Do-Able Differentiation: Varying Groups, Texts, and Supports to Reach Readers / Edition 1
  • Do-Able Differentiation: Varying Groups, Texts, and Supports to Reach Readers / Edition 1
  • Do-Able Differentiation: Varying Groups, Texts, and Supports to Reach Readers / Edition 1

Do-Able Differentiation: Varying Groups, Texts, and Supports to Reach Readers / Edition 1

by Michael F Opitz, Michael P Ford
     
 

Lots of books claim to make differentiated instruction possible in any classroom. Do-able Differentiation makes it practical for your classroom. And helps you meet the needs of your students. Instead of time-consuming jargon, Do-able Differentiation spells out teaching strategies that support the biggest classes, work with the busiestSee more details below

Overview

Lots of books claim to make differentiated instruction possible in any classroom. Do-able Differentiation makes it practical for your classroom. And helps you meet the needs of your students. Instead of time-consuming jargon, Do-able Differentiation spells out teaching strategies that support the biggest classes, work with the busiest curriculums, and bring the best out in all students.

Do-able Differentiation puts proven thinking and practices for differentiation into your hands. Michael Opitz and Michael Ford (Reaching Readers and Books & Beyond) present four foundational models for reaching all readers. You'll quickly discover you can do differentiation as you learn to:

  • pinpoint differences among readers and match them to the best differentiation strategies
  • plan effectively to address a variety of learner characteristics
  • support students in understanding a shared text
  • manage small achievement-based groups as readers read appropriate texts
  • group students around multiple texts of varying lengths
  • assist individuals as they each read a self-selected text.

And Opitz and Ford really do make differentiation do-able. For each model they include diagrams, key features, sample lessons, and suggested texts, as well as ideas for preparing lessons, reading and responding, extending instruction, and more. In short, the essentials you'll need for success - and even a strong framework to adapt for RTI.

Trust the book that makes differentiation easy to understand and easy to do. Read Do-able Differentiation. You'll get the most effective, research-based, and classroom-tested ways to use differentiated instruction to help all your readers.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780325012834
Publisher:
Heinemann
Publication date:
05/12/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
1,396,632
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
5 - 13 Years

Table of Contents

1 Understanding How Readers Differ and Teachers Matter 1

2 Grouping Structures Overview 23

3 Model 1: Grouping Without Tracking 31

4 Model 2: Jigsawing 51

5 Model 3: Connected Literature Circles 69

6 Model 4: Focused Readers' Workshop 93

7 Yeah ... But ... What About These Questions? 112

App. A Bibliography of Professional Resources 129

App. B Blank Lesson Plan Forms 135

Children's Literature Cited 140

References 141

Index 144

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