1st Edition

Differentiated Literacy Instruction Assessing, Grouping, Teaching

    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.

    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


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