Differentiating for the Young Child: Teaching Strategies Across the Content Areas, PreK-3

Differentiating for the Young Child: Teaching Strategies Across the Content Areas, PreK-3

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Differentiating for the Young Child: Teaching Strategies Across the Content Areas, PreK-3 by Joan F. Smutny

Meet the highly diverse needs of primary students with these differentiated teaching strategies!

Designed to help primary teachers value and support the unique experiences and learning styles of diverse young learners, this book offers strategies for promoting intellectual discovery and creative thinking across key discipline areas, tackles issues related to underserved students, and discusses differentiated technology use. This second edition:

  • Includes new charts with strategies for differentiating lessons in math, science, social studies, and language arts
  • Presents new focus questions to help teachers clarify their own priorities and target student needs efficiently
  • Offers Web sites for further reference

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781452272757
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 10/15/2009
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 280
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Joan Franklin Smutny is founder and director of the Center for Gifted, a Northern Illinois University Partner. She directs programs for thousands of bright, talented, and gifted children in the Chicago area annually. She also teaches creative writing in many of these programs as well as courses on gifted education for graduate students at the university level. She is editor of the Illinois Association for Gifted Children Journal, contributing editor of Understanding Our Gifted, and a regular contributor to the Gifted Education Communicator, Parenting for High Potential, and the Gifted Education Press Quarterly. Smutny has authored, co-authored, and edited many articles and books on gifted education for teachers, parents, and administrators, including Challenging High Potential Spanish Speaking Students (2012), Teaching Advanced Learners in the General Education Classroom (2011), Manifesto of the Gifted Girl (2010), Differentiating for the Young Child, Second Edition (2010), Igniting Creativity in Gifted Learners, K–6 (2009), Acceleration for Gifted Learners, K–5 (2007), Reclaiming the Lives of Gifted Girls and Women (2007), Designing and Developing Programs for Gifted Students (2003), Underserved Gifted Populations (2003), Gifted Education: Promising Practices (2003), Stand Up for Your Gifted Child (2001), The Young Gifted Child: Potential and Promise, an Anthology (1998), and Teaching Young Gifted Children in the Regular Classroom (1997). In 1996, she won the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) Distinguished Service Award for outstanding contribution to the field of gifted education.
S.E. von Fremd is an independent scholar, writer, and editor with a background in education, cultural studies, and dance. She performed with the Never Stop Moving Dance Company in Chicago under the direction of Reynaldo Martinez and taught creative dance and theater to children in the city and surrounding areas. Her interest in creativity and culture eventually led her to do a doctorate in performance studies at Northwestern University. This included a year’s research in Uganda, where she focused on the role of popular theater and dance in reviving cultural identity and educating children and young people throughout the country. She has written several book reviews on African musical traditions, a monograph on the cultural legacy of Kenyan novelist Ngugi wa Thiong’o and Nigerian playwright Wole Soyinka, another monograph on refugees in Africa, and an article on the performing arts as a popular forum for education in Uganda. She has also given presentations on Uganda’s creative artists under the reign of Idi Amin and on dance movements throughout the continent of Africa.

Table of Contents

Foreword by George S. Morrison
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Introduction
1. Preparing for the Journey of a Differentiated Classroom
The Metaphor of a "Journey"
The Primary Classroom and Differentiation
Student Learning Needs
The Teacher's Knowledge and Experience
Essential Concepts, Knowledge, and Skills
A Learning Environment for Young Students
Resources to Explore
Priorities and Preparation
Beyond Planning
Looking Ahead
2. Assessing Primary Learners
Why Assess in a Differentiated Class?
What Do I Assess?
Who Assesses the Students?
When Do I Assess My Students?
How Do I Assess My Students?
Looking Ahead
Web Sites for Teachers
3. Strategies for Differentiating the Learning Journey
I. Manageability or "Rules of the Road"
II. Strategies for Differentiating the Learning Journey
Looking Ahead
Web Sites for Teachers
4. Using the Arts to Differentiate the Primary Curriculum
The Central Role of the Arts
Benefits of an Arts-Infused Curriculum
Arts Applications
Looking Ahead
Web Sites for Teachers
5. Differentiated Instruction Applied to Language Arts
The Big Picture: Language Arts Goals
The Five-Step Plan
Know the Travelers (Step 1)
Choose the Learning "Destination" (Step 2)
Identify Evidence of Understanding (Step 3)
Plan the Journey (Step 4)
Assess and Adapt Instruction (Step 5)
Six Examples of Teaching Strategies and Learning Activities
Looking Ahead
Web Sites for Teachers
6. Differentiated Instruction Applied to Social Studies
The Big Picture: Social Studies
Know the Travelers (Step 1)
Choose the Learning "Destination" (Step 2)
Identify Evidence of Understanding (Step 3)
Plan the Journey (Step 4)
Assess and Adapt Instruction (Step 5)
Six Examples of Teaching Strategies and Learning Activities
Looking Ahead
Web Sites for Teachers
7. Differentiated Instruction Applied to Science
The Big Picture: Science
Know the Travelers (Step 1)
Choose the Learning "Destination" (Step 2)
Identify Evidence of Understanding (Step 3)
Plan the Journey (Step 4)
Assess and Adapt Instruction (Step 5)
Six Examples of Teaching Strategies and Learning Activities
Web Sites for Teachers
8. Differentiated Instruction Applied to Mathematics
The Big Picture: Mathematics
Know the Travelers (Step 1)
Choose the Learning "Destination" (Step 2)
Identify Evidence of Understanding (Step 3)
Plan the Journey (Step 4)
Assess and Adapt Instruction (Step 5)
Six Examples of Teaching Strategies and Learning Activities
Looking Ahead
Web Sites for Teachers
Bibliography
I. Resources for Teachers–General Topics
II. Resources for Children–Creativity and the Arts
References
Index

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