Background Knowledge: The Missing Piece of the Comprehension Puzzle
Book study groups and professional learning communities, click here to save 15% when you order 15 copies of "Background Knowledge." A $330 value for $280.50. ""Background knowledge is too often neglected in our push to raise test scores, despite the fact that we know background knowledge is a critical component of comprehension. Background knowledge simply has to become an instructional focus if we want to help students make sense of school. We will lose a generation of learners if we don't act now."" -Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey Why background knowledge?
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"How much a reader already knows about a subject is the best predictor of reading comprehension." This book is okay, but it isn't all about background knowledge. They try hard to make it seem like that's what the book is about, but they venture into lots of other areas as well. It could have been a much thinner book, and I think they tried to justify the price by fluffing it out with some other content, which is fine because they other stuff like the two chapters near the end; critical literacy and new literacies, are still useful. My board purchased the book in bulk for all the schools, so I read it during the summer in case it had something really valuable in it to help my staff, but it didn't really have much to offer that I didn't already know.
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I liked the early part of the book better than the second half, partly because I couldn't see how some ideas (critical thinking) fit into the concept. It almost felt as though the authors wanted to ...
Placing Background Knowledge in Daily Teaching
Activating What Students Know Teaching That
Quickening the Pace of StudentsBackground
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