Background Knowledge

August 31, 2009 3:23:00 PM

Factual knowledge a student already understands and can build upon when exposed to new content and concepts.

Base Words

March 14, 2006 7:52:33 AM

Words from which many other words are formed. For example, many words can be formed from the base word migrate: migration, migrant, immigration, immigrant, migrating, migratory.

Bilingual Education

March 14, 2006 7:52:33 AM

An educational program in which two languages are used to provide content matter instruction. Bilingual education programs vary in their length of time, and in the amount each language is used.

Blend

March 14, 2006 7:52:33 AM

A consonant sequence before or after a vowel within a syllable, such as cl, br, or st; it is the written language equivalent of consonant cluster.


>> Printed from: http://www.adlit.org/adlit_glossary/?letter=B&theme=print

© 2018. All rights reserved. AdLit.org is an educational initiative of WETA, the flagship public television station in the nation's capital. AdLit.org is funded by the Ann B. and Thomas L. Friedman Family Foundation and Carnegie Corporation of New York. The statements and views expressed are solely the responsibility of the authors.