Background Knowledge

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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.


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.

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