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What Your Second Grader Needs To Know (Revised And Updated): Fundamentals of a Good Second-Grade Education Paperback – Illustrated, 15 September 2014
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
o Favorite poems-old and new, from oCaterpillarso to Gwendolyn Brooks's prizewinning oRudolph Is Tired of the Cityo
o Literature-from around the world, with African folktales, American tall tales, European fairy tales, and classic myths from ancient Greece
o Learning about language-the basic building blocks of written English, all explained with a touch of humor and common sense
o World and American history and geography-visit Japan, explore ancient Greece, travel the Underground Railroad with Harriet Tubman
o Visual arts-with activities and full-color illustrations of masterworks by El Greco, Van Gogh, Matisse, and others
o Music-basic theory, great composers, instruments, and fun-to-sing songs such as oI've Been Working on the Railroado and oDo-Re-Mio
o Math-challenging lessons ranging from telling time to doing fractions, numbers to 100, and a first look at geometry
o 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
About the Author
- Publisher : BANTAM DELL; 1st edition (15 September 2014)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 480 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0553392409
- ISBN-13 : 978-0553392401
- Dimensions : 18.8 x 3.05 x 23.24 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 419,038 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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It refers back to pages in the book with maps, which is helpful. It also treats the child as intelligent and curious, not like someone who needs to be entertained with talking animals to teach them history.