Building Background Knowledge for Academic Achievement: Research on What Works in Schools

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Overview


Discover 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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780871209726
  • Publisher: Heinle
  • Publication date: 1/28/2004
  • Pages: 219
  • Sales rank: 158,839
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.47 (d)

Meet the Author


Dr. Robert J. Marzano is CEO and co-founder of Marzano Research Laboratory, which specializes in school reform efforts to enhance student academic achievement. Over his 40 years in education, the central theme of his work has been translating research and theory into practical programs and tools for teachers and administrators. He is the author of more than 30 books, 150 articles, and more than 100 curriculum guides and related materials for teachers and students.
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Table of Contents

1. The Importance of Background Knowledge
2. Six Principles for Building an Indirect Approach
3. Tapping the Power of Wide Reading and Language Experience
4. Building Academic Background Knowledge Through Direct Vocabulary Instruction
5. Six Steps to Effective Vocabulary Instruction
6. Defining an Academic Vocabulary
7. 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

References
Index
About the Author

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