What Your Fifth Grader Needs to Know

Fundamentals of a Good Fifth-Grade Education

What Your Fifth Grader Needs to Know

What should your child learn in the fifth 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 fifth graders. Featuring sixteen pages of illustrations, a bolder, easier-to-follow format, and a thoroughly updated curriculum, What Your Fifth 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, and this edition gives a new generation of fifth graders the advantage they need to make progress in school today and to establish an approach to learning that will last a lifetime. Discover: • Favorite Poems—old and new, from Langston Hughes’s “I, Too” to Lewis Carroll’s famous nonsense poem “Jabberwocky” • Literature—from around the world, including Native American stories, Japanese tales, and condensed versions of classics, from Don Quixote to Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass • Learning About Literature—the rules of written English, pats of speech, literal and figurative language, common sayings and phrases, and a brief introduction to researching and writing a report • World and American History and Geography—explore latitude and longitude; Aztec, Inca, and Maya civilizations; European history during the Age of Exploration, the Renaissance, and the Reformation; and American history topics, including the Civil War, westward expansion, and the struggle of Native Americans • Visual Arts—art from around the world, from Renaissance paintings to American landscapes to Japanese gardens, with discussions of Leonardo da Vinci, Michaelangelo, and Botticelli—along with more than twenty reproductions. • Music—the basics of understanding, appreciating, and reading music, plus great composers from Beethoven to Mendelssohn and an introduction to African-American spirituals • Math—stimulating lessons, including percentages, number sense, long division, decimals, graphs, and geometry—as well as a quick introduction to pre-algebra • Science—fascinating discussions of taxonomy, atoms, the periodic table, human growth stages, plants, life cycles and reproduction—plus short biographies of famous scientists such as Galileo

Making the Grade

Everything Your Fifth Grader Needs to Know

Making the Grade

Provides parents with instructions to help educate their children, covering reading, writing, math, science, and social studies for fifth graders.

What Your Fifth Grader Needs to Know

Fundamentals of a Good Fifth-Grade Education

What Your Fifth Grader Needs to Know

Shows parents what their fifth grader needs to know in order to make progress in school and be effective in society

What Your Second Grader Needs to Know

Fundamentals of a Good Second-Grade Education Revised

What Your Second Grader Needs to Know

From the Introduction: "What kind of knowledge and skills can your child be expected to learn in second grade at school? How can you help your child at home? These are questions that we try to answer in this book. It presents the sort of knowledge and skills—in literature, reading and writing, history and geography, visual arts, music, mathematics, and science—that should be at the core of a challenging second-grade education. Because children and localities differ greatly across this big, diverse country, so do second-grade classrooms. But all communities, including classrooms, require some common ground for communication and learning. In this book we present the specific shared knowledge that hundreds of parents and teachers across the nation have agreed upon for American second graders. This core is not a comprehensive prescription for everything that every second grader needs to know. Such a complete prescription would be rigid and undesirable. But the book does offer a solid common ground that will enable young students to become active, successful learners in their classroom community and later in the larger communities we live in—town, state, nation, and world." BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from What Your Third Grader Needs to Know.

What Your Sixth Grader Needs to Know

Fundamentals of a Good Sixth-Grade Education, Revised Edition

What Your Sixth Grader Needs to Know

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.

Building Background Knowledge for Academic Achievement

Research on what Works in Schools

Building Background Knowledge for Academic Achievement

Provides information on how to use sustained silent reading and instruction in subject-specific vocabulary terms to attain academic achievement.

What Every 4th Grade Teacher Needs to Know

About Setting Up and Running a Classroom

What Every 4th Grade Teacher Needs to Know

You're teaching fourth grade this year. What do you need to know? Mike Anderson gives you practical information about daily routines, furniture, and much more. After a concise review of fourth graders' common developmental characteristics, Mike explains how to adjust your classroom and your teaching to fit these common characteristics. The result: students can learn, and you can teach, with minimum frustration and maximum ease and joy. In clear, plain writing peppered with classroom stories and examples, Mike shares practical know-how on topics like these: Arranging a circle, desks, and tables; Choosing and storing supplies; Scheduling a child-centered day and teaching daily routines; Planning special projects and field trips that maximize learning and build community; Understanding the special concerns of fourth graders' parents and finding the best ways to communicate with them.

What Your First Grader Needs to Know

Fundamentals of a Good First-grade Education

What Your First Grader Needs to Know

Since the Core Knowledge series was introduced, hundreds of thousands of children have benefited from these books' effective and user-friendly knowledge based curriculum. Researchers at the Core Knowledge Foundation constantly refine and update the curriculum based on feedback they receive from parents and teachers across the country. This new, revised edition of What Your First Grader Needs to Know reflects the fruit of that research and features a complete redesign with 32 pages of color

How is My Fifth Grader Doing in School?

What to Expect and how to Help

How is My Fifth Grader Doing in School?

As the parent of a fifth grader, you may be asking yourself: "My child says she's too busy to read. Is there anything I can do?" "My child is learning pre-algebra, but he doesn't know his times tables! Help!" "What can I do to make sure my child is prepared for middle school and beyond?" When your child entered fifth grade, you may have breathed a sigh of relief, thinking that you no longer needed to coach your child in basic reading and math skills. But parental involvement is more important than ever for the fifth grader. Academics are getting tougher. Expectations are higher. Children who have glided through school up until now may run into difficulties. Don't worry. "How Is My Fifth Grader Doing in School?" will help you find out what your child knows, what your child needs to know, and how to work with your child to ensure success in school.