9780439517782

Differentiated Instruction: Making It Work A Practical Guide to Planning, Managing, and Implementing Differentiated Instruction to Meet the Needs of All Learners

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    9780439517782

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    0439517788

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2004-11-01
  • Publisher: Scholastic Teaching Resources (Theory and Practice)

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Summary

How does a teacher meet the needs of all learners amid the realities of day-to-day teaching? Patti Drapeau shows us how in this practical book. She offers several strategies, including pacing instruction, varying the depth of content, widening or narrowing the breadth of topics, and altering the complexity of questions. She also shows teachers how to make them work, through tiered task cards, differentiated learning centers, and more. For use with Grades 3-6.

Author Biography

Patti Drapeau is currently on the adjunct faculty at the University of Southern Maine. She travels nationally and internationally as a consultant and speaker on instructional issues such as differentiation and curriculum integration, and in the past has served as the president of Maine Educators of the Gifted and Talented. A veteran classroom teacher, she is also the author of Scholasticís best-selling Great Teaching with Graphic Organizers.

Table of Contents

Introduction 6(3)
Differentiation: What It Is (And What It Is Not)
9(23)
What Differentiation Is Not
10(1)
What Is Differentiation?
11(6)
Brain and Intelligence Research
12(1)
Lev Vygotsky: Zone of Proximal Development
12(2)
Eric Jensen: The Effect of Challenge on the Brain
14(1)
Robert Sternberg: Successful Intelligence
15(1)
Howard Gardner: Multiple Intelligences
16(1)
Meeting the Needs of Our Students
17(13)
Types of Students We Encounter
18(1)
Academic Learner
18(1)
Perfectionist Learner
19(1)
Creative Learner
19(1)
Struggling Learner
20(1)
Invisible Learner
21(1)
High-Energy Student
21(1)
Differentiation in Action: A Model Unit on the Solar System
22(8)
Looking Ahead
30(1)
A Concluding Thought and Key Points
31(1)
Content Enrichment: Tiering Instruction to Foster All Students' Learning and Understanding
32(23)
Differentiation Sits on Top of Good Teaching
33(1)
Tiered Instruction: Why and How It Works
34(9)
Differentiation in Action: Content Enrichment Across the Content Areas
42(1)
Using Key Words and Phrases to Tier Instruction
43(6)
Describe the Point of View of
44(1)
Create an Analogy or Metaphor for
44(1)
What Are the Uses or Purposes of?
45(1)
Describe the Trends and Make Predictions About
45(1)
What Do You Assume and Why?
46(1)
Elaborate on Your Conceptual Understanding of
46(1)
Analyze the Causes and Effects of
47(1)
Decide What Would Happen if
48(1)
Using Themes and Generalizations to Tier Instruction
49(4)
Commonly Used Global Themes
49(1)
Differentiation in Action: Using Themes in Different Content Areas
50(1)
Thought-Provoking Generalizations
51(1)
Building Themes and Generalizations Into Questions
51(2)
Differentiation in Action: Tiered Questions in Science
53(1)
A Concluding Thought and Key Points
53(2)
Instructional Tools: Strategies and Management Systems for Differentiating Instruction
55(25)
Direct Questioning
56(1)
Game Formats
56(8)
Ticktacktoe
57(5)
Literacy Cube
62(1)
The ``Ask Your Own Blooming Questions'' Cube
62(1)
The Why Game
63(1)
Graphic Organizers
64(9)
Using Cause--Effect Graphic Organizers for Differentiation
64(1)
Using Justify Graphic Organizers for Differentiation
65(1)
Student-Created Graphic Organizers
65(5)
Differentiation in Action: The Same Social Studies Lesson Differentiated---Three Different Strategies
70(3)
Questioning Sheets Based on Three-Tiered Questions
73(3)
Task Cards
76(1)
Differentiated Learning Centers: A Look Ahead to the Next Chapter
77(2)
A Concluding Thought and Key Points
79(1)
Differentiated Learning Centers
80(24)
More About the Nature of a Differentiated Learning Center
81(1)
How Differentiated Learning Centers Fit Into Your Overall Instruction
81(5)
How Often to Use Centers
81(1)
Where Centers Fit Best in a Unit
82(1)
Centers Are Only One Instructional Station Among Three
82(1)
Week-by-Week Schedule for Running a Center
83(3)
Creating and Using a Differentiated Learning Center in Your Classroom
86(12)
Differentiation in Action: Reading Comprehension Unit to Be Used With Any Book
86(12)
Evaluation and Recording Tools
98(1)
Alternate Layouts for Differentiated Learning Centers
99(2)
Preparation Tip
101(1)
Got It! So How Do I Get Started?
101(1)
Bonus: Ready-to-Go Differentiated Units of Study
102(1)
A Concluding Thought and Key Points
103(1)
Another Angle on Differentiation: Varying the Pace of Learning
104(25)
Defining Acceleration
105(1)
Differentiation in Action: Comparing Acceleration to Other Strategies in Spelling
105(1)
Why Acceleration Is Sometimes the Best Choice
106(2)
Considering the Student's Learning
106(1)
Considering the Subject Area
106(2)
Determining Who Might Benefit From Acceleration
108(1)
In Spelling
108(1)
In Math
108(1)
Pre-assessment Tools
108(1)
Beyond Pre-assessment
109(1)
How Acceleration Works in the Classroom
109(6)
Differentiation in Action: Acceleration in a Fifth-Grade Math Class
109(4)
Differentiation in Action: Acceleration in a Fourth-Grade Social Studies Class
113(2)
Defining Curriculum Compacting
115(10)
Benefits of Curriculum Compacting
116(1)
Which Students Will Benefit From a Compacted Curriculum
116(1)
How to Use a Compacted Curriculum in Your Classroom
117(1)
Differentiation in Action: Compacting the Curriculum in Different Content Areas for an Individual Student
118(3)
Differentiation in Action: Compacting the Curriculum in Social Studies for a Group
121(2)
A Concluding Thought and Key Points
123(2)
In Conclusion
125(1)
Professional Resources
126(2)
Children's Literature Cited in This Book
128(1)
Appendix 1: Task Cards for a Solar System Unit 129(5)
Appendix 2: Task Cards for an Exploration Unit 134(5)
Graphic Organizer Templates 139

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