James Paul Gee
Comprehension instruction: Research-based best practice. New York: Guilford Press, Second Edition,
Publication year: 2015

The argument in this chapter is as follows: Success in school requires children to comprehend the complex academic language found in the content areas in school (e.g., science, math, social studies). This, in turn, requires a good school-based vocabulary and familiarity with the syntactic and discourse features of such language. It is best to get ready for these language demands early in life, at home, before coming to school and to sustain home-based support for such academic language development thereafter. It is difficult to develop a good school-based vocabulary starting late, without such early and ongoing home-based support (Gee, 2004).