×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

What Your Second Grader Needs to Know: Fundamentals of a Good Second Grade Education
     

What Your Second Grader Needs to Know: Fundamentals of a Good Second Grade Education

3.8 8
by E. D. Hirsch Jr., John Holdren (Other)
 

See All Formats & Editions

Give your child a smart start with
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

Overview

Give your child a smart start with
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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780385318433
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/28/1999
Series:
Core Knowledge Series
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
404,611
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews

What Your Second Grader Needs to Know: Fundamentals of a Good Second Grade Education 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent book. My husband and I read many passages for my son. He likes them very much. They enrich his mind tremendously. My son's school somehow does not provide this much content. We would have missed a lot fine literature, history, and geography without this book. Thanks to the authors. I do see the math part is too easy for second graders nowadays. For practice, we use Beestar math and ELA (a wonderful web site beestar.org). Its free weekly exercises are about right and very helpful. Overall, this is an outstanding book loaded with fine content. I highly recommend it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I enjoy reading this book each night with my daughter. Not only do I find her mind growing...I am also am learning new things.
TheClouds More than 1 year ago
I purchased the nook version of this book.  It contains so many typos.  I mean so many typos.  The sheet music for Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star on page 192 and 193 is even wrong.  It says to play CC GG CC A  when the correct way to play it  si CC GG AA G.  I suspect the actual book probably doesn't have as many typos.  I won't be buying the third grade version.   
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hi
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Has a lot of useful supplements for homeschooling or even to add to what your child is learning in school. Ideas for books from the library as well.
stellax More than 1 year ago
We found a lot of useful tips from this book. We got to know what Mark studies at school is enough or not. It is really a good helper for parents. Mark also does math and reading in Beestar, so we know Beestar has provided enough exercise for a Second Grader. We are going to register GTM for him, because this book tells that it is also important to develop his intelligence by doing GTM practice.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was looking for a book to supplement what my child was learning or not learning at school, and this book has been perfect. We read from it every night, plus we use it as a reference when we have questions or problems with homework. I would recommend this series for any parent who is trying to help their children become more successful in school.