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Differentiated Instruction

A Guide for Elementary School Teachers, 1st Edition

By Amy Benjamin


192 pages

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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 K through 6, it showcases classroom-tested activities and strategies. Differentiated Instruction: A Guide for Elementary School Teachers shows you how to vary your instruction so you can respond to the needs of individual learners. The examples and classroom activities in this book focus on

- reading fiction - reading non-fiction - vocabulary

- spelling - penmanship - map and globe skills

- math - science - the arts

Also included is coverage of

- differentiated instruction for English language learners

- brain-based learning and multiple intelligences

- the impact of differentiated instruction on high stakes testing.

Table of Contents


How to Use This Book

1 Foundations

2 Where Do I Start?

3 The Language of Differentiated Instruction

4 Language Arts

5 Teaching for Abstract Thinking

6 Concept Mapping

7 Teaching Question-Making

8 Differentiating Instruction for English Language Learners

9 Differentiating Instruction Through the Arts

10 Paradigms for Differentiated Instruction

11 Model Differentiated Instruction Lessons

Appendix A: Assessment Guide

Appendix B: Teaching Emotionally Fragile Children

Appendix C: Teaching Gifted and Talented Children

Appendix D: Planning Differentiated Instruction

Appendix E: A Mental Map for the Differentiated Instruction Teacher

Appendix F: The Think Test

Appendix G: Here's Where You Lose Me, Teacher

Appendix H: The State-of-the-Art Differentiated Instruction Classroom

Appendix I: Responding to Wrong Answers

Appendix J: Scaffolding and Differentiated Instruction


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