Published Online: September 10, 2008
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A selection of books on differentiated instruction published within the last year.

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ASSESSMENT

Assessment, Equity, and Opportunity to Learn
Edited by Pamela A. Moss, Diana C. Pullin, James Paul Gee, Edward H. Haertel, & Lauren Jones Young (Cambridge University Press, www.cambridge.org, 2008, $32.99)

Presents theories and principles that support teaching to all types of learners along with examples of how this can be achieved.

Differentiated Assessment for Middle and High School Classrooms
By Deborah Blaz (Eye on Education, www.eyeoneducation.com, 2008, $29.95)

Includes real classroom examples of addressing various student learning styles and abilities through differentiated assessments.


GENDER

Strategies for Teaching Boys and Girls—Elementary Level: A Workbook for Educators
By Michael Gurian, Kathy Stevens, & Kelley King (Jossey-Bass, www.josseybass.com, 2008, $29.95)

Features strategies, curriculum tools, and student activities tailored to specific learning needs of boys and girls at the elementary level.

Strategies for Teaching Boys and Girls—Secondary Level: A Workbook for Educators
By Michael Gurian, Kathy Stevens, & Kelley King (Jossey-Bass, www.josseybass.com, 2008, $29.95)

Addresses the learning differences of boys and girls at the secondary level.


GENERAL INSTRUCTION

Best Practice in Motivation and Management in the Classroom
By Dennis G. Wiseman, Ph.D. & Gilbert H. Hunt, Ph. D. (Charles C. Thomas, Publisher, Ltd., www.ccthomas.com, 2008, Paperback $42.95, Hardcover $62.95)

Reviews theory-supported methods of classroom management, student motivation, and discipline that can be applied to many types of students.

Better Learning Through Structured Teaching: A Framework for the Gradual Release of Responsibility
By Douglas Fisher & Nancy Frey (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, www.ascd.org, 2008, $23.95)

Details how teachers can overcome instructional challenges, including diverse student needs, and help students develop stronger learning skills using a four-step model.

Choices (Multiage Differentiated Curriculum for Grades 4-6)
By Brenda McGee, Angie Harrelson, Mary Hennenfent, Ed.D., Anne Powell, and Chuck Nusinov (Prufrock Press Inc., www.prufrock.com, 2008, $29.95)

Employs a differentiated curriculum to teach students how to evaluate their personal choices using flow charts, tree diagrams, and ideas of probability.

Co-Teaching in the Differentiated Classroom: Successful Collaboration, Lesson Design, and Classroom Management, Grades 5-12
By Melinda L. Fattig & Maureen Tormey Taylor (Jossey-Bass, www.josseybass.com, 2007, $29.95)

Offers guidance for teachers and administrators on using co-teaching to facilitate mixed-ability classrooms.

Differentiated Instruction: Making It Work
By Patti Drapeau (Scholastic, Inc., www.scholastic.com, 2008, $19.99)

Explains how to meet the needs of all students in a diverse classroom and provides sample lessons and units.

Differentiating by Student Learning Preferences: Strategies and Lesson Plans
By Joni Turville (Eye on Education, www.eyeoneducation.com, 2008, $29.95)

How to support individual student preferences in the classroom with easy-to-use lesson plans for targeting visual, auditory, and analytical learners

Differentiating Instruction: Collaborative Planning and Teaching for Universally Designed Learning
By Jacqueline S. Thousand, Richard A. Villa, & Ann I. Nevin (Corwin Press, www.corwinpress.com, 2008, Paperback $35.95, Hardcover $75.95)

Demonstrates how to combine co-planning, co-teaching, and UDL to differentiate instruction more effectively in today’s classroom.

Differentiating Instruction in Kindergarten
By Cindy Middendorf (Scholastic, Inc., www.scholastic.com, 2008, $17.99)

Offers strategies for creating a choice-based learning environment that allows for the engagement of various learning styles in the kindergarten classroom.

Differentiation for the Adolescent Learner: Accommodating Brain Development, Language, Literacy, and Special Needs
By Glenda Beamon Crawford (Corwin Press, www.corwinpress.com, 2008, $33.95 Paperback, Hardback $70.95)

Translates the latest brain research into practical classroom strategies applicable to all students, including ELLs, gifted, and special-needs students using a six-point differentiated model specific to adolescents.

Differentiation in Action
By Judith Dodge (Scholastic, Inc., www.scholastic.com, 2008, $19.99)

Emphasizes the use of the latest research in providing differentiated instruction in the classroom and encourages putting that research into action.

Differentiation Through Learning Styles and Memory
By Marilee B. Sprenger (Corwin Press, 2nd ed., www.corwinpress.com, 2008, $31.95)

Details how to use brain-based memory strategies to optimize learning for students of varying social backgrounds and cognitive and physical abilities. Includes an explanation of how the human brain learns.

Every Child’s Right: Academic Talent Development by Choice, Not Chance
By Lauren A. Sosniak & Nina Hersch Gabelko (Teachers College Press, www.teacherscollegepress.com, 2008, $26.95)

Describes the potential that students of all backgrounds have to reach significant academic achievement, even if they are not identified as “gifted.”

Handbook of Differentiated Instruction Using the Multiple Intelligences: Lesson Plans and More
By Bruce Campbell (Prentice Hall, www.pearsonhighered.com, 2008, $27.99)

Combines practical applications of Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences with differentiation to provide a framework to respond to the increasing diversity of today’s students.

Inspiring Elementary Learners: Nurturing the Whole Child in a Differentiated Classroom
By Kathleen Kryza, Alicia Duncan, & S. Joy Stephens (Corwin Press, www.corwinpress.com, 2008, Paperback $38.95, Hardcover $80.95)

Provides lesson plans and techniques to aid elementary teachers in nurturing social, cultural, and academic diversity while meeting content standards.

Strategies for Differentiating in the Content Areas
By Beverly Strayer & Troy Strayer (Scholastic, Inc., www.scholastic.com, 2008, $17.99)

Designed for middle school teachers, provides strategies to motivate all learners in various subject areas.

Visual-Spatial Learners: Differentiation Strategies for Creating a Successful Classroom
By Alexandra Shires Golon (Prufrock Press Inc., www.prufrock.com, 2008, $19.95)

Provides techniques and strategies to support the academic needs of visual-spatial learners.


LANGUAGES

Differentiated Literacy Instruction for English Language Learners
By Alice L. Quiocho & Sharon H. Ulanoff (Allyn & Bacon, www.pearsonhighered.com, 2009, $29.99)

Demonstrates how to teach ELLs at every ability level through strategies that take into account the role of culture and language.

Meeting the Needs of Your Most Able Pupils in MFL
By Gretchen Ingram (Routledge Taylor & Francis, Inc., www.informaworld.com, 2008, $49.95)

Describes how to implement differential instruction and support all levels of students in the modern foreign languages classroom. Provides related information on recent government legislation and policies.


LANGUAGE ARTS

Differentiated Literacy Centers
By Margo Southall (Scholastic, Inc., www.scholastic.com, 2008, $23.99)

Includes an organizational system and dozens of activities that focus on matching independent practice with students’ individual needs in language arts.

Differentiating Reading Instruction: How to Teach Reading to Meet the Needs of Each Student
By Laura Robb (Scholastic, Inc., www.scholastic.com, 2008, $29.99)

Provides strategies and tips for creating differentiated whole-class reading instruction, including ideas for establishing routines, constructing plans for units of study, and suggestions for using writing as an assessment tool.

Do-able Differentiation: Varying Groups, Texts, and Supports to Reach Readers
By Michael F. Opitz & Michael P. Ford (Heinemann, www.heinemann.com, 2008, $19.50)

Presents four models of differentiated reading instruction and methods used to identify different types of readers.

Greater Expectations: Teaching Academic Literacy to Underrepresented Students
By Robin Turner (Stenhouse Publishing, www.stenhouse.com, 2008, $18.00)

Offers methods of teaching reading and writing to minority students so that they are better prepared for higher education.

The Literacy Coaching Challenge: Models and Methods for Grades K-8
By Michael C. McKenna & Sharon Walpole (Guilford Publications, www.guilford.com, 2008, Trade Paper $26.00, Trade Cloth $48.00)

Provides guidance on coaching models and how to choose among them; the role of reading assessment in coaching; and balancing classroom-level, grade-level, and whole-school tasks.

Teaching Reading Through Differentiated Instruction With Leveled Graphic Organizers
By Nancy L. Witherell & Mary C. McMackin (Scholastic, Inc., www.scholastic.com, 2008, $15.99)

Includes graphic organizers and activity sheets to help educators to teach reading on three levels (introductory, intermediate, and challenging).

Teaching Writing Through Differentiated Instruction With Leveled Graphic Organizers
By Nancy L. Witherell & Mary C. McMackin (Scholastic, Inc., www.scholastic.com, 2008, $15.99)

Suggestions for teaching writing effectively to students at different ability levels; features eighteen topic units.

Visual Tools for Differentiating Reading & Writing Instruction
By Roger Essley with Linda Rief & Amy Levy Rocci (Scholastic Inc., www.scholastic.com, 2008, $19.99)

Provides methods for differentiated instruction of reading and writing using student work examples and readily available classroom materials.


MATH & SCIENCES

Bringing Science and Mathematics to Life for All Learners
By Dennis M. Adams & Mary Hamm (World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd., www.worldscientific.com, 2008, $47.00)

Provides methods, lessons, activities, and techniques for engaging diverse learners in the instruction of math and science.

Connections: Multiage Differentiated Curriculum for Grades 6-8
By Chuck Nusinov (Prufrock Press Inc., www.prufrock.com, 2008, $29.95)

Provides an all-in-one curriculum for teachers to use to pique students’ natural excitement and interest in discovery. Presents open-ended problems and activities on math for everyday life.

Differentiated Curriculum Kit for Grade 3 — Relationships
By Debbie Keiser, Brenda McGee & Sarah Wolfinsohn, (Prufrock Press Inc., www.prufrock.com, 2008, $79.95)

Provides activities to help students discover relationships within the ecosystem, the environment, citizenship, economics, and social action in a three book set. Contains detailed lesson plans, reproducible activity sheets, standards, assessment tools, and guiding questions.

Differentiated Curriculum Kit for Grade 4 — Systems
By Debbie Keiser, Brenda McGee & Sarah Wolfinsohn (Prufrock Press Inc., www.prufrock.com, 2008, $79.95)

Demonstrates how to employ differentiated curriculum based on broad themes, including the solar system and probability in a three-book set. Includes lesson plans and reproducible activity sheets.

Differentiated Curriculum Kit for Grade 5 — Structures
By Debbie Keiser, Brenda McGee & Jennifer Kraemer (Prufrock Press Inc., www.prufrock.com, 2008, $79.95)

Demonstrates how to employ differentiated curriculum based on broad themes, including geologic structures and geometry in a three-book set. Includes lesson plans and reproducible activity sheets.

Differentiated Curriculum Kit for Grade 6 — Frontiers
By Debbie Keiser, Brenda McGee, Chuck Nusinov & Sarah Wolfinsohn (Prufrock Press Inc., www.prufrock.com, 2008, $79.95)

Provides activities to help students explore frontiers of genetics, energy, geography, literature, geology, astronomy, and ecology. Contains detailed lesson plans, reproducible activity sheets, standards, assessment tools, and guiding questions.

Differentiated Instruction for K-8 Math and Science: Activities and Lesson Plans
By Mary Hamm and Dennis Adams (Eye on Education, www.eyeoneducation.com, 2008, $29.95)

Offers a teacher-friendly explanation of how to incorporate differentiated instruction in math and science lessons. Includes activities, lesson plans, and ideas that meet science and math standards.

Differentiated Instruction for the Middle School Math Teacher: Activities and Strategies for an Inclusive Classroom
By Joan D’Amico & Kate Gallaway (Jossey-Bass, www.josseybass.com, 2008, $29.95)

Details how to adapt and present lessons for diverse learners, while teaching a standards-based curriculum. Covers topics correlating with the National Council of Teachers of Math standards.

Meeting the Needs of Your Most Able Pupils: Science
By Tim Alderman & Gwen Goodhew (David Fulton Publishers, www.routledge.com, 2008, $49.95)

Teaches educators how to identify students with high abilities and those with learning disabilities in order to implement differential instruction in the science classroom. Accompanied by online resources that include lesson plans, homework activities, and other resources.

MENTORING & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

63 Tactics for Teaching Diverse Learners, K-6
By Robert Algozzine, Pamela Campbell, & Adam Wang (Corwin Press, www.corwinpress.com, 2008, Paperback $25.95, Hardcover $56.95)

Describes strategies for teaching students with diverse learning styles and needs, includes advice from teachers.

Differentiated Coaching: A Framework for Helping Teachers Change
By Jane A.G. Kise (Corwin Press, www.corwinpress.com, 2008, Paperback $36.95, Hardcover $76.95)

Presents various models to create differentiated staff development.

The Differentiated School: Making Revolutionary Changes in Teaching and Learning
By Carol Tomlinson, Kay Brimijoin, & Lane Narvaez (ASCD, www.ascd.org, 2008, $29.95)

Examines two schools’ shift to differentiated instruction, including discussions of research literature on positive change in schools.

Facilitator’s Guide to Differentiating the High School Classroom: Solution Strategies for 18 Common Obstacles
By Kathie F. Nunley (Corwin Press, www.corwinpress.com, 2008, $16.95)

Includes various activities and applications to help staff developers assist teachers in identifying and supporting the various learning styles in their classrooms.

Facilitator’s Guide to How to Teach Students Who Don’t Look Like You: Culturally Relevant Teaching Strategies
By Bonnie M. Davis (Corwin Press, www.corwinpress.com, 2008, $16.95)

Strategies for staff developers to lead discussions with teachers on closing the achievement gap for culturally and ethnically diverse students.

Mentoring New Teachers, Third Edition
By Hal Portner (Corwin Press, 3rd ed., www.corwinpress.com, 2008, Paperback $25.95, Hardcover $56.95)

Explains how to mentor new teachers, including how to encourage sensitivity concerning the needs of different types of student learners.


SOCIAL STUDIES

Differentiated Curriculum Kit for Grade 2 — Changes
By Angie Harrelson, Brenda McGee (Prufrock Press Inc., www.prufrock.com, 2008, $79.95)

Provides activities to help students discover the positive and negative impact of shifts in human rights, resources, the weather, history, communication, and innovations. Contains detailed lesson plans, reproducible activity sheets, standards, assessment tools, and guiding questions.


MULTIMEDIA

A Visit to a School Moving Toward Differentiation (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, www.ascd.org, 2007, $170.00)

A “video field trip” that shows, through teacher interviews, how one elementary school committed to differentiation.

Differentiating Instruction for Students With Learning Disabilities: A Multimedia Kit for Professional Development, Second Edition By William N. Bender (Corwin Press, www.corwinpress.com, 2008, $299.95)

Includes both print and visual materials to demonstrate effective methods for teaching students with learning disabilities and enhancing their social skills.

Differentiated Instructional Management: A Multimedia Kit for Professional Development By Carolyn Chapman & Rita King (Corwin Press, www.corwinpress.com, 2008, $299.95)

Provides 12 differentiation models as well as strategies, management tips, and assessment tools for staff developers to use with teachesr.

Practical Strategies for Differentiating Instruction, Grades 3-6: Part 1: Making the Most of Student Choice and Small Instructional Groups (Bureau of Education & Research, www.ber.org, 2008, $379.00)

Video that introduces and demonstrates how to maximize the benefits of differentiation in teaching and learning with the goal of increasing student achievement, time on task, and positive attitude towards learning.

,b>Practical Strategies for Differentiating Instruction, Grades 3-6: Part 2: Tiering Assignments and Tapping the Power of Multiple Intelligences (Bureau of Education & Research, www.ber.org, 2008, $379.00)

Video presents leveling and tiering activities with the goals of effectively supporting students’ learning styles and increasing student achievement.

Practical Strategies for Differentiating Instruction, Grades 6-12: Part 1: Using Student Choice and Multiple Modes of Learning (Bureau of Education & Research, www.ber.org, 2008, $379.00)

Video focuses on maximizing the learning and engagement of students across various readiness levels, interests, and modes of learning.

Practical Strategies for Differentiating Instruction, Grades 6-12: Part 2: Using Tiered Assignments and Flexible Grouping to Meet Students’ Learning Needs (Bureau of Education & Research, www.ber.org, 2008, $379.00)

Video presents methods of tiering and grouping in order to meet student’s varying academic needs and enhance instruction and participation.

Vol. 02, Issue 01, Pages 46-48

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