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
Teaching is one of the most exciting careers you can choose. It’s also one of the most challenging, especially when you are first stepping into your new classroom. Presenting time-tested strategies specifically for new classroom instructors, Starting Strong, Second Edition, is the ideal survival guide for navigating through your crucial first year of teaching. Starting at the beginning, the authors offer basic classroom layout suggestions for an optimal learning environment and frameworks any novice teacher can use to establish procedures that promote positive individual and group behavior.
Moving from classroom management to instructional responsibilities, this indispensable resource offers clear guidelines for designing curriculum and instruction and methods for effective assessment. Additional how-to features include:
• Samples of oral and written communication for parents and colleagues
• Ways to create classroom newsletters
• Techniques for using Web sites for interactive learning
• Reflection questions for teachers at the end of each chapter
With plenty of food-for-thought ideas to evaluate your own practice, this invaluable text helps teachers gain confidence and competence and reduce stress during that all-important first year!
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.
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
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
Descriptions of how to teach students with different learning styles and needs
Specific instructions for using each tactic, with helpful comments from practicing teachers and literature resources
A wealth of reproducible worksheets
Help for choosing appropriate strategies for specific subject areas, grade ranges, or learning difficulties
Information to help teachers comply with federal mandates such as NCLB and the reauthorization of IDEA 2004
63 Tactics for Teaching Diverse Learners: Grades 6–12 allows teachers to match specific needs with an easily accessible set of solutions and enable all learners to achieve success in the classroom.