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Differentiated Literacy Instruction

Assessing, Grouping, Teaching, 1st Edition

By Julie W. Ankrum


196 pages

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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.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Differentiated Instruction: Building Background

Chapter 2 Classroom Context I: Literacy Instruction in a Primary-Level Exemplary Classroom

Chapter 3 Classroom Context II: Literacy Instruction in a Middle-Level Exemplary Classroom

Chapter 4 Managing Small-Group Reading Instruction: Keeping All Students Engaged in Literacy Learning

Chapter 5 Starting with Assessment: Beginning with the End in Mind

Chapter 6 Analyzing the Assessments: Using Data to Design Differentiated Instruction

Chapter 7 Planning the Lesson Focus

Chapter 8 Selecting Texts

Chapter 9 Providing Differentiated Support for Students

Parting Thoughts

Appendix A Instructional Tools

Appendix B Assessment Tools

Appendix C Planning and Data Tools


About the Author

Julie W. Ankrum is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Professional Studies in Education, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA.

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