Differentiating for the Young Child

Author: Joan Franklin Smutny
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412975557
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

Blended Curriculum in the Inclusive K 3 Classroom

Author: Michelle LaRocque
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 9780205487004
Format: PDF
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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.

Hard to Teach Science Concepts

Author: Susan B. Koba
Publisher: NSTA Press
ISBN: 1936137453
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Authors Susan Koba and Carol Mitchell introduce teachers of grades 3OCo5 to their conceptual framework for successful instruction of hard-to-teach science concepts. Their methodology comprises four steps: (1) engage students about their preconceptions and address their thinking; (2) target lessons to be learned; (3) determine appropriate strategies; and (4) use Standards-based teaching that builds on student understandings."

Making Differentiation a Habit

Author: Diane Heacox
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
ISBN: 1631982087
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In this updated edition of her guide to daily differentiated instruction, Diane Heacox outlines the critical elements for success in today’s class­rooms. She gives educators evidence-based differentiation strategies and user-friendly tools to optimize teaching, learning, and assessment for all students. New features include an expanded section on grading, informa­tion on connections between personalized learning and differentiation, integration of strategies with tier one instructional interventions, scaf­folding strategies, revised planning templates, and updated resources, which include digital tools and apps for assessment. Digital content includes customizable forms from the book. A free downloadable PLC/Book Study Guide is available at freespirit.com/PLC.

Teaching Gifted Children in Today s Preschool and Primary Classrooms

Author: Joan Franklin Smutny
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
ISBN: 1631980459
Format: PDF, Docs
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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
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Data Driven Differentiation in the Standards Based Classroom

Author: Gayle H. Gregory
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483332500
Format: PDF
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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

Assessment for Reading Instruction Third Edition

Author: Michael C. McKenna
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462521053
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This trusted teacher guide and widely adopted text provides a comprehensive conceptual framework and hands-on practical tools for reading assessment. The authors present a clear roadmap for evaluating K-8 students' strengths and weaknesses in each of the basic competencies that good readers need to master. Teachers learn how to select, administer, and interpret a wide range of formal and informal assessments, and how to use the results to improve instruction. In a large-size format for easy photocopying, the book includes 30 reproducible assessment tools. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials. New to This Edition *Chapter on assessing vocabulary. *Additional instruments, including the Informal Decoding Inventory and the Motivation to Read Profile--Revised. *Links to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) have been added throughout. *The latest research and more instructional strategies in every area. See also Reading Assessment in an RTI Framework, which offers systematic guidance for conducting assessments in all three tiers of RTI.

The Differentiated Classroom

Author: Carol Ann Tomlinson
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416618635
Format: PDF
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Although much has changed in schools in recent years, the power of differentiated instruction remains the same--and the need for it has only increased. Today's classroom is more diverse, more inclusive, and more plugged into technology than ever before. And it's led by teachers under enormous pressure to help decidedly unstandardized students meet an expanding set of rigorous, standardized learning targets. In this updated second edition of her best-selling classic work, Carol Ann Tomlinson offers these teachers a powerful and practical way to meet a challenge that is both very modern and completely timeless: how to divide their time, resources, and efforts to effectively instruct so many students of various backgrounds, readiness and skill levels, and interests. With a perspective informed by advances in research and deepened by more than 15 years of implementation feedback in all types of schools, Tomlinson explains the theoretical basis of differentiated instruction, explores the variables of curriculum and learning environment, shares dozens of instructional strategies, and then goes inside elementary and secondary classrooms in nearly all subject areas to illustrate how real teachers are applying differentiation principles and strategies to respond to the needs of all learners. This book's insightful guidance on what to differentiate, how to differentiate, and why lays the groundwork for bringing differentiated instruction into your own classroom or refining the work you already do to help each of your wonderfully unique learners move toward greater knowledge, more advanced skills, and expanded understanding. Today more than ever, The Differentiated Classroom is a must-have staple for every teacher's shelf and every school's professional development collection.