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Differentiated Instructional Strategies

Differentiated Instructional Strategies
One Size Doesn't Fit All

Third Edition

December 2012 | 232 pages | Corwin
Differentiated instruction enables teachers to plan strategically to meet the needs of each and every student in today's diverse classrooms. In this new edition of the bestselling Differentiated Instructional Strategies, Gayle Gregory and Carolyn Chapman show teachers how to adjust instruction and assessment methods based on each student's knowledge, skills, experiences, preferences, and needs.

This third edition of Differentiated Instructional Strategies features best practices that make a real and positive difference in student achievement, including explanations and examples of Centers, Projects, Choice Boards, Problem-Based Learning, Inquiry Models, Groupwork, Cooperative Learning, and Contracts. More than 70 planning models, templates, matrixes, rubrics, graphic organizers, checklists, and questionnaires are included. New coverage of brain research and neuroeducational strategies appears throughout the text, along with an integration of the Common Core State Standards and more in-depth discussions of RTI, student motivation and engagement, and technology.

1. One Size Doesn't Fit All
2. Creating a Climate for Learning
3. Knowing the Learner
4. Assessing the Learner
5. Adjusting, Compacting, and Grouping
6. Instructional Strategies for Student Success
7. Curriculum Approaches for Differentiated Classrooms
8. Putting it All Together in Your Differentiated Classroom

Free resources

"How Are You Intelligent?" Checklist

Students and teachers can use the “How Are You Intelligent?” Checklist from Gayle Gregory’s Differentiated Instructional Strategies to increase personal awareness around their areas of strength. (K-12)



Six-Step Planning Model for Differentiated Learning

Six-Step Planning Model for Differentiated Learning

This six-step planning model from Gayle Gregory’s Differentiated Instructional Strategies helps teachers make critical decisions about differentiated instruction and assessment.


Liked the variety of applicable activities. great resource!

Mrs Andrea Wange
School of Education: Curriculum and Instruction, University Of South Dakota
March 22, 2015
Key features
  • Provides educators with a six-step planning model for implementing differentiated learning in the classroom
  • Guides teachers through the process of determining what will be taught, establishing formative assessment strategies to collect data, and creating an appropriate final assessment aligned to the Common Core state standards
  • Describes how to activate students' prior knowledge and use "emotional hooks" to engage their brains and capture their attention
  • Explains how to make decisions about what students need to learn and whether the knowledge acquisition will take place in a total group setting or in small groups based on readiness or interest.
  • Describes how to provide students with opportunities to practice and become actively engaged in the classroom
  • Explains how to create thoughtful assessments that provide students with choices for demonstrating their knowledge and that honor the diversity of students' learning preferences, multiple intelligences, and personal interests

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