ERIC Number: ED417031
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
What Every Parent Needs To Know about 1st, 2nd & 3rd Grades: An Essential Guide to Your Child's Education.
Bickart, Toni S.; Dodge, Diane Trister; Jablon, Judy R.
Noting the crucial role parents play in their child's academic success, this book offers parents guidance in supporting their child's education in the primary grades. The book's chapters are: (1) "Learning in the Early Grades," including questions parents ask, what 6- to 8-year-old children are like, principles that make learning effective, why schools need to be different today, what to look for (a parent's checklist), and how to get involved; (2) "The Best Classroom for Your Child," exploring the classroom as a workplace and the classroom as a community; (3) "How Children Become Readers," including phonics and whole language; (4) "How Children Become Writers"; (5) "How Children Become Mathematical Thinkers"; (6) "How Children Learn Social Studies"; (7) "How Children Become Scientific Thinkers"; (8) "How Children's Learning Is Assessed," including purposes and effective approaches of assessment; and (9) "Helping with Homework." The book includes a glossary and sections on developmental characteristics of first-, second-, and third-graders and on learning disabilities, special needs, and inclusion. (Contains a resources list, including World Wide Web sites, and 30 references.) (EV)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Homework, Mathematics Instruction, Parent Materials, Parent Role, Parent Student Relationship, Primary Education, Reading Instruction, Science Instruction, Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Writing Instruction
Teaching Strategies, Inc., P.O. Box 42243, Washington, DC 20015; phone: 800-637-3652; fax: 202-364-7273; e-mail: TSI7543@aol.com ($12.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Co-published by Teaching Strategies and Sourcebooks, Inc.