ERIC Number: ED495510
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Oct-13
Curriculum Mapping for Differentiated Instruction, K-8
Langa, Michelle A.; Yost, Janice L.
Curriculum mapping has evolved as an invaluable communication, planning, and teaching tool. Using this dynamic method, educators can document what is being taught, what students are learning, how well they are learning, and how closely the curriculum reflects local and national standards. This lively, easy-to-use resource is a cohesive and accessible guide to curriculum mapping and instructional planning for classrooms that support diverse learning styles and needs. With a "Teacher's Tool Chest" that offers an abundance of reproducibles, templates, and task cards to accompany sample lessons and units, this reference shows educators how to: (1) Use standards and rubrics for developing interdisciplinary units and lessons; (2) Analyze and assess students' learning styles and needs; (3) Develop differentiated content, process, and products, including homework; (4) Create a student-centered classroom; and (5) Successfully integrate curriculum mapping, differentiated instruction, and interdisciplinary units within a manageable framework. This handbook provides everything teachers need to revitalize the relationship between standards-based curriculum and instruction, using real-life strategies that work! This book is divided into eight chapters: (1) Reframing Instructional Practice for New Challenges in Education; (2) Six Factors That Help Create a Student Centered Classroom; (3) Curriculum Mapping; (4) Using Standards and Rubrics; (5) Assessing Students' Learning Styles and Needs; (6) Differentiating Content, Process, Products, and Homework; (7) Blended Models: Mapped, Differentiated, and Interdisciplinary Units; and (8) Teachers' Tool Chests. Also included are a foreword, preface, glossary, a list of references and an index.
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Instructional Development, Individualized Instruction, Interdisciplinary Approach, Academic Standards, Student Centered Curriculum, Scoring Rubrics, Homework, Student Needs, Cognitive Style, Student Evaluation, Elementary Secondary Education
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Kindergarten; Secondary Education
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