Building Background Knowledge for Academic Achievement


 

Building Background Knowledge for Academic Achievement!

 

Anticipation Guide: Includes many "surprising" facts that readers that will help to kick start conversations about the book.

Building Background Knowledge Anticipation Guide.doc

 

The PowerPoint presentation provides the "answers" to the anticipation guide as well as the reference to the pages in the book. Building Background Knowledge for Academic Achievement.ppt

 

This handout explains the steps in implementing an effective SSR and Direct Instruction of Vocabulary program.

 

 

Additional Readings:

E.D. Hirsch, "The Case for Bringing Content into the Language Arts Block and for a Knowledge-Rich Curriculum Core for all Children" from the Spring, 2006 issue of AFT.