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Differentiated Instruction Made Easy

Differentiated Instruction Made Easy is a hands-on resource that is designed for teachers to support the individual learning needs of their students as they participate in similar tasks. Teachers will find hundreds of creative ideas that will motivate and reinforce learning for all students in grades 2-8. The book's dynamic activities are targeted to specific subject areas and will help students to experience success despite their learning challenges.

Differentiated Instruction Made Easy contains:

  • Ready-to-use activities that support the teaching of standards-based subjects across the curriculum

  • Tools for reading, math, science, and written expression

  • Chapters on art, music, media, service learning, and peace

  • Teacher-student contracts, multi-level game boards, spinners,task cards and wheels, and open-ended add-ons

Teachers can use the book to encourage students to design their own games, task wheels, and activities reflecting their individual interests and strengths. Differentiated Instruction Made Easy helps teachers tap into each child's passion—the first step to developing students who are truly motivated to learn.

Synopsis:

Differentiated Instruction Made Easy is a hands-on resource that is designed for teachers to support the individual learning needs of their students as they participate in similar tasks. Teachers will find hundreds of creative ideas that will motivate and reinforce learning for all students in grades 3-8. The book's dynamic activities are targeted to specific subject areas and will help students to experience success despite their learning challenges.

About the Author

Phyllis Kaplan, Ph.D., directs the Special Education Mild/Moderate Credential Program of the Educational Psychology Department at California State University, East Bay.

Virginia Rogers is a former special education teacher, school psychologist, and director of the special education intern grant at California State University, East Bay.

Rande Webster, Ed.D., is associate professor of education and director of Special Education Credential Programs at Dominican University of California.

Table of Contents

Introduction.

About the Authors.

Acknowledgments.

Sample Contract.

Part 1 Specific Subject Area Activities.

1. Reading Activities.

New Word Treasure Chest Contract.

Phonics Contract.

Phonics Task Cards.

Phonics Activities.

Book Report.

Poetry Contract.

2. Spelling Activities.

Spelling Contract.

Spelling Task Cards.

Spelling Flash Cards.

3. Writing Activities.

A Dear __________ Contract.

Creative Expression Contract.

Creative Idea Cards.

My Journal.

4. Math Activities.

Funny Money Contract.

Math Contract.

Story Problem Wheels.

Story Problem Task Cards.

Arithmetic Task Cards.

5. History Activities.

The Historical Person Contract.

The Historical Invention Contract.

The Historical Travel Contract.

The Historical Event Contract.

6. Geography Activities.

Map About Me.

My Map.

The Fifty States.

Outline of U.S. Map.

Blank U.S. Map.

Countries of the World Contract.

Transportation Worksheet.

Transportation Cards.

7. Science Activities.

Sensational Five Contract.

Our Senses.

Our Senses Wheels.

Insect Task Cards.

Reptile Contract.

Bird Contract.

Task Cards for Serious Bird Students.

Animal Contract.

Animal Task Cards.

Fish and Water Mammals Contract.

8. Media Activities.

Newsworthy Activity Contract.

News Wheels.

News Task Cards.

Application for Media Job.

You Name It! Newspaper Worksheet.

9. Art Activities.

Art Contract.

Suggested Art Center Supplies.

Art Idea Cards.

Art History Task Cards and Wheel.

Famous Artists.

Beading and Jewelry Contract.

10. Music Activities.

Music Contract.

Instrument Task Wheels.

Instrument Task Cards.

Type of Music Task Cards and Wheel.

Task Cards (Using Staff Paper).

Music Wheel and Task Cards.

Staff Paper.

11. Imagine-Ifs: Fantasy Activities.

Fantasy Suggestions.

Imagine-If Cards.

Imagine-If Application.

Deserted Island.

Imagine-If Contract.

Imagine-If Idea Cards.

Imagine-If Task Wheels.

Imagine-If Task Cards for Use with Wheels.

12. Peacemaking and Service Learning.

Peacemaker Contract.

Sharing and Caring Wheel.

Sharing and Caring Task Cards.

Feelie Wheelies.

Feelie Wheelies Task Cards.

Facing Feelings Worksheet.

Facing Feelings Task Cards.

Care and Share Chart.

Weekly Journal Record.

Part 2 Gameboards, Wheels, Open-Ended Add-ons, and Awards.

13. Multilevel Gameboards.

14. Multilevel Task Wheels.

15. Open-Ended Add-ons.

Journal Sheet.

Staff Paper.

Graph Paper.

Cartoon Strips.

Game Instruction Form.

Open-Ended Contract.

Calendar.

16. Awards.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780470372357
Author:
Kaplan, Phyllis
Publisher:
John Wiley & Sons
Author:
Rogers, Virginia
Author:
Webster, Rande
Subject:
Teaching Methods & Materials - General
Subject:
Teaching Methods & Materials - Classroom Planning
Subject:
learning activities
Subject:
subject area activities
Subject:
learning curriculum
Subject:
systematic learning experiences
Subject:
Administration - General
Subject:
Individualized instruction
Subject:
Mixed ability grouping in education.
Subject:
Education-Classroom Resources
Subject:
Special Educational Needs
Subject:
Standards-based teaching, learning activities, subject area activities, learning curriculum, systematic learning experiences
Subject:
Education-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Lay-flat binding
Series:
Jossey-Bass Teacher
Publication Date:
October 2008
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
282 x 218 x 12.2 mm 19.2 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Differentiated Instruction Made Easy is a hands-on resource that is designed for teachers to support the individual learning needs of their students as they participate in similar tasks. Teachers will find hundreds of creative ideas that will motivate and reinforce learning for all students in grades 3-8. The book's dynamic activities are targeted to specific subject areas and will help students to experience success despite their learning challenges.
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