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

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Building Background knowledge for academic achievement
1The Importance of Background Knowledge1
2Six Principles for Building an Indirect Approach17
3Tapping the Power of Wide Reading and Language Experience.42
4Building Academic Background Knowledge Through Direct
Vocabulary Instruction62
5Six Steps to Effective Vocabulary Instruction91
6Defining an Academic Vocabulary104
7Setting Up a Schoolwide or Districtwide Program118
Technical Notes127
Appendix133
Mathematics Terms139
Science Terms144
English Language Arts Terms150
History
General History Terms156
U.S. History Terms166
World History Terms169
Geography Terms176
Civics Terms182
Economics Terms187
Health Terms189
Physical Education Terms192
The Arts
Arts General Terms193
Dance Terms194
Music Terms195
Theater Terms196
Visual Arts Terms197
Technology Terms198
References200
Index211
About the Author219

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