Differentiated Instruction

Differentiated Instruction : A Guide for World Language Teachers

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In this new edition of a bestseller, author Deborah Blaz helps you differentiate lessons for your world language students based on their learning styles, interests, prior knowledge, and comfort zones. This practical book uses brain-based teaching strategies to help students of all ability levels thrive in a rigorous differentiated learning environment. Each chapter provides classroom-tested activities and tiered lesson plans to help you teach vocabulary, speaking, listening, reading, and writing in world language classes in ways that are interactive, engaging, and effective for all learners.


Features new to this edition include:








Sample thematic units to make your lessons more authentic and immersive







New strategies for using technology to differentiate world language instruction







Additional checklists, rubrics, and feedback forms to help you organize your lesson plans and track students' progress







New connections to the Common Core State Standards, the ACTFL Standards, Webb's Depth of Knowledge, and Bloom's Taxonomy





You'll also learn how to differentiate assessment effectively to help all students show their full potential. Classroom-ready tools and templates can be downloaded as free eResources from our website (www.routledge.com/9781138906181) for immediate use.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 216 x 279 x 19.05mm | 726g
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • 2nd New edition
  • 70 Line drawings, black and white; 9 Halftones, black and white; 5 Tables, black and white
  • 1138906174
  • 9781138906174

Table of contents

eResources


I. DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION: WHAT IT IS/ WHAT IT ISN'T


What is Differentiated Instruction?


What Differentiated Instruction IS


What Differentiation is NOT


Some Research to Support Differentiation





II. FROM CONTENT TO PROCESS TO PRODUCT


Content, or What to Teach


Process, or How to Practice


Product, or How to Assess


Preparing Yourself


Preparing the Students


Management Issues and Ideas





III. PLANNING A DIFFERENTIATED UNIT


Identify What Is to Be Taught (Content)


Pre-assess Students' Needs and Capabilities


Choose the Form(s) of Assessment to Be Used (Product )


Decide on the Method of Presentation


Classroom Environment


Select a Variety of Learning Strategies (Process)


Sample Units


Learning Centers


Interdisciplinary Units


Cultural Adventure Unit: Language in Our Community (Spanish)


Project-Based Learning Unit


Checklist for a Differentiated Lesson or Unit


Checklist for Observing a Lesson/Unit that Uses Differentiated Instruction





IV. IDEAS SMORGASBORD


Vocabulary


Speaking/Listening


Reading


Post-Reading Projects/Strategies


Writing


Review


Other








V. Differentiated Assessment





Use Choice


Use Context





Use Variety


Managing Grades








VI. Reflections on Differentiation


Graphics


Frequently Asked Questions and Answers.





APPENDIX A: CHECKLISTS


APPENDIX B: THE LANGUAGE OF DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION: KEY WORDS AND CONCEPTS





APPENDIX C: LISTS OF ACTIVITIES AND STRATEGIES BY STANDARDS


Common Core


ACTFL





References
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Review quote

"All experienced teachers know that having an idea bank at your fingertips helps keep the curriculum fresh and engaging for students and teachers alike. I have given Deb's book as a gift for my student teachers in the past and will continue to do so with this new publication." --Kate Chan, M.A., Ed., National Board Certified Teacher, Spanish


"The perfect book for all foreign language teachers. It is superb from the beginning to the end." --Sergio Meza P., M.Ed., Foreign Language Consultant and ESL Teacher


"Once again, Deborah Blaz has given world language teachers many ideas and techniques to add to their teaching toolboxes. I was captivated with her concrete and ready-to-use examples for differentiating instruction in the world language classroom. As a veteran teacher, I am excited that I will be able to incorporate her practical suggestions with my students for many years to come." --Gary Spurgin, President of the Indiana Foreign Language Teachers Association
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About Deborah Blaz

Deborah Blaz has taught French to grades 7-12 for the past 36 years in Indiana. She also serves as the World Language Department Chair at her school.
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