Synopses & Reviews
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.
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
, 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
About the Authors.
Part 1 Specific Subject Area Activities.
1. Reading Activities.
New Word Treasure Chest Contract.
Phonics Task Cards.
2. Spelling Activities.
Spelling Task Cards.
Spelling Flash Cards.
3. Writing Activities.
A Dear __________ Contract.
Creative Expression Contract.
Creative Idea Cards.
4. Math Activities.
Funny Money 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.
The Fifty States.
Outline of U.S. Map.
Blank U.S. Map.
Countries of the World Contract.
7. Science Activities.
Sensational Five Contract.
Our Senses Wheels.
Insect Task Cards.
Task Cards for Serious Bird Students.
Animal Task Cards.
Fish and Water Mammals Contract.
8. Media Activities.
Newsworthy Activity Contract.
News Task Cards.
Application for Media Job.
You Name It! Newspaper Worksheet.
9. Art Activities.
Suggested Art Center Supplies.
Art Idea Cards.
Art History Task Cards and Wheel.
Beading and Jewelry Contract.
10. Music Activities.
Instrument Task Wheels.
Instrument Task Cards.
Type of Music Task Cards and Wheel.
Task Cards (Using Staff Paper).
Music Wheel and Task Cards.
11. Imagine-Ifs: Fantasy Activities.
Imagine-If Idea Cards.
Imagine-If Task Wheels.
Imagine-If Task Cards for Use with Wheels.
12. Peacemaking and Service Learning.
Sharing and Caring Wheel.
Sharing and Caring Task Cards.
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.
Game Instruction Form.