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Paperback What Your 3rd Grader Needs to Know: Fundamentals of a Good Third Grade Education (Core Knowledge) Book

ISBN: 0385312571

ISBN13: 9780385312578

What Your 3rd Grader Needs to Know: Fundamentals of a Good Third Grade Education (Core Knowledge)

(Part of the Core Knowledge Series)

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This description may be from another edition of this product. 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...

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5 ratings

a book of enrichment

This is an excellent book. I read many chapters for my son before bed. We both like them very much. They broaden his knowledge and enrich his mind like nothing else. My son's school does not provide this much content. We would have missed significant literature, history, and geography without it. The authors have done an important and nice job! I do see the math section is too easy for 3rd graders nowadays. We use BeeStar online math instead. Its free weekly exercises are about right and very helpful. Overall, this is an outstanding book loaded with fine content. I highly recommend it.

Great book, but lacks practice question sets.

For our two children, we have been using Core Knowledge Curriculum Textbooks. They are great a supplement to the learning they get at their school.We like the systematic curriculum presented in Core Knowledge books. However, these books do not contain question sets to test the learning of the students. Fortunately, we found the following website that provides worksheets based on Core Knowledge curriculum:http://www.kwizNET.comPlease share if you know of any other resources related to Core Knowledge books. Thank you.

Another 3rd Grade Teacher "Weighs In"

Core Knowledge is tried and true! I left public schools and headed to a private school, lower pay, so that I could get away from all the over-the-top P.C. and multiculture (lessons in self-loathing) brainwashing and teach kids factual knowledge which is very much needed. Every school in the U.S. should be a C.K. school. Get the series and DO supplement. While you're at it, don't forget the phonics instruction: "Alpha Phonics" by Sam Blumenfeld is excellent. I use this phonics primer along with C.K. books in the classroom.

Excellent!

I am a home schooler with an eleven year old. I started homeschooling my child last year. I found, finding descent curriculums to be quite a challenge. I discovered the Core Knowledge series before the beginning of this school year. I purchased the fifth and sixth grade editions. However, when I went through the third grade edition I was amazed. I would like to see an average third grader, in these United States, that has the basis of what is in this book. Of course many people will find fault with it, as all people do. Whites will think it is minority favored, women will think it is male biased, and minorities will think it is lacking in their cultural history. Being a female of American Indian and multicultural background, I find the Core Knowledge series to be well rounded. I found the literature and history sections to be quite compelling. It is based on the literature that we grew up with. You might not agree with the choice of tales, but they are part of our historical background. I realize there are a number of people concerned with violence these days, I am one of those concerned...however the literature that we and our parents grew up with, is not the core of violence in the world. I loved the fact that the arts were included in the series. I believe that the lack of creative outlet, is one of the biggest downfalls in the educational system today. Children have no outlets. Music is being irradicated, along with the rest of the arts, yet here it is. Obviously someone else feels the arts have an important role in a balanced education. I also have a 23 year old and from what I have experienced over the years, our educational system is crumbling. I applaud the Core Knowledge series, I find it to be a wonderful addition to my child's homeschooling curriculum. It has reintroduced a well rounded education to our family. I do believe, that in order to receive the full benefits of the Core Knowledge series, you need to start at the beginning. Each year of the series has references to years prior. They are building blocks to education, isn't that a nice perspective for a change? I think so!

Excellant reference material.

We are first year homeschoolers and found this book quite helpful in determining what we should be teaching our children and in what grade. These books are written so that the child can read them and are written in such a way as to hold their interest.
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