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Building background knowledge for academic achievement : research on what works in schools

Author: Robert J Marzano
Publisher: Alexandria, VA : Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, ©2004.
Series: Gale virtual reference library.
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Explains why insufficient background knowledge is a chronic cause of low achievement, and describes how a carefully structured combination of two approaches--sustained silent reading and instruction in subject-specific vocabulary--can help rescue low achievers and boost the academic performance of all students.
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Marzano, Robert J.
Building background knowledge for academic achievement.
Alexandria, VA : Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, ©2004
(DLC) 2004009792
(OCoLC)55055218
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert J Marzano
ISBN: 1416600558 9781416600558 9781416602828 1416602828 9780871209726 0871209721 9781416600565 1416600566
OCLC Number: 56722661
Description: 1 online resource (219 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: The importance of background knowledge --
Six principles for building an indirect approach --
Tapping the power of wide reading and language experience --
Building academic background knowledge through direct vocabulary instruction --
Six steps to effective vocabulary instruction --
Defining an academic vocabulary --
Setting up a schoolwide or districtwide program --
Technical notes --
Vocabulary --
Mathematics terms --
Science terms --
English language arts terms --
History --
General history terms --
U.s. history terms --
World history terms --
Geography terms --
Civics terms --
Economics terms --
Health terms --
Physical education terms --
The arts --
Arts general terms --
Dance terms --
Music terms --
Theater terms --
Visual arts terms --
Technology terms.
Series Title: Gale virtual reference library.
Responsibility: Robert J. Marzano.
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Explains why insufficient background knowledge is a chronic cause of low achievement, and describes how a carefully structured combination of two approaches--sustained silent reading and instruction in subject-specific vocabulary--can help rescue low achievers and boost the academic performance of all students.

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