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
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 authors outline 20 proven brain-compatible strategies, rationales from experts to support their effectiveness, and more than 250 activities for incorporating them. Teachers will find concrete ways to engage students in science with visual, auditory, kinesthetic, and tactile experiences that maximize retention, including:Music, rhythm, rhyme, and rap Storytelling and humor Graphic organizers, semantic maps, and word webs Manipulatives, experiments, labs, and models Internet projects
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
The key to successfully teaching English learners is focusing on literacy. Adapted from the highly successful Differentiated Literacy Strategies for Student Growth and Achievement in Grades K–6, this book provides a wealth of practical literacy strategies tailored for students who have had interrupted formal education or come from newly arrived immigrant populations. Teachers will find an instructional and assessment framework designed to promote these critical competencies:Functional literacy in phonics, spelling, and reading Content-area literacy for vocabulary, concept attainment, and comprehension Technological literacy for information searching, evaluation, and synthesis Innovative literacy for creativity, growth, and lifelong learning
Increase student learning with an effective classroom management plan!
This resource helps teachers develop classroom management plans tailored to their specific needs and skills. The author presents a five-step process that includes introspection, observation, plan development, implementation, and plan revision. This unique field-tested book also covers: