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.
Take advantage of block scheduling with this book's four-phase lesson planning framework and numerous instructional strategies to build higher-level thinking skills and increase student learning. Teachers in any subject area can use practical, research-based methods and tools such as cooperative learning, quality questioning, and graphic organizers to reach adolescents. Each chapter includes reproducible blackline masters for classroom use, plus activities for:Preparing students for learning by focusing on prior knowledge, reading, writing, and critical thinking Helping students actively interact with and process what they have learned Clarifying, reinforcing, and extending learning