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Building Background Knowledge for Academic Achievement: Research on What Works in Schools (Professional Development) 1st Edition
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prism of background knowledge. There is a general correlation between
academic background knowledge and generalized academic performance.
In addition, the book covers the transitory steps aimed at harnessing
working memory into permanent memory. There is a section which shows how
surface knowledge enhances background knowledge. Text density is another
indicator of learning. Texts which contain many new words not widely
interspersed will have the lowest new vocabulary retention. As newer words
are more widely dispersed, readers have up to a 30% retention from a
mere retention in single digits. Poverty is another correlator to overall
academic performance according to the author. The book presents a very
valuable common Greek/Latin root derivative section. For instance,
Greek words enter into the English language , thusly.
- ast or star means astronomy
- cycle or circle means cycle
- gram finds usage in the word telegraph or autograph
- meter is utilized in thermometer or centimeter
- photo finds usage in photograph
- scop or to see is utilized in the word microscope
- therm or heat is utilized in thermometer
The Latin root "act" is utilized in react or transact. The Latin root
"ang" means to bend as in angle or angular. The Latin root "aud" for
hear is seen in the word audible. The Latin root "credit" is seen in
The book is a worthy acquisition for the student, linguist, writer or
academic person in your household. It is a good value for the price charged.
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If you've been teaching for more than a year, it's unlikely that more than 10% of this book will be new or interesting to you.Published 1 month ago by vicksand
A must for teachers who want to understand the different mindset of student and their real world experiencePublished 4 months ago by SuessIsLoose
Great list to use for language therapy for SLP's in the back of the book. Also some information for therapy planning within the pages.Published 24 months ago by A. Devuyst
This is an excellent book as are most books authored by Marzano. It helped me with my project. Buy it.Published on February 20, 2013 by Mammi
The book I recieved was in great condition. I also receaved it in good timing to, under the predicted time.Published on February 22, 2011 by ilherrboldt