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Differentiation for Real Classrooms
Making It Simple, Making It Work

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November 2009 | 152 pages | Corwin

"In my extensive experience with differentiated education, I have not seen a work on lesson planning that is as compact, concise, and creative as this one."
—Joseph Staub, Resource Specialist Teacher
Thomas Starr King Middle School, Los Angeles, CA

"Full of good ideas and strategies for differentiation. I like the way the authors emphasize the idea of teaching to a specific benchmark or objective rather than letting the text determine what students do and learn."
—Kathie F. Nunley, Educational Psychologist
Brains.org

Use these easy techniques to deliver high-quality lessons that target all learners!

In today's increasingly diverse classrooms, teachers are expected to address a whirlwind of initiatives. With their characteristically joyful and conversational tone that celebrates learning and diverse students, Kathleen Kryza, Alicia Duncan, and S. Joy Stephens offer teachers dozens of practical strategies for designing and delivering differentiated lessons to reach all learners.

Based on the authors' popular, memorable, and doable C U KAN and the Chunk, Chew, and Check frameworks, this book makes it easy for teachers to implement effective, differentiated instruction. This ready-to-go resource helps educators identify a clear learning target, get to know their students as people and as learners, and understand how to vary the learning pathways to the same target for different learners. Rooted in real practice and real classrooms, this how-to guide:

  • Includes abundant illustrations, vignettes, and examples across grade levels
  • Offers adaptations for ESL students and students with special needs
  • Presents samples of standalone lessons, weeklong lessons, and lesson units
  • Provides differentiated techniques for individual or whole-group instruction

This book is an easy-to-read, application-oriented text for novice and preservice teachers on differentiating lessons to target all learners.

 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
1. Know the Target, Teach for Meaning (C U KAN)
 
2. Know Your Learners, Reach for Connection
 
3. Know the Pathways, Chunk, Chew, and Check
 
4. Chunk or Input
 
5. Chew or Process
 
6. Check or Output
 
7. Pulling It All Together
 
Resources
 
References
 
Index

"Full of good ideas and strategies for differentiation. I like the way the authors emphasize the idea of teaching to a specific benchmark or objective rather than letting the text determine what students do and learn."

Kathie F. Nunley, Educational Psychologist
Brains.org

"In my extensive experience with differentiated education, I have not seen a work on lesson planning that is as compact, concise, and creative as this one."

Joseph Staub, Resource Specialist Teacher
Thomas Starr King Middle School, Los Angeles, CA

"I was relieved to read this book. My faith in our ability to refocus on what good teaching requires is renewed. I will keep this book close as I plan and execute my lessons."

Rosemary Traoré, Assistant Professor of Urban Education
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

“The sample lesson plans are great! Teachers need a guide to assist them in making sure they are differentiating instruction correctly.”

Thea H. Williams-Black, Assistant Professor of Elementary Education
The University of Mississippi
Key features
  • Easy-to-read, application-oriented text for novice and preservice teachers on differentiating lessons to reach all learners.
  • Abundant illustrations, vignettes, and examples across grade levels.
  • Adaptations for ESL and special needs students
  • Samples of single lessons, week-long lessons, and lesson units

Sample Materials & Chapters

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