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What Your First Grader Needs to Know (Revised and Updated) Fundamentals of a Good First-Grade Education

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ISBN-10: 0553392387

ISBN-13: 9780553392388

Edition: 2014 (Revised)

Authors: E. D. Hirsch, E. D. Hirsch

List price: $32.00
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Help your child exceed the Common Core standards with "What Your First Grader Needs to Know"What will your child be expected to learn in the first grade? How can you help him or her at home? How can teachers foster active, successful learning in the classroom? 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 first graders. Filled with opportunities for reading aloud and fostering discussion, this first-grade volume of the acclaimed Core Knowledge Series presents the sort of knowledge and skills that should be at the core of a challenging first-grade…    
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Book details

List price: $32.00
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/26/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.860
Language: English

Hirsch is a conservative critic best known for his repudiation of critical approaches to literature (chiefly poststructuralism and New Criticism) that assume that the author's intentions do not determine readings. He argues that any such methodology is guilty of "the organic fallacy," the belief that the text leads a life of its own. For Hirsch, the author's authority is the key to literary interpretation: The critic's job is to reproduce textual meaning by recovering the author's consciousness, which guarantees the validity of an interpretation. In his two most important books, Validity in Interpretation (1967) and its sequel, The Aims of Interpretation (1976), Hirsch warns against the…