Building Background Knowledge for Academic Achievement: Research on what Works in Schools
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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The Importance of Background Knowledge
Six Principles for Building
Tapping the Power of Wide Reading
Building Academic Background Knowledge
Six Steps to Effective
Defining an Academic Vocabulary
Setting Up a Schoolwide
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