ERIC Number: ED489035
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Aug
Designing Responsive Curriculum: Planning Lessons that Work
Frey, Nancy; Fisher, Douglas; Moore, Kelly
Rowman & Littlefield Education
More than ever before, as the classroom population increasingly diversifies, educators need a clear, concise guide to designing and implementing responsive curriculum. This book, built around the lessons of classroom teachers, provides the "how" of instruction design. Designing Responsive Curriculum details the most important components of design: (1) Addressing standards; (2) Designing multiple assessments; (3) Identifying richly detailed source materials; and (4) Creating interrelated lessons and culminating activities. It also expands on the needs of diverse learners and contains a completed instructional plan, easily adaptable to teachers' content and grade level. The chapters provide readers with additional information on grouping students for instruction, literacy instruction and differentiating instruction. This guide will be helpful to preservice and inservice teachers. This book is organized into the following seven chapters: (1) Standards, Expectations, and Essential Questions; (2) Designing Multiple Formal and Informal Assessments; (3) Identifying Richly Detailed Source Material; (4) Designing Interrelated Daily Lessons and Culminating Activities; (5) Literacy Instruction Across Content Areas; (6) Effective Grouping for Instruction; and (7) Focusing on Diverse Learners.
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Student Evaluation, Lesson Plans, Planning, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Design, Student Diversity, Classroom Techniques, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Literacy Education, Test Construction
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
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