Lesson Design for Differentiated Instruction, Grades 4-9
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Lesson Design for Differentiated Instruction, Grades 4-9

Foreword by H. Lynn Erickson



© 2009 | 216 pages | Corwin

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"The book provides helpful background information as well as a wide variety of examples of differentiated lessons, resource guides, reproducible templates, and a selection of grading tools ranging from rubrics to graphic organizers."
—Allan Varni, Instructor and Regional Coordinator
Division of Continuing Education, University of San Diego

"Glass examines the constructs of masterful teaching and makes them accessible to all. Her intensely practical and forthright approach allows readers to immediately translate the concepts of differentiation into their classrooms."
—Modell Marlow Andersen, Director of Educational Services
Hillsborough City School District, CA

Develop effective differentiated lessons that meet students' individual learning needs!

Differentiation allows teachers to target student needs and engage all students according to their learning preferences. Designed for teachers who are new to differentiating instruction, this book provides step-by-step guidance for creating meaningful lessons in language arts, math, science, and social studies at the upper elementary and middle school levels.

Kathy Tuchman Glass helps teachers develop confidence and expertise in differentiating lessons, units, and assessments and provides a detailed planning template, numerous examples, and reproducibles. This user-friendly resource:

  • Provides an overview of differentiation based on the backward design model
  • Discusses strategies for differentiating content, process, and product
  • Helps teachers organize lessons around guiding or essential questions for students to explore
  • Shows how to take students' learning characteristics (readiness, interests, learning styles) into consideration when planning lessons

Lesson Design for Differentiated Instruction, Grades 4–9 helps teachers plan differentiated lessons that will promote learning for every student.

 
List of Figures
 
Foreword
 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
1. Differentiated Instruction and Strategies
Differentiated Instruction  
Definition: Content, Process, Product  
Student Characteristics: Readiness, Interest, Learning Profile  
Differentiated Strategy Suggestions  
 
2. Differentiated Lesson Design
Overview of Lesson Components  
Comprehensive Differentiated Lesson Samples  
 
3. Standards, Concepts, and Guiding Questions
How Do Teachers Develop Unit and Lesson Guiding Questions  
How Do Teachers Use Guiding Questions in the Classroom?  
 
4. Assessment in a Differentiated Classroom
Types of Assessments  
Assessment Examples  
 
5. Additional Lesson-Planning Components for Differentiated Curriculum
Resources  
Timing  
Skills and Activities  
Student Grouping  
Teaching Strategies  
Extensions  
 
6. Closing
 
References and Further Reading
 
Index

"Glass examines the constructs of masterful teaching and makes them accessible to all by identifying, defining, and exploring the premises, concepts, and skills necessary to engage all learners. Her intensely practical and forthright approach allows readers to immediately translate the concepts of differentiation into their classrooms."

Modell Marlow Andersen, Director of Educational Services
Hillsborough City School District, CA

“By using this book as a guide, any teacher can create lessons and classroom learning settings that can meet the needs of the students in all subject areas. The book provides helpful background information; offers a wide variety of examples of differentiated lessons, resource guides, reproducible templates; and includes a selection of grading tools ranging from rubrics to graphic organizers.”

Allan Varni, Instructor and Regional Coordinator
Division of Continuing Education, University of San Diego
Key features
  • Provides an overview of differentiation based on the Backward Design Model
  • Discusses strategies for differentiating the middle-level classroom
  • Provides examples of differentiated lessons in language arts, math, science, and social studies
  • Organizes lessons around guiding, or essential, questions

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