Background Knowledge

Knowledge begets knowledge. Students draw upon what they already know to master new vocabulary and content. The articles in this section discuss why background knowledge is so important and offer ideas you can use to build upon a student's knowledge.

Still At Risk: What Students Don't Know, Even Now

April 15, 2008 9:12:47 AM

(2008) ©Common Core. All rights reserved.

To Read or Not To Read

November 21, 2007 9:47:28 AM

National Endowment for the Arts. (2007). To Read or Not To Read: A Question of National Consequence. Washington, DC: Author.

Effective Literacy Instruction for Adolescents

October 30, 2007 12:56:58 PM

Alvermann, D.E. (2001). Effective Literacy Instruction for Adolescents. Oak Creek, WI: National Reading Conference.

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