By Robert J. Marzano

In development heritage wisdom for educational success, Robert J. Marzano indicates how a gently based blend of 2 approaches--sustained silent interpreting and guide in subject-specific vocabulary terms--can aid conquer the deficiencies in historical past wisdom that bog down the fulfillment of many young ones. Readers will examine * the rules that underlie a good sustained silent interpreting software * A five-step method for utilizing sustained silent interpreting to reinforce historical past wisdom * The defining features of potent vocabulary guideline * A six-step method for direct guide in vocabulary in every one self-discipline * The vocabulary phrases serious to scholars’ good fortune in each educational topic Vignettes recommend how the steered examining and vocabulary guideline courses can be carried out in basic colleges, heart and junior excessive colleges, and excessive faculties. The publication additionally features a record of 7,923 vocabulary phrases culled from the nationwide criteria files and different guides, prepared into eleven topic parts and four grade-level different types. With its research-based suggestions and step by step process, construction history wisdom equips educators with the instruments they should aid shut the success hole and let all scholars to prevail.

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This indicates that an increase of one standard deviation in watching educational television is associated with an increase of 17 percentile points in background knowledge (see Technical Note 2 on pp. 127–130). The Hall, Chiarello, and Edmondson study is quite consistent with a study conducted in 1947 by Hall and Cushing. It found that watching a movie on a topic had the same effect on students as listening to a lecture or reading about the topic. These findings greatly expand the possibilities for schools that want to generate virtual experiences.

To a large extent this common knowledge or collective memory allows people to communicate, to work together, and to live chap2 8/10/04 12:40 PM Page 26 26 BUILDING BACKGROUND KNOWLEDGE FOR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT together. It forms the basis for communities, and if it is shared by enough people, it is a distinguishing characteristic of a national culture. The form and content of this common knowledge constitute one of the elements that make each national culture unique. (Hirsch, Kett, & Trefil, 1993, p.

Pilgreen (2000) undertook a comprehensive review of the research on SSR programs. She explains that SSR programs have been in existence since the 1950s under a variety of chap2 8/10/04 12:40 PM Page 38 38 BUILDING BACKGROUND KNOWLEDGE FOR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT names: Free Voluntary Reading (FVR), Uninterrupted Sustained Silent Reading (USSR), Sustained Quiet Reading Time (SQUIRT), Drop Everything and Read (DEAR), High Intensity Practice (HIP), Positive Outcomes While Enjoying Reading (POWER), and Fun Reading Every Day (FRED), among others.

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