How to Differentiate Instruction in Mixed Ability Classrooms

How to Differentiate Instruction in Mixed Ability Classrooms

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For education courses in Educational Psychology, Advanced Educational Psychology, Differentiated Instruction, Inclusion/Mainstreaming, Mild/Moderate Disabilities Methods, or General Methods (K-12).

This brief Merrill/ASCD text provides guidance, principles, and strategies for teachers who are interested in creating learning environments that address the diversity typical of mixed-ability classrooms. The text will help educators understand what differentiated instruction is, why it is appropriate for all learners, how to begin to plan for it, and how to become comfortable enough with student differences to make school comfortable for each learner in the classroom.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 195.58 x 243.84 x 7.62mm | 226.8g
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 013119500X
  • 9780131195004
  • 69,285

Table of contents


Chapter One: What Differentiated Instruction Is--And Isn't

Chapter Two: The Rationale for Differentiated Instruction in Mixed-Ability Classrooms

Chapter Three: The Role of the Teacher in a Differentiated Classroom

Chapter Four: The Learning Environment in a Differentiated Classroom

Chapter Five: A Look Inside Some Differentiated Classrooms

Chapter Six: Strategies for Managing a Differentiated Classroom

Chapter Seven: Preparing Students and Parents for a Differentiated Classroom

Chapter Eight: The How To's of Planning Lessons Differentiated by Readiness

Chapter Nine: The How To's of Planning Lessons Differentiated by Interest

Chapter Ten: The How To's of Planning Lessons Differentiated by Learning Profile

Chapter Eleven: Differentiating Content

Chapter Twelve: Differentiating Process

Chapter Thirteen: Differentiating Products

Chapter Fourteen: Grading in a Differentiated Classroom

A Final Thought

Appendix: A Few Instructional and Management Strategies for Differentiated, Mixed-Ability Classrooms


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About the Author
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About Carol Ann Tomlinson

Carol Ann Tomlinson is Associate Professor of Educational Leadership, Foundations and Policy at Curry School of Education, University of Virginia.
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