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Differentiating Instruction for Gifted Learners: A Case Studies Approach

by Wendy Behrens Christine Weber Cecelia Boswell

Differentiating Instruction for Gifted Learners allows educators and stakeholders to examine issues related to differentiating curriculum and instruction in a variety of contexts. The case studies in this rich resource analyze various differentiation strategies and their benefits to promote classrooms where every student belongs, every student is valued, and every student is nurtured. The cases facilitate conversations about children and their unique needs by situating learning in authentic and meaningful contexts, with the goal of helping educators improve services and programs for gifted and talented students. "Things to Consider" guide the reader's thinking without imparting an explicit action, recommendation, or solution. Discussion questions, activities, extensions, and suggestions for additional readings support the standards of excellence set forth in the revised NAGC- CEC Teacher Preparation Standards in Gifted and Talented Education and the NAGC-CEC Advanced Standards in Gifted Education Teacher Preparation.

Differentiating Instruction: Planning for Universal Design and Teaching for College and Career Readiness

by Richard A. Villa Jacqueline S. Thousand Ann I. Nevin

The ultimate guide to leaving no child behind—newly updated! Now in its second edition, this best-selling book is your one-stop resource for differentiated instruction. Whether you’re new to the concept or just looking to improve your approach, you’ll find tools to meet the needs of all your students. You’ll discover how Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and retrofitting can help you adapt general education curriculum to diverse learning styles. Features of the new edition include A chapter on collaborative planning and evaluation Updated lesson plans tied to the Common Core Greater emphasis on cultural proficiency, ELLs, and gifted students New technology references and resources A strengthened link to RTI

Differentiating Instruction: Planning for Universal Design and Teaching for College and Career Readiness

by Richard A. Villa Jacqueline S. Thousand Ann I. Nevin

The ultimate guide to leaving no child behind—newly updated! Now in its second edition, this best-selling book is your one-stop resource for differentiated instruction. Whether you’re new to the concept or just looking to improve your approach, you’ll find tools to meet the needs of all your students. You’ll discover how Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and retrofitting can help you adapt general education curriculum to diverse learning styles. Features of the new edition include A chapter on collaborative planning and evaluation Updated lesson plans tied to the Common Core Greater emphasis on cultural proficiency, ELLs, and gifted students New technology references and resources A strengthened link to RTI

Differentiating for the Young Child: Teaching Strategies Across the Content Areas, PreK–3

by Joan F. Smutny Sarah E. von Fremd

Meet the highly diverse needs of primary students with these differentiated teaching strategies! Designed to help primary teachers value and support the unique experiences and learning styles of diverse young learners, this book offers strategies for promoting intellectual discovery and creative thinking across key discipline areas, tackles issues related to underserved students, and discusses differentiated technology use. This second edition: Includes new charts with strategies for differentiating lessons in math, science, social studies, and language arts Presents new focus questions to help teachers clarify their own priorities and target student needs efficiently Offers Web sites for further reference

Differentiating By Student Learning Preferences: Strategies and Lesson Plans

by Joni Turville

This book shows teachers how to differentiate instruction based on their students’ learning preferences. Included are strategies and lesson plans for visual, auditory and kinesthetic learners; analytical, practical and creative learners; and multiple intelligences, etc. Also included are over 50 blackline masters which you can copy or download to use in your classroom.

Differentiating by Student Interest: Practical Lessons and Strategies

by Joni Turville

This practical book shows elementary school teachers how to differentiate instruction based on their students' situational and personal interests. It provides a large number of detailed and easy-to-use lesson plans to help you create choices to increase student engagement and learning. Also included is a set of blackline masters which you can duplicate and use in your classroom.

Differentiating By Readiness: Strategies and Lesson Plans for Tiered Instruction, Grades K-8

by Linda Allen Joni Turville

Teach your students based on their readiness levels with tiering strategies from Joni Turville, Linda Allen, and LeAnn Nickelsen. You’ll offer lessons designed to challenge each student appropriately, and in ways that save time and yield actual progress. In this book, the authors demonstrate how tiering, a standards-based differentiation strategy which uses readiness as a basis for instructional planning, helps teachers introduce the right degree of content complexity for each student. The result? Greater student success and less time spent re-teaching. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to tiering plus step-by-step instructions for using it in your classroom. Also included are 23 ready-to-apply blackline masters, which provide helpful ideas for activities and classroom management.

Differentiating Assessment in Middle and High School Mathematics and Science

by Sheryn Spencer-Waterman

This book by Sheryn Spencer Waterman follows the bestselling Handbook on Differentiated Instruction for Middle and High Schools. With numerous examples and strategies, it is an all-inclusive manual on assessing student readiness, interests, learning and thinking styles. It includes examples of: Pre-, Formative and Summative assessments -Informal and formal assessments -Oral and written assessments -Project and performance assessments -Highly structured and enrichment assessments for struggling to gifted students -Assessment tools and rubrics

Differentiating Assessment in Middle and High School English and Social Studies

by Sheryn Spencer-Waterman

This book by Sheryn Spencer Waterman follows the bestselling Handbook on Differentiated Instruction for Middle and High Schools. With numerous examples and strategies, it is an all-inclusive manual on assessing student readiness, interests, learning and thinking styles. It includes examples of Pre-, Formative and Summative assessments Informal and formal assessments Oral and written assessments Project and performance assessments Highly structured and enrichment assessments for struggling to gifted students Assessment tools and rubrics

Differentiated Teacher Evaluation and Professional Learning: Policies and Practices for Promoting Career Growth (Palgrave Studies on Leadership and Learning in Teacher Education)

by Mary Lynne Derrington Jim Brandon

This book discusses teacher evaluation and how it can provide the foundations for professional development. The editors and contributors illustrate how teachers with varying levels of expertise, experience and learning needs can benefit from differentiated evaluation and professional development designed to help them reach their full potential. The book examines various aspects of differentiation including levels of experience from pre-service to veteran, practices of school principals as they supervise and evaluate staff, and wider education policies that can support or hinder differentiation. Providing fascinating insights into how teacher evaluation policies can support practice in a variety of contexts, this timely collection will be of interest and value to students and scholars of teacher evaluation and professional development.

Differentiated Science Inquiry

by Douglas J. Llewellyn

Ignite science learning with differentiated instruction One type of science instruction does not fit all. Best-selling author Douglas Llewellyn gives teachers standards-based strategies for differentiating science education to more effectively meet the needs of all students. This book takes the concept of inquiry-based science instruction to a deeper level, includes a compelling case study, and demonstrates: Methods for determining when and how to provide students with more choices, thereby increasing their ownership and motivation Ways to implement differentiated science inquiry in the main areas of science instruction Strategies for successfully managing the classroom

Differentiated School Leadership: Effective Collaboration, Communication, and Change Through Personality Type

by Jane A. Kise Dr Beth Ross-Shannon Russell

This resource shows how an understanding of personality types and adults' individual leadership styles helps build school teams that can collaborate and distribute leadership responsibilities more effectively.

Differentiated Reading Instruction: Strategies and Technology Tools to Help All Students Improve

by Jules Csillag

Learn how tech tools can make it easier to differentiate reading instruction, so you can reach all of your students and help them increase their fluency and comprehension. This practical guide brings together evidence-based principles for differentiated reading instruction and user-friendly tech tools, to help middle level students grow as readers in fun, interactive, and engaging ways. You’ll find out how to: Use text-to-speech tools to facilitate decoding and fluency development; Develop tech-based vocabulary lessons for direct and contextual instruction; Get your students engaged in research and nonfiction texts with videos, custom search engines, and interactive annotation tools; Differentiate your fiction reading instruction with visualization, prediction, and summarization exercises; Encourage students to enhance their reading through using dictation software and diverse Google tools; Create your own formative and summative assessments for students at all levels of reading ability. Throughout the book, ideas are provided for both basic technology use and for more advanced applications--so no matter your comfort level with technology, you’ll find strategies that you can implement in your classroom immediately.

Differentiated Reading Instruction

by Michael Mckenna Sharon Walpole

This bestselling book provides a research-based framework for making differentiated instruction work in the primary grades. It includes scientifically validated techniques for teaching each component of the beginning reading program. The authors describe how to use assessment to form differentiated small groups and monitor student progress; plan which skills to target and when; and implement carefully selected instructional strategies. Vivid classroom examples illustrate what differentiated instruction looks like in action in each of the primary grades. For additional helpful resources, including classroom-ready lesson plans, teachers can purchase the complementary volume, How to Plan Differentiated Reading Instruction Resources for Grades K-3.

Differentiated Literacy Strategies for Student Growth and Achievement in Grades K-6

by Gayle H. Gregory Linda M. Kuzmich

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

Differentiated Literacy Strategies for Student Growth and Achievement in Grades 7-12

by Gayle H. Gregory Linda M. Kuzmich

Use high pay-off instructional strategies to accelerate literacy learning in the differentiated classroom! From best-selling authors Gregory and Kuzmich comes a versatile handbook for middle school and high school educators who need to differentiate literacy instruction for adolescent and teen learners at different stages of development along the literacy continuum. Containing more than 100 planning models, checklists, rubrics, lesson plans, and more, this book aids teachers in: Pre-assessing adolescent and teen learners for literacy skills and competencies Selecting and differentiating an array of appropriate instructional strategies Using literacy models that can accelerate learning to help diverse learners grow as fast and as far as they can in literacy

Differentiated Literacy Strategies for English Language Learners, Grades K–6

by Gayle H. Gregory Amy J. Burkman

Effective ways to help ELLs excel 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.

Differentiated Literacy Strategies for English Language Learners, Grades 7–12

by Gayle H. Gregory Amy J. Burkman

100 ways to keep adolescent ELLs engaged This versatile handbook is for middle school and high school educators who need to differentiate literacy instruction for adolescent ELL students at various stages of literacy competency. Adapted from the highly successful Differentiated Literacy Strategies for Student Growth and Achievement in Grades 7–12, the authors use brain-based strategies and texts that appeal to older learners who may have had interrupted formal education or come from newly arrived immigrant populations. More than 100 hands-on tools help teachers develop students’ competencies in: Content areas, including vocabulary, concept attainment, and comprehension Technology, such as information searching, evaluation, and synthesis Creative applications and 21st century skills ·

Differentiated Literacy Instruction: Assessing, Grouping, Teaching

by Julie W. Ankrum

The goal of this book is to answer the question What is differentiated instruction? It offers pre-service and in-service teachers the background and foundational skills they will need to understand, plan for, and achieve effective differentiated literacy instruction in their classrooms, based on individual student needs. Chapters provide essential information about how to analyze and synthesize data from assessments, use the information for grouping students, and then plan and implement differentiated instruction. Many specific, hands-on descriptions and exhibits are provided. Case studies of real classrooms demonstrate effective differentiated instructional techniques. End-of-chapter Practical Application questions allow readers to apply chapter concepts as they learn to motivate and teach diverse learners.

Differentiated Lessons for Every Learner

by Susan Winebrenner Dina Brulles Karen L. Brown

Differentiated Lessons for Every Learner supports middle school teachers in teaching all students, including those with high ability. The book contains lessons in each content area with learning activities that align to the national content standards, embed ELA Common Core Standards, and correlate to DOK levels. The lesson extensions provide for active learning tailored to address multiple learning levels. Using this semi-structured process ensures differentiated learning experiences that align to the standards while also respecting that students have different interests, different methods of learning, and most importantly, that they are learning at different challenge levels. The time is now upon us to emphasize interdisciplinary learning experiences that provide real-world connections and engage students in relevant and meaningful learning. We have long known that while critical for gifted and talented students, these higher level thinking strategies benefit allstudents.

Differentiated Instructional Strategies Professional Learning Guide: One Size Doesn't Fit All

by Gayle H. Gregory

Support differentiated instruction schoolwide with this expert guide! The best-selling Differentiated Instructional Strategies: One Size Doesn’t Fit All has been revised to include new strategies and a Common Core lesson-planning template—and this workshop-friendly professional learning guide remains the ideal accompaniment. Inside you’ll find step-by-step training activities for job-embedded professional development, guidelines for small study groups and larger staff development meetings, and: Guidance for individualized support and mentoring Suggestions for evaluation, coaching, observation, and supervision of differentiated instructional practices Research-based responses to concerns about change Implementation and evaluation tools to measure schoolwide progress Resources for implementing large-scale differentiation initiatives

Differentiated Instructional Strategies for Writing in the Content Areas

by Carolyn M. Chapman Rita S. King

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

Differentiated Instructional Strategies for the Block Schedule

by Gayle H. Gregory Lynne E. Herndon

Eliminate "idea block" with this practical resource that includes more than 100 planning tools, matrixes, rubrics, templates, and choice boards for differentiating instruction during extended learning blocks.

Differentiated Instructional Strategies for Reading in the Content Areas

by Carolyn M. Chapman Rita S. King

Increase understanding of content by strengthening every learner’s reading skills! Featuring new strategies, updated research, expanded coverage of key topics, plus new material on English language learners, this revised edition offers substantive methods for increasing content learning by helping students become better readers. The authors explain how differentiated instruction, multiple intelligences, scaffolding, and other techniques can support reading comprehension, and help teachers: Create the right reading environment Assess readers effectively Incorporate guided reading, shared reading, the four-block model, language experience, and read-alouds Teach vocabulary using methods such as visuals, context clues, and miscue analysis Improve comprehension before, during, and after reading

Differentiated Instructional Strategies: One Size Doesn't Fit All

by Carolyn Chapman Gayle H. Gregory

Here is the practical process teachers can use to adjust learning based on individual students' knowledge, skills, experience, preferences, and needs.

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