How To Differentiate Instruction
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|Author||: Carol Ann Tomlinson|
We differentiate instruction to honor the reality of the students we teach. They are energetic and outgoing. They are quiet and curious. They are confident and self-doubting. They are interested in a thousand things and deeply immersed in a particular topic. They are academically advanced and "kids in the middle" and struggling due to cognitive, emotional, economic, or sociological challenges. More of them than ever speak a different language at home. They learn at different rates and in different ways. And they all come together in our academically diverse classrooms. Written as a practical guide for teachers, this expanded third edition of Carol Ann Tomlinson’s groundbreaking work covers the fundamentals of differentiation and provides additional guidelines and new strategies for how to go about it. You’ll learn - What differentiation is and why it’s essential - How to set up the flexible and supportive learning environment that promotes success - How to manage a differentiated classroom - How to plan lessons differentiated by readiness, interest, and learning profile - How to differentiate content, process, and products - How to prepare students, parents, and yourself for the challenge of differentiation First published in 1995 as How to Differentiate Instruction in Mixed-Ability Classrooms, this new edition reflects evolving best practices in education, the experiences of practitioners throughout the United States and around the world, and Tomlinson's continuing thinking about how to help each and every student access challenging, high-quality curriculum; engage in meaning-rich learning experiences; and feel at home in a school environment that "fits."/p>
|Author||: Carol A. Tomlinson|
Offers proven ideas for how to match instructional approaches to the readiness, interests, and talents of all students.
|Author||: Jacqueline S. Thousand,Richard A. Villa,Ann I. Nevin|
|Editor||: Corwin Press|
This comprehensive resource demonstrates how to combine co-teaching with differentiated instruction for all diverse learners using universal design for learning (UDL) and a unique retrofit approach.
|Author||: Carol Ann Tomlinson|
Curiosity and inspiration are powerful catalysts for learning. In this 2nd edition of a book that has provided inspiration to countless teachers, Carol Ann Tomlinson offers three new chapters, extended examples and information in every chapter, and field-tested strategies that teachers can use in today's increasingly diverse classrooms. Tomlinson shows how to use students' readiness levels, interests, and learning profiles to address student diversity. In addition, the author shows teachers how to differentiate, or structure, lessons at every grade level and content area to provide scaffolds--as well as high-speed elevators--for * The content of lessons, * The processes used in learning, and * The products of learning. Teachers can draw on the book's practical examples as they begin to differentiate instruction in their own classrooms. Strategies include curriculum, compacting, sidebar investigations, entry points, graphic organizers, contracts, and portfolios. As Tomlinson says, Differentiation challenges us to draw on our best knowledge of teaching and learning. It suggests that there is room for both equity and excellence in our classrooms. How is this book different from the 1st edition? * 3 new chapters, focusing on teacher responses to student differences, providing new examples and strategies, addressing parent involvement, and discussing grading and assessment. * 16 new illustrations, showing examples of differentiated content, products, and processes. * New foreword. * More references and resources. * New, larger format and design
|Author||: Deborah Blaz|
In this new edition of a bestseller, author Deborah Blaz helps you differentiate lessons for your world language students based on their learning styles, interests, prior knowledge, and comfort zones. This practical book uses brain-based teaching strategies to help students of all ability levels thrive in a rigorous differentiated learning environment. Each chapter provides classroom-tested activities and tiered lesson plans to help you teach vocabulary, speaking, listening, reading, and writing in world language classes in ways that are interactive, engaging, and effective for all learners. Features new to this edition include: Sample thematic units to make your lessons more authentic and immersive New strategies for using technology to differentiate world language instruction Additional checklists, rubrics, and feedback forms to help you organize your lesson plans and track students’ progress New connections to the Common Core State Standards, the ACTFL Standards, Webb’s Depth of Knowledge, and Bloom’s Taxonomy You’ll also learn how to differentiate assessment effectively to help all students show their full potential. Classroom-ready tools and templates can be downloaded as free eResources from our website (www.routledge.com/9781138906181) for immediate use.
|Author||: Diane Heacox|
|Editor||: Free Spirit Publishing|
This updated edition presents a practical introduction to differentiation and explains how to differentiate instruction in a wide range of settings to provide variety and challenge. Chapters focus on evaluation in a differentiated classroom and how to manage both behavior and work tasks. The book includes connections to Common Core State Standards. Digital content includes a PowerPoint presentation for professional development, customizable forms from the book, and curriculum maps, workcards, and matrix plans.
|Author||: Rhonda Bondie,Akane Zusho|
Need to decide when, why, and how to differentiate instruction in the classroom? Differentiated Instruction Made Practical introduces teachers to All Learners Learning Every Day (ALL-ED), an easy-to-use framework that enables tailored instruction for every learner. These unique, self-regulated learning routines were developed by an experienced K-12 teacher and researcher in collaboration with an educational psychology scholar. Filled with useful classroom examples, evaluation procedures, self-reflection activities, and relevant background information, this essential guide will help classroom teachers think on their feet and promote success for all students—not just the middle of the pack.
|Author||: Monique Magee,Elizabeth Breaux|
This accessible and practical guide shows teachers how to provide their students with a variety of ways to strengthen their understanding of new material. A selection of assessments is also available to ensure that students have mastered classroom content, regardless of their individual learning styles, abilities, and needs. Contents include: What is differentiated instruction and why do we differentiate? Know your students Management for differentiated instruction 12 ways to differentiate And more!
|Author||: Carol Ann Tomlinson|
Although much has changed in schools in recent years, the power of differentiated instruction remains the same—and the need for it has only increased. Today's classroom is more diverse, more inclusive, and more plugged into technology than ever before. And it's led by teachers under enormous pressure to help decidedly unstandardized students meet an expanding set of rigorous, standardized learning targets. In this updated second edition of her best-selling classic work, Carol Ann Tomlinson offers these teachers a powerful and practical way to meet a challenge that is both very modern and completely timeless: how to divide their time, resources, and efforts to effectively instruct so many students of various backgrounds, readiness and skill levels, and interests. With a perspective informed by advances in research and deepened by more than 15 years of implementation feedback in all types of schools, Tomlinson explains the theoretical basis of differentiated instruction, explores the variables of curriculum and learning environment, shares dozens of instructional strategies, and then goes inside elementary and secondary classrooms in nearly all subject areas to illustrate how real teachers are applying differentiation principles and strategies to respond to the needs of all learners. This book's insightful guidance on what to differentiate, how to differentiate, and why lays the groundwork for bringing differentiated instruction into your own classroom or refining the work you already do to help each of your wonderfully unique learners move toward greater knowledge, more advanced skills, and expanded understanding. Today more than ever, The Differentiated Classroom is a must-have staple for every teacher's shelf and every school's professional development collection.
|Author||: Cheryll M. Adams,Cheryll Adams,Rebecca L. Pierce,Rebecca Pierce|
|Editor||: PRUFROCK PRESS INC.|
This easy-to-use, teacher-friendly book is a must-have for any educator wanting to differentiate instruction for the gifted or regular classroom. Differentiating instruction has become an integral part of classroom instruction, and tiering lessons is a practical, easy, and efficient way to ensure the various needs and learning levels of elementary students are met. The authors provide a summary of the process, with detailed instructions for tiering lessons for the elementary grades. Also included are tips for grouping students by interest, learning style, or ability level; a template for creating your own tiered lessons; and a concise resource section for differentiating and preparing lessons. Ten concise sample lessons and two tiered units, covering the math, science, language arts, and social studies disciplines, also are included for teacher use. Differentiating instruction will take on a new meaning in your classroom as you implement these fun, engaging, and student-friendly lessons.
|Author||: Carol A. Tomlinson,Tonya R. Moon|
Carol Ann Tomlinson and Tonya R. Moon take an in-depth look at assessment and show how differentiation can improve the process in all grade levels and subject areas. After discussing differentiation in general, the authors focus on how differentiation applies to various forms of assessment--pre-assessment, formative assessment, and summative assessment--and to grading and report cards. Readers learn how differentiation can --Capture student interest and increase motivation --Clarify teachers' understanding about what is most important to teach --Enhance students' and teachers' belief in student learning capacity; and --Help teachers understand their students' individual similarities and differences so they can reach more students, more effectively Throughout, Tomlinson and Moon emphasize the importance of maintaining a consistent focus on the essential knowledge, understandings, and skills that all students must acquire, no matter what their starting point. Detailed scenarios illustrate how assessment differentiation can occur in three realms (student readiness, interest, and learning style or preference) and how it can improve assessment validity and reliability and decrease errors and teacher bias. Grounded in research and the authors' teaching experience, Assessment and Student Success in a Differentiated Classroom outlines a common-sense approach that is both thoughtful and practical, and that empowers teachers and students to discover, strive for, and achieve their true potential.
|Author||: William N. Bender|
|Editor||: Corwin Press|
A guide to differentiated instruction covers such topics as metacognitive and scaffolded learning, tutoring, self-management, and assessment.
|Author||: Amy Benjamin|
This book demonstrates how to make your classroom more responsive to the needs of individual students with a wide variety of learning styles, interests, goals, cultural backgrounds, and prior knowledge. Focusing on grades 6 through 12, this book showcases classroom-tested activities and strategies. Differentiated Instruction: A Guide for Middle and High School Teachers shows you how to vary your instruction so you can respond to the needs of individual learners. The concrete examples in this book demonstrate how you can use differentiated instruction to clarify: • the content (what you want students to know and be able to do) • the process (how students are going to go about learning the content) • and the product (how they will show you what they know.) This book is uniquely interactive. It features "Reflections" to help you understand your teaching style and guide you towards developing habits of mind which result in effective differentiated instruction. Also included is a chapter on teaching students whose native language is not English.
|Author||: Carol A. Tomlinson,Jay McTighe|
Shows how to combine two effective frameworks to provide a comprehensive approach to ensure all students are learning at maximum levels.
|Author||: Robin Fogarty,Brian M. Pete|
|Editor||: Solution Tree|
We now recognize that a one-size-fits-all instructional approach is unlikely to maximize achievement for all learners. Indeed, the goal of helping all students achieve high standards demands instruction that is responsive to their varied nature and needs. Supporting Differentiated Instruction: A Professional Learning Communities Approach pragmatically approaches the collaborative spirit of professional learning communities (PLCs) and the rigorous work of differentiated classroom instruction. This method combines the teaching decisions for professional staff and the learning decisions for students. As the discussion unfolds, this teaching-learning equation is examined in the practical light of how PLCs provide the decision-making platform for differentiated classroom instruction. Differentiated instruction logically extends from a straightforward propositionthat learners differ in their prior knowledge and experience, their interests, and their preferred ways of learning. Accordingly, the most effective teaching responds to these differences by adjusting (differentiating) how content is presented, how learners are able to process it, and how they are allowed to demonstrate their learning. Teachers need plausible methods to put the profound theories of collaboration and differentiation into classroom practice. In short, teachers need a roadmap to guide them in fostering differentiated instruction from the PLC to the K12 classroom; Supporting Differentiated Instruction: A Professional Learning Community Approach is that roadmap. Ridden with teacher tools and techniques for reflective dialogue, this book will shape schools into a professional learning community that supports differentiated instruction. The discussion offers ideas to support meaningful decisions with plain talk about accessible, ongoing data and the instructional tools needed for robust differentiation in classroom instruction. Using the PLC approach to differentiate instruction, educators can achieve their target concernstudent success. The chapters can either stand alone or create a comprehensive view of differentiated instruction through a PLC approach. Each chapter begins with a Take Away objective that guides the discussion and ends with Action Options of highly interactive strategies. These tools are designed for teams to utilize as they unpack the complex process of supporting and facilitating differentiated instruction. At the end of the day, the goal is to help PLC teams manage the complexity of the instructional arena in ways that personalize instruction for the success of each and every student.
|Author||: Amy Benjamin|
|Editor||: Eye On Education|
Describes a range of classroom-tested activities and strategies designed to help elementary school teachers meet the needs of a diverse student population.
|Author||: Sharon Walpole,Michael C. McKenna|
|Editor||: Guilford Press|
Offering step-by-step guidance to simplify planning and decision making, this book reviews the basics of differentiated reading instruction and provides detailed, ready-to-use lesson plans and materials to help teachers hit the ground running. Teachers get everything they need to implement four types of instructional groups over multiple three-week cycles. For fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension, lessons are based on popular, inexpensive trade books. For phonemic awareness and word recognition, dozens of reproducibles are provided, all in a convenient large-size format. The book can be used on its own or as a complement to Differentiated Reading Instruction: Strategies for the Primary Grades, which offers a complete introduction to the authors' approach.
|Author||: Jenifer Fox,Whitney Hoffman|
|Editor||: John Wiley & Sons|
Hundreds of useful ideas for meeting the needs of each child The Differentiated Instruction Book of Lists is the definitive reference for DI for teachers in grades K-12. Ready for immediate use, it offers over 150 up-to-date lists for developing instructional materials, lesson planning, and assessment. Organized into 12 convenient sections, the book is full of practical examples, teaching ideas, and activities that can be used or adapted to meet students' diverse needs. Coverage includes curriculum design, lesson planning, instructional strategies, assessment, classroom management, strategies by subject area (from Language Arts to Math to Physical Education), new media, etc. Offers an easy-to-use guide that gives quick tips and methods to plan effectively for delivering truly differentiated lessons Filled with helpful DI lists, lesson plans, strategies, assessments, and more Jennifer Fox is the author of the bestselling book Your Child's Strengths The Differentiated Instruction Book of Lists is a hands-on guide for meeting the instructional needs of all students so that they can reach their full potential.
|Author||: Grace E. Smith,Stephanie Throne|
|Editor||: International Society for Technology in educ|
Harness the 'power of two': Differentiated instruction plus technology equals a better learning environment for diverse students. Differentiating Instruction with Technology in K-5 Classrooms helps today's educators understand how to immediately use technology as a tool to differentiate instruction. The authors provide a variety of practical instructional strategies to accommodate a broad range of learning styles, abilities, and curriculum content. Creative, ready-to-use lessons mapped to curriculum content standards, activities, and templates allow teachers to kick-start their use of technology in differentiating instruction. Learn how to use technology to differentiate by student interest, readiness, ability, learning profile, content, process, and product. A chapter dedicated to applying technology to specific subjects--art, music, physical education, and foreign language--rounds out the instruction-specific content. The final two chapters focus on using technology to assess student learning and manage the differentiated classroom. Also available: National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers: Second Edition - ISBN 1564842436 IT's Elementary!: Integrating Technology in the Primary Grades - ISBN 1564842282 About the Author Grace E. Smith received a Ph.D. in Instructional (Educational) Technology from Wayne State University. Her experience includes 10 years as a teacher and reading specialist in public and private schools and eight years as a technology curriculum coordinator for a school district of 10,000 students. She has also worked as the director of continuing professional education at a business college, as an educational consultant, and as an adjunct professor at two universities, where she taught writing and technology courses. Stephanie Throne received a Ph.D. in Spanish Literature from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. She has extensive experience in developing online educational materials and at one point was the first instructor at her institution to offer online foreign language classes. Assignments necessitating the use of technology have always played an important role in all of her classes. She currently works as an independent contractor for adult, high school, elementary and preschool Spanish classes and as a private tutor for students of college level Spanish, elementary reading, and math.