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DIFFERENTIATION: From Planning to Practices, Grades 6-12



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In this refreshing addition to differentiated learning literature, Rick Wormeli takes readers step-by-step from the blank page to a fully crafted differentiation lesson. Along the way he shows middle and high school teachers the behind-the-scenes planning that goes into effective lesson design for diverse classrooms.

Author Biography

Rick Wormeli is a National Board Certified Teacher and a columnist for Middle Ground magazine. The winner of Disney's American Teacher Award for English in 1996, Rick is an internationally known speaker on secondary education, innovation, and teacher professionalism

Table of Contents

Forewordp. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Developing a Common Frame of Referencep. 1
Rationalep. 1
Differentiated Instruction in the Classroomp. 4
Defining Differentiated Instructionp. 7
How to Extend These Processes to Any Subjectp. 12
A Walk-Through of a Differentiated Lessonp. 15
Overviewp. 15
Steps to Take Before Designing the Learning Experiencesp. 17
Steps to Take While Designing and Implementing the Learning Experiencesp. 31
Sample Lesson: The Impact of Cortez on the Aztecsp. 42
Focusp. 42
Specific Objectivesp. 42
Assessmentsp. 42
Materialsp. 43
Learning Experiences and Sequencep. 43
Differentiation Alternatives for Each Partp. 46
Responding to the Needs of Advanced Studentsp. 48
Differentiating in Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Classesp. 52
Three Questions to Guide Our Brainstorming of Lesson Modificationsp. 53
Changing Our Lesson Plans As We Respond to Studentsp. 53
Reminders When Reviewing Our Differentiated Lessonp. 59
Steps to Take After Providing the Learning Experiencesp. 62
Helpful Structures and Strategies for the Differentiated Classp. 65
General Differentiation Approachesp. 65
Different, Not More or Lessp. 65
Adjusting Instruction Based on Assessment Resultsp. 67
Modify Options: Content, Process, Product, Affect, and Learning Environmentp. 70
Models of Instructionp. 72
Flexible Groupingp. 75
Collaboration with Studentsp. 79
Personal Agendasp. 79
Tieringp. 81
A Slightly Different Definitionp. 81
Tomlinson's Equalizerp. 81
Gradations of Masteryp. 83
Respectful Tasksp. 89
Compacting the Curriculump. 90
The Football and the Anchor: Teaching a Variety of Levels at the Same Timep. 91
Scaffold Instructionp. 97
Cognitive Science Structures and Tips That Help Us Differentiatep. 99
Building Background Knowledgep. 100
Priming the Brain and Structuring Informationp. 100
Primacy-Recency Effectp. 102
Explore Similarities and Differences, Examples and Nonexamplesp. 104
Hydrationp. 104
Emotional Contentp. 105
Noveltyp. 107
Meeting Survival Needsp. 108
Memory Ideasp. 109
Social Interactionp. 110
Twelve Samples of Differentiated Learning Experiences from Multiple Subjectsp. 115
Newton's First Lawp. 115
Sums of Interior Anglesp. 117
Learning from Lecturesp. 120
Physical Education Skillsp. 121
Art Skillsp. 122
Simplifying Square Rootsp. 123
Editing Textp. 126
Show, Don't Tellp. 127
Calculating Simple Interestp. 129
Atomic Structurep. 131
Taxonomic References with English Language Learnersp. 132
Students Can't Sit Stillp. 134
A Few Quick Remindersp. 137
A Final Word: Three Tips to Begin the Journeyp. 139
Recommended Resourcesp. 143
Appendixp. 153
Referencesp. 165
Indexp. 169
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