Differentiating for the Young Child

Author: Joan Franklin Smutny
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412975557
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Designed to help teachers meet the diverse needs of young children, this book offers differentiated strategies for promoting intellectual discovery and creative thinking across key disciplines.

Differentiating Instruction in the Regular Classroom

Author: Diane Heacox
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
ISBN: 1575426528
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This updated edition presents a practical introduction to differentiation and explains how to differentiate instruction in a wide range of settings to provide variety and challenge. Chapters focus on evaluation in a differentiated classroom and how to manage both behavior and work tasks. The book includes connections to Common Core State Standards. Digital content includes a PowerPoint presentation for professional development, customizable forms from the book, and curriculum maps, workcards, and matrix plans.

Teaching Gifted Children in Today s Preschool and Primary Classrooms

Author: Joan Franklin Smutny
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
ISBN: 1631980459
Format: PDF, Kindle
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These proven, practical early childhood teaching strategies and techniques help teachers identify young gifted children, differentiate and extend the curriculum, assess and document students’ development, and build partnerships with parents. Individual chapters focus on early identification, curriculum compacting, social studies, language arts, math and science, cluster grouping, social-emotional development, and finding and supporting giftedness in diverse populations. The text includes current information on brain research and learning; rigor and complexity; and integrating creativity, the arts, and higher-level thinking in accordance with learning goals. Scenarios and vignettes take readers into teachers’ classrooms. The book includes extensive references and resources to explore. Digital content includes customizable forms from the book.

Teaching Young Children With ADHD

Author: Richard A. Lougy
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452294216
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Provides teachers with an understanding of ADHD and how it manifests in young children, clarifying the what, why, and how of inclusive strategies that work.

Blended Curriculum in the Inclusive K 3 Classroom

Author: Michelle LaRocque
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 9780205487004
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This text enhances the fields of early childhood education, early childhood special education, and the “blended” field of both by assisting in the preparation of professionals for inclusive teaching and learning environments. The goal of the text is to help teachers meet the needs of ALL young children within the primary inclusive classroom, and it accomplishes this in two ways: it provides a strong foundation of Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education as preparation for reaching a wide variety of young learners, and it then presents proven methods for adapting and modifying content area curricula. This text, with chapters contributed by leading experts in the field, provides an overview and rationale for inclusive education, methods for early childhood education and early childhood special education, foundations in content area material (e.g. math, language arts), and instructional strategies (content specific accommodations and modifications). Because students need to understand the theoretical framework for the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to serve the needs of all young children (those who are typically developing as well as those with delays or disabilities and those from diverse backgrounds), this text will provide a resource for teaching and learning this information.

Beyond Behavior Management

Author: Jenna Bilmes
Publisher: Redleaf Press
ISBN: 1605541796
Format: PDF, ePub
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Why do children do the things they do? What can teachers do to manage it all? While there is not a simple method for understanding and managing all behaviors or all children, teachers can give young children the social and emotional tools needed to grow and thrive on their own. Developed and tested in the classroom, Beyond Behavior Management, is a strength-based approach to guiding and managing young children's behavior by helping them build and use essential life skills—attachment, collaboration, self-regulation, adaptability, contribution, and belonging—into the daily life of the early childhood classroom. As a result, children will learn to exhibit more pro-social behaviors, work better as a community, and become excited and active learners. This edition includes two new chapters and content reflecting early learning standards, new research, cultural diversity, and strategies to strengthen the home-school connection. Discussion and reflection questions, exercises, journal assignments, child profile templates, a planning worksheet, and sample scripts are also included. Jenna Bilmes is an early childhood consultant and an instructional designer for WestEd Child and Family Services. She is a frequent presenter to teachers, administrators, and counselors nationally and internationally.

Data Driven Differentiation in the Standards Based Classroom

Author: Gayle H. Gregory
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483332500
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Collect the data you need to reach every student! Veteran educators Gregory and Kuzmich provide user-friendly techniques for data-gathering, helping you to differentiate instruction. This informative book is now fully updated to support the Common Core and other key standards, and includes: Step-by-step guidance on gathering data to improve classroom dynamics, pinpoint student learning styles, adjust lessons for different learners, and inform diagnostic teaching and assessment Techniques for using data to refresh and strengthen curriculum, including numerous unit and lesson plans fully linked with the Common Core A wealth of templates for fast and simple data collection Updated differentiation strategies for the Common Core and other key standards, including the Career and College Readiness Standards and the Standards of Mathematical Practice

Igniting Creativity in Gifted Learners K 6

Author: Joan Franklin Smutny
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452237220
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Provide exciting, enriching learning experiences for gifted students through proven strategies from master teachers! With contributions from experienced educators, this book helps elementary school teachers use creative methods to enhance gifted students’ learning and stimulate higher-level thinking, discovery, and invention. Linked to curriculum standards, the numerous ready-to-use strategies, activities, and examples help teachers: Inspire students in reading, writing, social studies, mathematics, science, and the arts Tie creative processes to learning outcomes Incorporate technology into instruction where appropriate Encourage students to explore new avenues for thinking and learning

The Developing Brain

Author: Marilee Sprenger
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1628734582
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How can early childhood teachers, administrators, and parents translate discoveries on early brain development into strategies that nurture cognitive growth? The key is to using the information gathered from neuroscience, cognitive psychology, and child development. The Developing Brain offers brain-compatible teaching practices for parents and teachers that are linked to principles for working with young children from the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Bestselling author Marilee Sprenger covers the basic structure, vocabulary, and current research on the brain from an early childhood educator’s point of view and provides an abundance of illustrations and descriptions. This user-friendly guide includes: Background information on brain development from birth through age two Scenarios and snapshots of each year from age three through eight Reproducible development checklists Over one hundred brain-based activities for classroom or child care settings And much more! Through an understanding of the phases of language, motor, and social development at each age level, The Developing Brain will help both educators and parents create an enriching educational experience that enhances a child’s growth and fosters an enduring love of learning.

Teaching Reading in the Content Areas

Author: Vicki Urquhart
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416614214
Format: PDF, Mobi
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History teachers aren't expected to teach science, math teachers aren't expected to teach social studies; so why are all teachers responsible for teaching reading? The answer is simple. An emphasis on reading and literacy skills in the content areas has an exponential effect on learning in every discipline. This completely revised third edition of the best-selling Teaching Reading in the Content Areas seeks to help educators understand how to teach reading in their respective disciplines, choose the best reading strategies from the vast array available, and positively impact student learning. Throughout, it draws from new research on the impact of new technologies, the population boom of English language learners, and the influence of the Common Core State Standards. Given the complexities of the reading process, teachers deserve--and this book provides--clear, research-based answers to overarching questions about teaching reading in the content areas: * What specific skills do students need to read effectively in each content area? * Which reading strategies are most appropriate to help students become more effective readers and independent learners? * What type of learning environment promotes effective reading and learning? By focusing on the differences in how content-area experts read and reason, teachers can be better prepared to help their students understand that the ways they read in biology are different from the ways they read in English, history, or mathematics. To read successfully in different content areas, students must develop discipline-specific skills and strategies along with knowledge of that discipline. With that in mind, this book also includes 40 strategies designed to help students in every grade level and across the content areas develop their vocabularies, comprehend informational and narrative texts, and engage in meaningful discussions of what they read.