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.
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>
Bestselling author Deborah Blaz helps you differentiate lessons for your students based on their learning styles, interests, prior knowledge, socialization needs, and comfort zones. This is the only book in print devoted solely to applying the principles and practices of differentiated instruction to the teaching of foreign languages. It provides detailed classroom-tested examples of activities and lessons plans to help you: prepare and teach “tiered” lessons differentiate by content differentiate by process differentiate by product The rich and diverse activities in this book focus on all aspects of foreign language learning, including: Vocabulary (vernacular and academic) Speaking and Listening (question-and-answer activities, simulations, stimulations, etc.) Prereading, Reading, and Postreading (activities, projects, and strategies, etc.) Writing (books, blogs, note taking, etc.) Also included is a chapter on differentiated assessment which includes show-what- you-know assessments, tiered assessments, contracts, performance assessments, personalized assessments, partner and group testing, and more.
This book contains 101 classroom-tested, easy-to-implement strategies. Well-indexed, it provides teachers with easy access to a variety of ideas to help out in different problem areas. Strategies are arranged by grade level within each of the following sections: Classroom Management, Community Building, Teacher's Toolbox, Literacy, Math, and Assessment. Also includes helpful graphics, time-saving reproducibles, and a comprehensive resource list.