Activities for the Differentiated Classroom: Language Arts, Grades 6–8

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SAGE Publications, Oct 19, 2007 - Education - 96 pages
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Differentiated instruction enables teachers to plan strategically so they can meet the individual needs of all students. Based on tested, research-based strategies presented in Differentiated Instructional Strategies: One Size Doesn't Fit All, Second Edition, this unique resource provides practical activities teachers can immediately incorporate into their differentiated lesson plans. Some of these strategies include choice boards, cubing, graphic organizers, centers, problem-based learning, and cooperative learning. This activity book gives teachers the tools they need to reach students according to their readiness and ability levels, making a positive difference in student achievement.

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Gayle Gregory is an internationally known consultant who has specialized in brain compatible learning and differentiated instruction and assessment.

She presents practical teacher/student-friendly strategies grounded in sound research that educators find easy to use in the classroom or schoolhouse tomorrow. Her interactive style and modeling of strategies help teachers and administrators transfer new ideas with ease.

She has had extensive experience in elementary, middle and secondary schools, community colleges and universities. Gayle has also had district leadership roles including curriculum coordinator and staff development director. She has worked with Instructional Leadership Teams in many schools and district throughout the country focusing on data analysis, using assessment, both formative and summative, and differentiating instruction based on readiness, learning profiles and interests.

Her areas of expertise include brain-compatible learning, block scheduling, emotional intelligence, instructional and assessment practices, differentiated instructional strategies, using data to differentiate, literacy, presentation skills, renewal of secondary schools, enhancing teacher quality, coaching and mentoring, managing change and building professional learning communities.

She is the author and co-author of numerous publications for teachers and administrators.

Gayle believes in life long learning for herself and others.

 

Carolyn Chapman is an international educational consultant, author, and teacher who has taught in kindergarten to college classrooms. Her interactive, hands-on professional development training sessions challenge educators to use strategies that ensure success for learners of all ages. Chapman has written many books about differentiated instruction, multiple intelligences, multiple assessments, and the brain-compatible classroom. She is coauthor with Gayle Gregory of the landmark Corwin Press book Differentiated Instructional Strategies: One Size Doesn't Fit All.

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