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.
The Authors 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.
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. Differentiated Assessments 50 List 3.5. Curriculum Compacting: Why and How 53 List 3.6. What Are Authentic Choices? How to Plan with Them 55 List 3.7. General Planning Tips for the Differentiated Classroom 58 Section 4 Most Commonly Used Differentiated Instruction Techniques and How to Use Them 61 List 4.1. Tiered Lessons 63 List 4.2. Scaffolding Tools 66 List 4.3. Project-Based Learning 69 List 4.4. Learning Contracts 73 List 4.5. Graphic Organizers 77 List 4.6. Flexible Grouping 83 List 4.7. Learning Stations 86 List 4.8. Rubrics 88 Section 5 Differentiated Classroom Management 91 List 5.1. Arranging the Classroom for Optimal Differentiated InstructionManagement 93 List 5.2. Strategies for Differentiated Classroom Management 95 List 5.3. Why StudentsMisbehave 97 List 5.4. Discipline Strategies 100 List 5.5. Strength-Based Discipline: An Individualized Approach 102 List 5.6. Examples of Strength-Based Versus Deficit-Based Labels 104 List 5.7. Classroom Management and Parental Communication Tips 105 Section 6 Roles and Responsibilities 109 List 6.1. Classroom Teacher 110 List 6.2. Students 111 List 6.3. Administrators 114 List 6.4. Parents 117 List 6.5. Support Staff 119 Section 7 Using Differentiated Instruction Techniques at Different Grade Levels 121 List 7.1. Kindergarten 123 List 7.2. Grades 1 5 125 List 7.3. Middle School 128 List 7.4. High School 130 Section 8 Strategies for Differentiating Language Arts 133 List 8.1. What Exemplary Reading Teachers Do to Differentiate Reading Instruction 135 List 8.2. Strategies to Improve Reading 136 List 8.3. Tips for Differentiating Small-Group Reading Instruction 138 List 8.4. Assigned Reading: Dealing with Low Interest 139 List 8.5. Differentiated Writing Assignments and Strategies 141 List 8.6. Examples of Exciting Differentiated Language Arts Assignments 144 List 8.7. Tips for Differentiating Instruction for English Language Learners 145 List 8.8. Tips for Differentiating Writing Assignments 146 Section 9 Strategies for Differentiating Math 149 List 9.1. Using Reading andWriting to Differentiate Math Instruction 150 List 9.2. Five SpecificWays to Integrate Writing in the Math Curriculum 152 List 9.3. GroupWork as a Way to Differentiate the Math Class 155 List 9.4. Ways to Integrate Group Work in the Math Curriculum 156 List 9.5. Math Manipulatives 158 List 9.6. Project-Based Learning Ideas and the Math Class 161 List 9.7. Beyond Traditional Quizzes and Tests: Differentiated Assessments in Math 164 List 9.8. Math Anxiety and Differentiated Instruction 168 Section 10 Strategies for Differentiating Science 171 List 10.1. General Differentiated Strategies for Science 172 List 10.2. Inquiry-Based Instruction and Science 174 List 10.3. Multimedia Projects, Science, and Differentiated Instruction 176 List 10.4. Practical Advice for the Laboratory 177 List 10.5. Technology, Differentiated Instruction, and Science Class 179 Section 11 Strategies for Differentiating Social Studies 181 List 11.1. Gallery Walks 182 List 11.2. Time Lines 185 List 11.3. Political Cartoons 186 List 11.4. Authentic Civic Projects 187 List 11.5. Multimedia Presentations 190 List 11.6. Research Methods 193 List 11.7. Class Discussion 195 Section 12 Strategies for Differentiating the Arts 199 List 12.1. GroupWork in the Arts 200 List 12.2. Ways to Help All Students Feel Successful in Art 203 List 12.3. Technology, Differentiated Instruction, and Visual Arts 205 List 12.4. Technology, Differentiated Instruction, and Performing Arts 207 Section 13 Strategies for Physical Education and Health 209 List 13.1. Tips on Using Differentiated Instruction in Physical Education 210 List 13.2. Strategies for Differentiating Skill Training 212 List 13.3. How to Encourage Everyone s Participation 214 List 13.4. Ideas for Coaches 217 List 13.5. Physical Education and the Unhealthy Student 219 Section 14 NewMedia Strategies that Naturally Differentiate Instruction 221 List 14.1. How Online Tools Can Help Organize and Differentiate Instruction 223 List 14.2. Ways to Use Facebook in the Classroom 224 List 14.3. Ways to Use Twitter in the Classroom 226 List 14.4. Using Ning in the Classroom 228 List 14.5. Blogging in the Classroom 230 List 14.6. Wikis in the Classroom 234 List 14.7. Cultivating a Positive Digital Footprint 237 List 14.8. Administrative Considerations When Using New Media in the Classroom 239 List 14.9. New Media Uses That Are Not OK 241 Section 15 Special Considerations 243 List 15.1. Differentiated Instruction and the Gifted Student 244 List 15.2. Differentiated Instruction and the Advanced Placement Curriculum 246 List 15.3. Differentiated Instruction and the At-Risk Student 247 List 15.4. Differentiated Instruction and Diversity Inclusion 248 References 249 Index 257