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

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Appendix
In this section, 7,923 vocabulary terms are listed for 11 subject areas:
1. Mathematics
2. Science
3. English language arts
4. History
5. Geography
6. Civics
7. Economics
8. Health
9. Physical education
10. The arts
11. Technology

The terms for all subject areas are reported at four levels:

Twenty-eight standards documents served as the source for the 7,923 terms. I identified these terms using a linguistic analysis process as described in Marzano (2002). I do not offer them as a definitive listing. Rather, I encourage districts and schools to adapt and supplement the lists in any way they see fit, depending on how a given subject area is taught. The following sections describe the sources used to construct the list in each subject area, along with unique characteristics of the various subject area lists.


Mathematics

The following documents were used as the source for the mathematics terms:

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). (1989). Curriculum and evaluation standards for school mathematics. Reston, VA: Author.

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). (2000). Principles and standards for school mathematics. Reston, VA: Author

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