1st Edition

Differentiated Instruction
A Guide for Elementary School Teachers

ISBN 9781930556553
Published March 27, 2003 by Routledge
192 Pages

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Book Description

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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