Curriculum Mapping for Differentiated Instruction, K-8 / Edition 1

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Overview

This easy-to-use guide to curriculum mapping and instructional planning for K–8 student-centered classrooms blends standards, rubrics, interdisciplinary units, and a "Teacher's Tool Chest" for successful learning.
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Editorial Reviews

Lloyd Kajikawa
“Brings the reader good educational models that have withstood time and does a good job of describing their essence without trivializing them. Written in an easy-to-read style.”
William Fitzhugh
"Helpswith planning of content, methodology and assessment and gives an overview of current trends which directly impact what happens in the classroom. The illustrations are great, the charts make it easier to understand ideas presented in the text, the style is easy to read, and the research leads directly into practical ideas which all teachers can use."
Susan Ratnoff
"Illustrates best instructional practices for creating and maintaining student-centered classrooms that adhere to rigorous curriculum demands. As an experienced educator who has worked with a wide range of students,I nowbetter understand the connections between curriculum, teaching, and student products. This book will have a prominent place in my professional collection."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412914956
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 10/28/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 136
  • Sales rank: 1,317,443
  • Product dimensions: 8.46 (w) x 10.88 (h) x 0.33 (d)

Meet the Author

Michelle Langa earned her Certificate of Advanced Studies in Educational Administration from Hofstra University. Michelle has worked in the field of education since 1973. During that time, she has held positions as Assistant Superintendent for Pupil Services and Curriculum and Instruction, Director of Special Education, Executive Director of two different special education non-profit agencies, adjunct college faculty, consultant, and special education teacher. Presently, she is the Curriculum Coordinator for the Farmington School District in Farmington, New Hampshire. Michelle has written several articles dealing with special education, parenting and children’s health issues for ParenthoodWeb.com, and LRPNET, and is also the co-author of another book entitled “Including Families of Children with Special Needs.” Michelle has presented at state and national conferences including the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.

Janice Yost has Masters Degrees in both Educational Administration and Mathematics earned from the University of New Hampshire and Adelphi University, respectively. She is presently the Principal of Rye Junior High School and has worked in the field of education for over thirty years. During that time, she has taught from sixth grade through college, been an administrator in the middle school setting and an interim administrator in both the high school and primary school environments. She is also the President of the executive board of NH ASCD. Jan has consulted for schools in New Hampshire and presented at local and national conferences including the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
1. Reframing Instructional Practice for New Challenges in Education
2. Six Factors That Help Create a Student-Centered Classroom
3. Curriculum Mapping
4. Using Standards and Rubrics
5. Assessing Students' Learning Styles and Needs
6. Differentiating Content, Process, Products, and Homework
7. Blended Models: Mapped, Differentiated, and Interdisciplinary Units
8. Teachers’ Tool Chests
Glossary
References
Index
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