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The Differentiated Instruction Book of Lists

by Jenifer Fox, Whitney Hoffman

Wiley | August 30, 2011 | Trade Paperback

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Hundreds of useful ideas for meeting the needs of each child

The Differentiated Instruction Book of Lists is the definitive reference for DI for teachers in grades K-12. Ready for immediate use, it offers over 150 up-to-date lists for developing instructional materials, lesson planning, and assessment. Organized into 12 convenient sections, the book is full of practical examples, teaching ideas, and activities that can be used or adapted to meet students'' diverse needs. Coverage includes curriculum design, lesson planning, instructional strategies, assessment, classroom management, strategies by subject area (from Language Arts to Math to Physical Education), new media, etc.

  • Offers an easy-to-use guide that gives quick tips and methods to plan effectively for delivering truly differentiated lessons
  • Filled with helpful DI lists, lesson plans, strategies, assessments, and more
  • Jennifer Fox is the author of the bestselling book Your Child''s Strengths

The Differentiated Instruction Book of Lists is a hands-on guide for meeting the instructional needs of all students so that they can reach their full potential.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 288 Pages, 8.27 × 10.63 × 0.39 in

Published: August 30, 2011

Publisher: Wiley

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0470952393

ISBN - 13: 9780470952399

Found in: Reference and Language

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The Differentiated Instruction Book of Lists

The Differentiated Instruction Book of Lists

by Jenifer Fox, Whitney Hoffman

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 288 Pages, 8.27 × 10.63 × 0.39 in

Published: August 30, 2011

Publisher: Wiley

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0470952393

ISBN - 13: 9780470952399

About the Book

"The Differentiated Instruction Book of Lists" is the definitive reference for DI from kindergarten through high school. Ready for immediate use, it offers over 150 up-to-date lists for developing instructional materials and lesson planning. The book is organized into 12 convenient sections full of practical examples, teaching ideas, and activities that can be used as is or adapted to meet students' diverse needs. Coverage includes curriculum design and lesson planning; instructional strategies; assessment; differentiated classroom management; strategies for each main content area (everything from Language Arts and Math to Visual/Performing Arts and Physical Education); working with new media; and more.

For busy classroom teachers, "The Differentiated Instruction Book of Lists" offers hundreds of useful ideas for meeting the needs of "all" students so that they can reach their full potential and succeed academically.

Table of Contents

The Authors v Acknowledgments vii Preface xv Introduction 1 Section 1 Understanding Differentiated Instruction 5 List 1.1. A Vision for the Differentiated Instruction Classroom 6 List 1.2. One-Size-Fits-All Teaching Versus Differentiated Teaching 7 List 1.3. Small Things That Make a Big Difference 8 List 1.4. Common Misconceptions 10 List 1.5. Differentiate the Materials 12 List 1.6. Differentiate the Task 14 List 1.7. Differentiate the Homework 15 List 1.8. Differentiate Checking for Understanding 16 List 1.9. Differentiate the Outcome 17 List 1.10. Are You Ready for Differentiated Instruction? A Few More Examples of What Is Expected 18 List 1.11. Definitions of Concepts Commonly Associated with Differentiated Instruction 20 Section 2 Teaching with the Individual in Mind 25 List 2.1. Building Relationships 26 List 2.2. Strategies to Determine Individual Strengths 28 List 2.3. Interest Inventories 30 List 2.4. Planning with Learning Styles in Mind 32 List 2.5. Multiple Intelligences and Differentiated Instruction 34 List 2.6. Tips for Raising Students’ Comfort Level 35 List 2.7. Tips to Help Struggling Students 37 List 2.8. Tips for Motivating All Students 39 List 2.9. Class Discussion Strategies 41 Section 3 Planning the Differentiated  Curriculum 43 List 3.1. Where to Begin andWhat to Do 44 List 3.2. Tips for Keeping Records for Differentiated Lesson Plans 46 List 3.3. How to Create Differentiated Lesson Plans with Bloom’s Taxonomy 48 List 3.4. Differentiat
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Hundreds of useful ideas for meeting the needs of each child

The Differentiated Instruction Book of Lists is the definitive reference for DI for teachers in grades K-12. Ready for immediate use, it offers over 150 up-to-date lists for developing instructional materials, lesson planning, and assessment. Organized into 12 convenient sections, the book is full of practical examples, teaching ideas, and activities that can be used or adapted to meet students'' diverse needs. Coverage includes curriculum design, lesson planning, instructional strategies, assessment, classroom management, strategies by subject area (from Language Arts to Math to Physical Education), new media, etc.

  • Offers an easy-to-use guide that gives quick tips and methods to plan effectively for delivering truly differentiated lessons
  • Filled with helpful DI lists, lesson plans, strategies, assessments, and more
  • Jennifer Fox is the author of the bestselling book Your Child''s Strengths

The Differentiated Instruction Book of Lists is a hands-on guide for meeting the instructional needs of all students so that they can reach their full potential.

From the Jacket

Differentiated Instruction (DI) puts the focus on student activity rather than direct teacher instruction. In differentiated classrooms, students are doing things like moving around the room to learning stations, leading discussions, giving presentations, and working on teams to solve creative problems. These involved students are highly invested in learning and are given a wide variety of opportunities to succeed.

The Differentiated Instruction Book of Lists is the definitive reference for Differentiated Instruction for teachers in grades K-12. Ready for immediate use, this handy resource includes more than 150 up-to-date lists for developing instructional materials, planning lessons, and assessing students. Written by two experts on the topic, the book is filled with practical examples, proven teaching ideas, and engaging activities that can be used or adapted to meet the wide range of students'' individual needs.

Authors Jenifer Fox and Whitney Hoffman show how to:

  • Teach with the individual in mind

  • Plan a differentiated curriculum

  • Create strategies for differentiating language arts, math, science, social studies, art, physical education, and health

  • Employ commonly used DI techniques for various grade levels

  • Develop DI classroom management skills

  • Tap into new media strategies that naturally differentiate instruction

With this hands-on guide, teachers can meet the instructional needs of all students so that they can reach their full potential.

Practical examples, teaching ideas, and activities

Includes curriculum design and lesson planning

Hundreds of quick tips, methods, and teaching ideas to deliver trulydifferentiated lessons

About the Author

Jenifer Fox, MEd, has worked for more than twenty-five years as a public and private school teacher and administrator. She is a school consultant and creator of Strong Planet, a media-driven interactive curriculum to help all kinds of learners discover their strengths. Fox authored the best-selling book Your Child''s Strengths and is an acclaimed international speaker.

Whitney Hoffman is CEO and director of Hoffman Digital Media and creator of the successful LD Podcast (www.ldpodcast.com), where she has interviewed many of the leading voices in the special education field. Hoffman speaks regularly before education and business audiences on the use of social media platforms to create communities of learning.

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