring sixteen pages of full-color illustrations, a bolder, easier-to-follow format, and a thoroughly updated curriculum, What Your Third Grader Needs to Know is designed for parents and teachers to enjoy with children. Hundreds of thousands of children have benefited from the Core Knowledge Series. This edition, featuring a new Introduction, gives today’s generation of third graders the advantage they need to make progress in school and to establish an approach to learning that will last a lifetime. In this book you’ll discover
 
Favorite poems—old and new, from the traditional rhyme “For Want of Nail” to Lewis Carroll’s whimsical poem “The Crocodile”
Literature—including Native American stories, African folktales, European fairy tales, classic myths from ancient Greece, stories from ancient Rome, and more
Learning about language—the basics of written English, including sentence structure, parts of speech, and a first look at writing a report or letter
World and American history and geography—journey down the great rivers of Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia, visit ancient Rome, and experience the earliest days of America with the Pilgrims and Native Americans
Visual arts—an introduction to masterworks by Rembrandt, Henri Matisse, Mary Cassatt, and others, with full-color reproductions and fun, do-it-yourself activities
Music—the fundamentals of appreciating, reading, and making music, plus great composers, instruments, and sing-along lyrics for songs such as “Bicycle Built for Two” and “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands”
Math—stimulating lessons ranging from counting money to solving division problems, numbers through 100,000, graphs, and the metric system
Science—fascinating discussions on the natural world, the cycles of life, the human body and its systems, and the environment, with accompanying activities and stories about famous scientists such as Copernicus and Alexander Graham Bell

Baker & Taylor
Presents the opinions of educators on what every third-grade child should know, offering information on such subjects as history, fine arts, geography, math, science, and technology.

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& Taylor

A revised edition of a volume from the acclaimed Core Knowledge Series, illustrated parent/child interactive books teaching education fundamentals, continues with information on the language arts, science, math, history, geography, music, and the visualA revised edition of a volume from the acclaimed Core Knowledge Series, illustrated parent/child interactive books teaching education fundamentals, continues with information on the language arts, science, math, history, geography, music, and the visual arts, all supplementing a third grader's education. Original. arts, all supplementing a third grader's education. Original.

Publisher: New York : Bantam Dell Pub., 2002
Edition: Revised edition
Copyright Date: ©2001
ISBN: 9780385336260
0385336268
Branch Call Number: 372.19 WHAT
Characteristics: xxviii, 366 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Hirsch, E. D. (Eric Donald), 1928-
Notes: Includes index

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LMcShaneCLE Sep 18, 2015

Indispensable for parents and all -an engaging way to refresh critical literacy in literature, math, science, history, geography, music, and visual arts. (updated 2015 edition)

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