ERIC Number: ED486662
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Differentiation in Practice: A Resource Guide for Differentiating Curriculum, Grades 9-12
Tomlinson, Carol Ann; Strickland, Cindy A.
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
Join Carol Ann Tomlinson and Cindy A. Strickland in the continuing exploration of how real teachers incorporate differentiation principles and strategies throughout an entire instructional unit. Focusing on the high school grades, but applicable at all levels, Differentiation in Practice, Grades 9?12 will teach anyone interested in designing and implementing differentiated curriculum how to do so or how to do so more effectively. The book contains (1) Annotated lesson plans for differentiated units in English, mathematics, history, science, art, and world languages; (2) Samples of differentiated product assignments, learning contracts, rubrics, and homework handouts; (3) An overview of the non-negotiables in differentiated classrooms and guidelines for using the book as a learning tool and (4) An extended glossary and recommended readings for further exploration of key ideas and strategies. Each unit highlights underlying standards, delineates learning goals, and takes you step by step through the instructional process. Unit developers provide running commentary on their use of flexible grouping and pacing, tiered assignments and assessments, and numerous other strategies. The models and insight presented will inform your own differentiation efforts and help you meet the challenge of mixed-ability classrooms with academically responsive curriculum appropriate for all learners. The book contains two sections: Part I: A Brief Primer on Differentiation; and Part II: Differentiated Units of Study. The nine units of study include: Unit 1: American Stories. A Language Arts Unit on Reading and Writing Historical Fiction; Unit 2: Which Comes First, the Individual or Society? An English and Humanities Unit on Macbeth; Unit 3: Toward Disunion, 1854?1861. A U.S. History Unit on the Path to the Civil War; Unit 4: It Has to Hang. A Visual Arts Unit on 3?D Ceramic Sculpture; Unit 5: The Eyes of Experience. An English Unit on Perspective and Identity; Unit 6: Point the Way. t Goes Up Must Come Down. A Mathematics Unit on Quadratics in the General Form; Unit 8: The Little Prince and Me. A World Language Unit on Reading Target-language Literature; and Unit 9: Water, Water, Everywhere. An Earth Science Unit on Water and Watersheds.
Descriptors: Units of Study, Science Instruction, History, Mathematics Instruction, Visual Arts, Lesson Plans, Guidelines, Language Arts, Ability Grouping, Second Languages
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 10; Grade 11; Grade 12; Grade 9
Audience: Teachers; Administrators
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