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Everyone knows that students from disadvantaged backgrounds, who are not well prepared for school, have the toughest time making the grade. But what hasn't been so clear is what schools can do about it . . . until now. Here is a book that spells out how to overcome the deficiencies that hamper the achievement of so many students.
Learn why insufficient background knowledge is a chronic cause of low achievement, and discover how a carefully structured combination of two approaches—sustained silent reading and instruction in subject-specific vocabulary—can help rescue low achievers and boost the academic performance of all students. Drawing from 35 years of research, Robert J. Marzano uses detailed vignettes to provide you with the tools you need to close achievement gaps:
(ASCD Premium Member book, 2004) 7" x 9", 217 pages. Also available as an e-book!
In this guide, experts Susan M. Brookhart and Jay McTighe show how best to incorporate the formative learning cycle into everyday instruction. They offer techniques for sharing learning targets, assessment activities to use in the classroom, and strategies for providing student feedback.