Differentiated Reading Instruction: Strategies for the Primary Grades

Differentiated Reading Instruction: Strategies for the Primary Grades

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by Sharon Walpole, Michael C. McKenna
     
 

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This book provides a research-based framework for making differentiated instruction work in the primary grades. It includes scientifically validated techniques for teaching each component of the beginning reading program. The authors describe how to use assessment to form differentiated small groups and monitor student progress; plan which skills to target and when

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This book provides a research-based framework for making differentiated instruction work in the primary grades. It includes scientifically validated techniques for teaching each component of the beginning reading program. The authors describe how to use assessment to form differentiated small groups and monitor student progress; plan which skills to target and when; and implement carefully selected instructional strategies.  Vivid classroom examples illustrate what differentiated instruction looks like in action in each of the primary grades. For additional helpful resources, including classroom-ready lesson plans, teachers can purchase the complementary volume, How to Plan Differentiated Reading Instruction: Resources for Grades K-3.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"Useful for both inservice and preservice teachers, this book offers a sensible and research-based approach to differentiated instruction. The organization makes the book especially useful: First it explains and illuminates what differentiation is, and then it provides detailed descriptions of highly useable instructional practices in the areas of phonemic awareness, word recognition, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. The concluding chapters put it all together in the form of realistic differentiation plans for kindergarten through the third grade. Differentiation is key to effective instruction, and Walpole and McKenna provide lessons and plans that will give teachers what they need to optimize their teaching."--Sylvia Read, PhD, Department of Elementary Education, Utah State University
 

"There is much to like about this book. It discusses a very complex instructional practice in a clear, straightforward manner; provides a basic blueprint for implementing this practice in the classroom; and, perhaps best of all, provides specific guidance for differentiating instruction in the five essentials of primary-grade reading. This is a practical, easy-to-follow book that classroom teachers will find very useful."--Kathleen A. Roskos, PhD, Department of Education and Allied Studies, John Carroll University
 

"Literacy coaches and reading specialists will find this book invaluable as they guide and support teachers of reading. Each topic lends itself to a session of professional development. The organization and detailed table of contents enable teachers to read the book in its entirety or draw on specific chapters as needed. In my 32 years in education, I have read hundreds of methods books. The majority of these books are read and digested, a few salient ideas are extracted, then they go on a shelf or are given away. Differentiated Reading Instruction is not that kind of book--rather, it's a 'bible' of reading instruction for the primary grades. Teachers will consult this book on a regular basis: It will help drive their reading instruction, not sit on their shelves."--Harri Wasch, MEd, Literacy Coordinator, Paul H. Cale Elementary School, Charlottesville, Virginia

Journal of the Association for Childhood Education International

"Could be the answer to effective reading instruction in the primary grades....This work lends itself to helping design a daily literacy block that is sensible and sensitive to all students' learning styles....The authors are both professors of reading, and they have drawn from their extensive experience in reading to develop a book that takes into account both the theory and what they know to be good practice....I highly recommend this book as an additional resource of instructional ideas."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781606237908
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
01/24/2007
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
180
File size:
6 MB

Meet the Author

Sharon Walpole, PhD, is Professor in the School of Education at the University of Delaware. She has extensive school-based experience designing and implementing tiered instructional programs. Dr. Walpole has also been involved in federally funded and other schoolwide reform projects. Her current work involves the design and effects of schoolwide reforms, particularly those involving literacy coaches. She has coauthored or coedited several other books with Michael C. McKenna, including How to Plan Differentiated Reading Instruction: Resources for Grades K-3 and The Literacy Coach’s Handbook, Second Edition, and she is coauthor of The Building Blocks of Preschool Success with Katherine A. Beauchat and Katrin L. Blamey. Dr. Walpole is a recipient of the Early Career Award for Significant Contributions to Literacy Research and Education from the Literacy Research Association.
 
Michael C. McKenna, PhD, is Thomas G. Jewell Professor of Reading in the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia. He is the author, coauthor, or editor of 15 books and more than 100 articles, chapters, and technical reports on a range of literacy topics. Dr. McKenna’s research has been sponsored by the National Reading Research Center and CIERA. He is the cowinner of National Reading Conference's Edward Fry Book Award and the American Library Association's Award for Outstanding Academic Books. He serves on the editorial board of Reading Research Quarterly, and has coedited themed issues of the Peabody Journal of Education and Reading and Writing Quarterly. Dr. McKenna’s research interests include comprehension in content settings, reading attitudes, technology applications, and beginning reading.

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Differentiated Reading Instruction: Strategies for the Primary Grades 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was advertised as a book for grades 4 and 5.  Very misleading!  This book is for primary grades.  I wasted my money.  I spent $30 on a Nook Book that I didn't want.  Extremely disappointed.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago