When I started homeschooling, I followed the common core series entitled "What Your ... Grade Needs to Know". I loved them and still recommend them. The children loved squirrelling away and reading all of the literature and history in those books. But if you just want an listing of what your child needs to know, then a lot of the same information is available at the core standards website.
Click on "The standards" tab and download the appropriate PDF.
You will find all standards listed from K-8 plus English Literature and math for all grades.
This can be used to create a full curriculum
If you want the books on hand for a reasonable price, just click on the book below.
~posted by Andrea from Notes from a Homeschooling Mom