Differentiation in Practice: A Resource Guide for Differentiating Curriculum, Grades 9-12

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ASCD, 2005 - Education - 369 pages
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Join Carol Ann Tomlinson and Cindy A. Strickland in the continuing exploration of how real teachers incorporate differentiation principles and strategies throughout an entire instructional unit. Focusing on the high school grades, but applicable at all levels, Differentiation in Practice, Grades 9-12 will teach anyone interested in designing and implementing differentiated curriculum how to do so or how to do so more effectively. Inside, you'll find


* Annotated lesson plans for differentiated units in English, mathematics, history, science, art, and world languages.

* Samples of differentiated product assignments, learning contracts, rubrics, and homework handouts.

* An overview of the non-negotiables in differentiated classrooms and guidelines for using the book as a learning tool.

* An extended glossary and recommended readings for further exploration of key ideas and strategies.

Each unit highlights underlying standards, delineates learning goals, and takes you step by step through the instructional process. Unit developers provide running commentary on their use of flexible grouping and pacing, tiered assignments and assessments, and numerous other strategies. The models and insight presented will inform your own differentiation efforts and help you meet the challenge of mixed-ability classrooms with academically responsive curriculum appropriate for all learners.

  

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Contents

Differentiated Units of Study
19
2WHICH COMES FIRST THE INDIVIDUAL OR SOCIETY?
60
3TOWARD DISUNION 18541861
100
A Visual Arts Unit on 3D Ceramic Sculpture
138
6POINT THE
217
7WHAT GOES UP MUST COME DOWN
250
THE LITTLE PRINCE AND
285
9WATER WATER EVERYWHERE
319
Glossary
349
Index
363
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About the author (2005)

Cindy A. Strickland has been a teacher for twenty-five years and has worked with students of all ages, from kindergarten to master s degree. A member of the ASCD Differentiation Faculty Cadre, Cindy works closely with Carol Ann Tomlinson and has coauthored several books and articles with her. In the past eight years, Cindy s consulting work has taken her to forty-six states, five provinces, and three continents where she has provided workshops on topics relating to differentiation, the Parallel Curriculum Model (PCM), and gifted education. Cindy s publications include Staff Development Guide for the Parallel Curriculum; The Parallel Curriculum Model, 2nd edition; The Parallel Curriculum Model in the Classroom: Applications Across the Content Areas; and In Search of the Dream: Designing Schools and Classrooms That Work for High Potential Students from Diverse Cultural Backgrounds.Publications in differentiation include Professional Development for Differentiated Instruction: An ASCD Toolkit, Exploring Differentiated Instruction, Tools for High-Quality Differentiated Instruction: An ASCD Toolkit, the ASCD online course Success with Differentiation, the book Differentiation in Practice: A Resource Guide for Differentiating Curriculum, Grades 9 12, and a unit in the book Differentiation in Practice: A Resource Guide for Differentiating Curriculum, Grades 5 9.

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