What Your 3rd Grader Needs to Know

What Your 3rd Grader Needs to Know

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Item #: BM-020313
ISBN: 9780553394665
Grades: 3

Product Description:

The 3rd Grade edition is divided into the sections of Language and Literature, History and Geography, Visual Arts, Music, Mathematics, and Science. ‘Language and Literature’ covers poetry, stories, mythology, myths from Ancient Greece and Rome, and familiar phrases. In the margins of the stories, new words are listed along with questions to ask your child about the story content. Grammar includes writing a letter, reports, five parts of speech, and punctuation. ‘History and Geography’ covers Ancient Roman history, the Vikings, and American history though the colonies. ‘Art’ explores popular pieces, lines, shapes, and colors move. Music covers the elements of music and instruments, composers (Tchaikovsky, John Sousa, Aaron Copland), and folk songs. ‘Mathematics’ covers multiplication, division, numbers through 100,000, working with numbers, time, money, graphs, geometry, measurement, roman numerals, and fractions. ‘Science’ concepts include classifying animals, the human body, light and vision, sound and hearing, astronomy, and ecology. 489 pgs., pb ~Amber

Publisher Description:

Give your child a smart start with the revised and updated 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
  • Primary Subject
    Home School Helps
    Trade Paper
    Revised, Illustrated
    Series Title
    Core Knowledge Ser.
    General Adult
    E. D. Hirsch Jr. (Editor)
    E.D. Hirsch
    Softcover Book
    Brand Name
    Bantam, Doubleday and Dell
    3.1062 (lbs.)
    9.0" x 7.5" x 1.0"
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