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The Role of Background Knowledge

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How are you feeling today?

Pluses/deltas

Background Knowledge

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norms

Today's LIneup/objectives

Meeting Objectives

  • Build data literacy
  • Investigate background knowledge in the science of reading

Norms

  • take an inquiry stance.
  • ground statements in evidence
  • assume positive intentions & take responsibility for impact.
  • Speak your truth & be open to different perspectives
  • stick to protocol & hear all voices
  • start and stop on time
  • be here now

  • Read these 2 passages - 3 minutes
    • do not look anything up
  • Retell in your own words

  • Name ways you introduce new stories/topics.

The role of knowledge in reading comprehension: 3 takeaways

Explore the research

  • 18 minutes (cameras can be off)
  • explore the research articles around background knowledge
  • note why it makes a difference
  • note ways you support it in your lessons now
  • be ready to share your findings

Dramatic new evidence that building knowledge can boost comprehension & close gaps

What is background knowledge & how does it fit into the science of reading

Teachers are told to activate prior knowledge: here's how that works in reading

The whys and hows of activating students' background knowledge

Yes, there is evidence that building knowledge boosts reading comprehension

researchED Australia - video The Knowledge Gap: What it is & how to Narrow it

Building Knowledge can help build comprhension success

The role of knowledge in reading comprehension: 3 takeaways

Explore the research

  • 18 minutes (cameras can be off)
  • explore the research articles around background knowledge
  • note why it makes a difference
  • note ways you support it in your lessons now
  • be ready to share your findings

Dramatic new evidence that building knowledge can boost comprehension & close gaps

What is background knowledge & how does it fit into the science of reading

Teachers are told to activate prior knowledge: here's how that works in reading

The whys and hows of activating students' background knowledge

Yes, there is evidence that building knowledge boosts reading comprehension

researchED Australia - video The Knowledge Gap: What it is & how to Narrow it

Building Knowledge can help build comprhension success

Next steps

  • finding new ways to incorporate background knowledge
  • take notice of passages in ELA/SS that benefit with background knowledge- have open next time we meet

Check out - Pluses-DeltAs

What was helpful about today's meeting?

What could we do to make it more helpful?

2 people share out loud