Use writing as a tool for helping students master content!
This updated edition of a best-selling book offers explicit strategies for differentiating writing instruction to help students learn content and develop as writers. The authors address how to create a climate for writing, use flexible groupings, differentiate instruction, and assess student writing. Offering new strategies and activities for effective writing instruction, this second edition:Covers informational text writing and critical thinking skills Includes guidance for working with English language learners Discusses current research about writing and learning Offers expanded coverage of assessment methods and tools
The Best of Corwin:Differentiated Instruction features a tapestry of critical information to guide teachers in implementing differentiation. Helpful tools include standards-based lesson- and unit- planning templates, graphic organizers, and brain-based research. The compilation also provides:Strategies for understanding students' needs Tips for accommodating various learning styles Curriculum approaches for data-driven instruction Proven best teaching practices Guidance in creating a positive learning environment
Also included is a chapter that offers an in-depth look at middle and high school learners and the need for differentiation to satisfy their developmental needs.
Create assessments that meet state standards and target students’ learning needs!
In this revised edition of her bestseller, Kay Burke provides a wide range of easy-to-implement alternative assessments that address today’s accountability requirements. Designed for use across all content areas, these formative assessments are rooted in the language of state standards and emphasize differentiating instruction to meet students’ diverse learning needs. Updated research and examples help K–12 teachers:Build Response to Intervention checklists for struggling students Develop unit plans using differentiated learning and assessment strategies Create portfolios that emphasize metacognition Design performance tasks that motivate and engage students Construct rubrics that describe indicators of quality work Create tests that focus on higher-order thinking skills
The most effective literacy strategies for ALL the young readers, writers, speakers, and listeners in your diverse classroom!
Emerging learners, developing learners, and fluent learners at all stages of development along the literacy continuum-those are the learners in today’s elementary classrooms. With this latest work, noted authors Gregory and Kuzmich give teachers an instructional and assessment framework designed to promote multiple competencies in literacy. With a focus on research-based, data-driven, and differentiated strategies, teachers are offered a guide to:
Pre-assessing diverse learners for literacy skills, competencies, learning styles, and learning gaps Implementing a broad array of high-payoff and developmentally appropriate strategies Creating units, lessons, and adjustable assignments that address multiple competencies in literacy learning
Veteran educators Gregory and Kuzmich provide user-friendly techniques for data-gathering, helping you to differentiate instruction. This informative book is now fully updated to support the Common Core and other key standards, and includes: Step-by-step guidance on gathering data to improve classroom dynamics, pinpoint student learning styles, adjust lessons for different learners, and inform diagnostic teaching and assessment Techniques for using data to refresh and strengthen curriculum, including numerous unit and lesson plans fully linked with the Common Core A wealth of templates for fast and simple data collection Updated differentiation strategies for the Common Core and other key standards, including the Career and College Readiness Standards and the Standards of Mathematical Practice
If you're in need of a single resource to put differentiated instruction immediately into practice, then follow the lead of 100,000+ teachers and look to Gregory and Chapman's ground-breaking text. With new strategies, updates throughout, a Common Core lesson-planning template, and a larger format, the third edition is an even richer resource with: A deep research base coupled with immediately useable examples A start-to-finish six-step process, beginning with establishing a classroom climate, then getting to know students An emphasis on formative assessment before, during, and after learning 70+ templates, tools, and questionnaires