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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For example, academic writing instructor Mira Pak (2009) used podcast- ing as a
way to scaffold her students' conceptual understanding in writing. The students in
her class were also enrolled in another class that, as a final project assignment ...
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text messaging Twitter Digg video conferencing Sharing YouTube blogs vlogs
Flickr Collaborating wikis VoiceThread Google Docs Listening podcasts iTunes ...
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Howard), 17 Oxford, Mimi, 24 Pak, Mira ("Podcasting"), 139 Paragraph frames, 82
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Placing Background Knowledge in Daily Teaching
Activating What Students Know Teaching That
Quickening the Pace of StudentsBackground
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