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Other titles in the Differentiated Instruction for Middle School Teachers series:
Differentiated Instruction for Middle School Teachers #2: Differentiated Instruction for the Middle School Language Arts Teacher: Activities and Strategies for an Inclusive Classroomby Joan D'amico
Synopses & Reviews
Differentiated Instruction for the Middle School Language Arts Teacher
Differentiated Instruction for the Middle School Language Arts Teacher is a practical resource for teaching standards-based curricula in inclusive middle school classrooms. The book contains a wealth of lessons that can be modified to reach students with different learning needs and includes proven techniques designed to engage all the students in the classroom. A range of language arts topics are presented, such as decoding, vocabulary, blocking, using graphic organizers, mnemonics, literary elements, writing as a process, doing research, and much more.
Each lesson includes:
"The authors of Differentiated Instruction for the Middle School Language Arts Teacher understand that the starting point for effective teaching is not where the book starts or where the last teacher left off, but where the students are. This book provides the teacher with engaging strategies to support diverse learners in the classroom. The approaches can be adapted and applied across the curriculum and give the teacher a valuable toolbox to meet different needs and learning styles. The simple, easy-to-understand explanations give great insights into the how's and why's of making accommodations—plus the techniques can fit into any school budget!"
—Rosemarie Armstrong, World Language Coordinator, Monroe Township, New Jersey
"The activities in Differentiated Instruction for the Middle School Language Arts Teacher are designed to connect with the common experience of children and honor equal status among all students. Varying needs are carefully accommodated through the clear directions, pre-teaching, templates aligned with expectations, and sentence prompts for the less secure writers. Advance d learners are offered challenges, and opportunities to involve parents are provided. This book will be a distinct asset to teachers looking for examples of best practice."
—Edmund Gross, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Carmel Unified School District, California
"What a great resource for the special needs population! Differentiated Instruction for the Middle School Language Arts Teacher includes valuable, motivating, and most of all practical lessons for your learning disabled students—all in one easy to use manual."
—Deborah Rotio, M.Ed., Special Education Department leader, Garfield Middle School, New Jersey
An essential resource for teachers in inclusive classrooms
This valuable sourcebook offers teachers key strategies on how to design and deliver effective instruction, measure success, and get students to work together. Covering topics such as decoding, vocabulary, blocking, using graphic organizers, mnemonics, literary elements, writing as a process, and doing research, it features dozens of ready-to-use language arts activities that are tied to core curriculum standards, and each activity has adaptations for students with different learning needs.
About the Author
Joan D'Amico, M.A., L.D.T.C., is a learning disabilities teacher and consultant in the Garfield School District in New Jersey. She has over 15 years of experience as a learning disabilities teacher and consultant in both public and private schools, and also has a private practice as a learning disabilities specialist.
Kate Gallaway has over 15 years of teaching experience and has worked with districts and teachers nationwide on differentiated instruction.
Joan and Kate are also the co-authors of Differentiated Instruction for the Middle School Math Teacher.
Table of Contents
Part One: Being Successful in the Inclusive ClassroomChapter 1: Collaborating EffectivelyChapter 2: Preparing for Differentiated LearningChapter 3: Effective Teaching Strategies for Differentiating InstructionPart Two: Language Arts Activities for the Inclusive Middle School ClassroomChapter 4: Written Language ConventionsChapter 5: Writing as a ProcessChapter 6: Reading SkillsChapter 7: Reading ComprehensionChapter 8: Oral Language
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