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Background Knowledge : the Missing Piece of the Comprehension Puzzle.

Author: Douglas Fisher; Nancy Frey
Publisher: Portsmouth : Heinemann, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Doug Fisher and Nancy Frey help you develop students' background knowledge in the subject-areas with effective, engaging ideas for modeling, guided practice, productive group work, and independent work. You'll learn to distinguish incidental knowledge from core background knowledge, check students' understanding prior to a unit; model how to activate prior knowledge; build up students' background knowledge through  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Study and teaching (Middle school)
Study and teaching (Secondary)
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Fisher, Douglas.
Background Knowledge : The Missing Piece of the Comprehension Puzzle.
Portsmouth : Heinemann, ©2009
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas Fisher; Nancy Frey
ISBN: 9780325030067 0325030065
OCLC Number: 646788307
Description: 1 online resource (198 pages)
Contents: Table of Contents; Foreword; Chapter 1: The Missing Piece of the Comprehension Puzzle; Chapter 2: Placing Background Knowledge in Daily Teaching; Chapter 3: Teacher as Archaeologist: Assessing Background Knowledge; Chapter 4: Activating What Students Know: Teaching That Unearths and Upends Students' Understandings; Chapter 5: Quickening the Pace of Students' Background Knowledge Acquisition; Chapter 6: Critical Literacy: Helping Students Get Beyond the Sift-and-Surf Mode to Deep Synthesis of Texts; Chapter 7: New Literacies, Old Standards for Excellence. Chapter 8: Building and Activating Background Knowledge Is Our JobA Study Guide for Background Knowledge; References; Index.

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Doug Fisher and Nancy Frey help you develop students' background knowledge in the subject-areas with effective, engaging ideas for modeling, guided practice, productive group work, and independent work. You'll learn to distinguish incidental knowledge from core background knowledge, check students' understanding prior to a unit; model how to activate prior knowledge; build up students' background knowledge through virtual fieldtrips, YouTube, guest experts, and more; provide collaborative ways for students to develop expertise, show what they know, and own learning.

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