In this post, we compare traditional methods of building background knowledge to using read aloud to engage students in learning new content.
In this post, we explore our pre-Common Core approach to helping students negotiate difficult text and consider the question, “Who’s doing the work?” as we reflect on instruction in a Common Core world.
In this post, we continue to explore ways to build student background knowledge. Here we look closely at standard number seven as an important conduit for helping fill in gaps about the unknown.
In this post, we round out our exploration of building background knowledge by returning you to a November post titled, Who’s Doing the Work?