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Making the Most of Small Groups

Making the Most of Small Groups Author Debbie Diller
ISBN-10 9781571104311
Release 2007-01
Pages 224
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Tips and techniques for teachers to use for teaching in small group situations.



Literacy Work Stations

Literacy Work Stations Author Debbie Diller
ISBN-10 9781571103536
Release 2003-01-01
Pages 218
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Practical suggestions to prepare over a dozen literacy work stations that link to instruction and make preparation and management easy for teachers.



Growing Independent Learners

Growing Independent Learners Author Debbie Diller
ISBN-10 1571109129
Release 2016-01-28
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Debbie Diller has revolutionized literacy instruction in countless classrooms over the years with her seminal books (Literacy Work Stations, Practice with Purpose, and Spaces & Places) on how to effectively use literacy work stations to engage students in critical literacy learning. In Growing Independent Learners, she provides a comprehensive guide--with more than 400 full-color photos--to help you plan instruction focused on literacy standards, organize your classroom for maximum benefit, and lead your students to independence through whole-group lessons, small-group focus, and partner learning at literacy stations. The first four chapters lay the foundation with planning, organizing, and instruction that are essential for success with literacy work stations. From creating a model classroom and developing planning tools to using anchor charts, Debbie gives you creative ideas for making the most of your classroom environment to support student independence. Later chapters focus on standards-based instruction built around key reading, writing, and foundational skills as well as speaking, listening, and language standards. Each of these chapters provides the following: · Detailed explanations of each focal standard's importance and real-world application · Planning tools that include academic vocabulary, plans for whole-group instruction, and suggestions for literacy work stations · Complete whole-group lesson plans that you can use and modify again and again · Connections to help you extend the lessons into other areas of daily instruction, including independent reading time, small-group instruction, and work stations · Mentor texts to use during whole group, small group, or stations · Teaching tips that can help build skills from grade to grade Growing IndependentLearners will help you create a vibrant classroom filled with independent learners. This book will quickly become an essential resource for any teacher who believes, as Debbie does, that all children can learn to work independently in a classroom that's well organized and mindfully planned.



Teaching Reading in Small Groups

Teaching Reading in Small Groups Author Jennifer Serravallo
ISBN-10 0325026807
Release 2010-01
Pages 234
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Meet instructional challenges effectively and efficiently by uncovering hidden time for meeting individual students' needs. With small groups, you'll work closely with more children each day with her how-tos on using formative assessment to create groups from common needs; differentiating for individuals, even in a group; and enhancing Tier 1 and Tier 2 instruction.



Assessment for Reading Instruction Third Edition

Assessment for Reading Instruction  Third Edition Author Michael C. McKenna
ISBN-10 9781462521050
Release 2015-06-23
Pages 324
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This trusted teacher guide and widely adopted text provides a comprehensive conceptual framework and hands-on practical tools for reading assessment. The authors present a clear roadmap for evaluating K-8 students' strengths and weaknesses in each of the basic competencies that good readers need to master. Teachers learn how to select, administer, and interpret a wide range of formal and informal assessments, and how to use the results to improve instruction. In a large-size format for easy photocopying, the book includes 30 reproducible assessment tools. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials. New to This Edition *Chapter on assessing vocabulary. *Additional instruments, including the Informal Decoding Inventory and the Motivation to Read Profile--Revised. *Links to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) have been added throughout. *The latest research and more instructional strategies in every area. See also Reading Assessment in an RTI Framework, which offers systematic guidance for conducting assessments in all three tiers of RTI.



The Differentiated Classroom

The Differentiated Classroom Author Carol Ann Tomlinson
ISBN-10 9781416618638
Release 2014-05-25
Pages 197
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Although much has changed in schools in recent years, the power of differentiated instruction remains the same--and the need for it has only increased. Today's classroom is more diverse, more inclusive, and more plugged into technology than ever before. And it's led by teachers under enormous pressure to help decidedly unstandardized students meet an expanding set of rigorous, standardized learning targets. In this updated second edition of her best-selling classic work, Carol Ann Tomlinson offers these teachers a powerful and practical way to meet a challenge that is both very modern and completely timeless: how to divide their time, resources, and efforts to effectively instruct so many students of various backgrounds, readiness and skill levels, and interests. With a perspective informed by advances in research and deepened by more than 15 years of implementation feedback in all types of schools, Tomlinson explains the theoretical basis of differentiated instruction, explores the variables of curriculum and learning environment, shares dozens of instructional strategies, and then goes inside elementary and secondary classrooms in nearly all subject areas to illustrate how real teachers are applying differentiation principles and strategies to respond to the needs of all learners. This book's insightful guidance on what to differentiate, how to differentiate, and why lays the groundwork for bringing differentiated instruction into your own classroom or refining the work you already do to help each of your wonderfully unique learners move toward greater knowledge, more advanced skills, and expanded understanding. Today more than ever, The Differentiated Classroom is a must-have staple for every teacher's shelf and every school's professional development collection.



Spaces Places

Spaces   Places Author Debbie Diller
ISBN-10 9781571107220
Release 2008
Pages 229
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In this book you'll find a wealth of full-color photos from all sorts of classroom spaces in PreK-5th grade. There's "before and after" pictures and step-by-step processes outlined for organizing your furniture and cabinets, setting up your room space by space, and using your walls thoughtfully.--[book cover].



How to Plan Differentiated Reading Instruction

How to Plan Differentiated Reading Instruction Author Sharon Walpole
ISBN-10 9781606237281
Release 2011-04-25
Pages 177
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Offering step-by-step guidance to simplify planning and decision making, this book reviews the basics of differentiated reading instruction and provides detailed, ready-to-use lesson plans and materials to help teachers hit the ground running. Teachers get everything they need to implement four types of instructional groups over multiple three-week cycles. For fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension, lessons are based on popular, inexpensive trade books. For phonemic awareness and word recognition, dozens of reproducibles are provided, all in a convenient large-size format. The book can be used on its own or as a complement to Differentiated Reading Instruction: Strategies for the Primary Grades, which offers a complete introduction to the authors' approach.



Differentiated Instruction for the Middle School Math Teacher

Differentiated Instruction for the Middle School Math Teacher Author Joan D'Amico
ISBN-10 9780787984687
Release 2008-01-02
Pages 236
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Offers effective ways to present math concepts, opportunities for guided practice, and ideas for modifying the material to provide access to the same content standards for all students.



Good Questions

Good Questions Author Marian Small
ISBN-10 9780807758540
Release 2017
Pages 176
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This bestselling resource provides tools to help experienced and novice teachers effectively and efficiently differentiate mathematics instruction in grades K-8. This third edition includes key changes that will make it easier for teachers to use the tools in all quality state standards environments, as well as with many new classroom examples for each grade band.



Guided Math A Framework for Mathematics Instruction

Guided Math  A Framework for Mathematics Instruction Author Sammons, Laney
ISBN-10 9781618137951
Release 2017-03-01
Pages 266
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Use a practical approach to teaching mathematics that integrates proven literacy strategies for effective instruction. This professional resource will help to maximize the impact of instruction through the use of whole-class instruction, small-group instruction, and Math Workshop. Incorporate ideas for using ongoing assessment to guide your instruction and increase student learning, and use hands-on, problem-solving experiences with small groups to encourage mathematical communication and discussion. Guided Math supports the College and Career Readiness and other state standards.



Practice with Purpose

Practice with Purpose Author Debbie Diller
ISBN-10 9781571103956
Release 2005-01-01
Pages 217
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Shows teachers how to establish and manage literacy learning centers, small areas of the classroom that contain supplies allowing for self-directed learning.



How to Differentiate Instruction in Academically Diverse Classrooms Third Edition

How to Differentiate Instruction in Academically Diverse Classrooms  Third Edition Author Carol Ann Tomlinson
ISBN-10 9781416623335
Release 2017-03-22
Pages 186
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We differentiate instruction to honor the reality of the students we teach. They are energetic and outgoing. They are quiet and curious. They are confident and self-doubting. They are interested in a thousand things and deeply immersed in a particular topic. They are academically advanced and “kids in the middle” and struggling due to cognitive, emotional, economic, or sociological challenges. More of them than ever speak a different language at home. They learn at different rates and in different ways. And they all come together in our academically diverse classrooms. Written as a practical guide for teachers, this expanded third edition of Carol Ann Tomlinson’s groundbreaking work covers the fundamentals of differentiation and provides additional guidelines and new strategies for how to go about it. You’ll learn * What differentiation is and why it’s essential * How to set up the flexible and supportive learning environment that promotes success * How to manage a differentiated classroom * How to plan lessons differentiated by readiness, interest, and learning profile * How to differentiate content, process, and products * How to prepare students, parents, and yourself for the challenge of differentiation First published in 1995 as How to Differentiate Instruction in Mixed-Ability Classrooms, this new edition reflects evolving best practices in education, the experiences of practitioners throughout the United States and around the world, and Tomlinson’s continuing thinking about how to help each and every student access challenging, high-quality curriculum; engage in meaning-rich learning experiences; and feel at home in a school environment that “fits.”



Math Work Stations

Math Work Stations Author Debbie Diller
ISBN-10 9781571107930
Release 2011
Pages 299
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If you've ever questioned how to make maths stations work, you'll find this resource invaluable. It contains ideas to help children develop conceptual understanding and skills, use maths vocabulary as they talk about their mathematical thinking, and connect big ideas to meaningful exploration and practice.



Making Differentiation a Habit

Making Differentiation a Habit Author Diane Heacox
ISBN-10 9781631982088
Release 2018-04-18
Pages 192
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In this updated edition of her guide to daily differentiated instruction, Diane Heacox outlines the critical elements for success in today’s class­rooms. She gives educators evidence-based differentiation strategies and user-friendly tools to optimize teaching, learning, and assessment for all students. New features include an expanded section on grading, informa­tion on connections between personalized learning and differentiation, integration of strategies with tier one instructional interventions, scaf­folding strategies, revised planning templates, and updated resources, which include digital tools and apps for assessment. Digital content includes customizable forms from the book. A free downloadable PLC/Book Study Guide is available at freespirit.com/PLC.



Productive Group Work

Productive Group Work Author Nancy Frey
ISBN-10 9781416608837
Release 2009
Pages 127
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The benefits of collaborative learning are well documented--and yet, almost every teacher knows how group work can go wrong: restless students, unequal workloads, lack of accountability, and too little learning for all the effort involved. In this book, educators Nancy Frey, Douglas Fisher, and Sandi Everlove show you how to make all group work productive group work: with all students engaged in the academic content and with each other, building valuable social skills, consolidating and extending their knowledge, and increasing their readiness for independent learning. The key to getting the most out of group work is to match research-based principles of group work with practical action. Classroom examples across grade levels and disciplines illustrate how to * Create interdependence and positive interaction * Model and guide group work * Design challenging and engaging group tasks * Ensure group and individual accountability * Assess and monitor students' developing understanding (and show them how to do the same) * Foster essential interpersonal skills, such as thinking with clarity, listening, giving useful feedback, and considering different points of view. The authors also address the most frequently asked questions about group work, including the best ways to form groups, accommodate mixed readiness levels, and introduce collaborative learning routines into the classroom. Throughout, they build a case that productive group work is both an essential part of a gradual release of responsibility instructional model and a necessary part of good teaching practice.



Flexible Grouping in Reading

Flexible Grouping in Reading Author Michael F. Opitz
ISBN-10 0590963902
Release 1998
Pages 128
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Flexible Grouping in Reading has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Flexible Grouping in Reading also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Flexible Grouping in Reading book for free.