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Differentiated Instruction Made Easy: Hundreds of Multi-Level Activities for All Learners

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Differentiated Instruction Made Easy: Hundreds of Multi-Level Activities for All Learners

Phyllis Kaplan, Virginia Rogers, Rande Webster

ISBN: 978-0-470-37235-7 October 2008 Jossey-Bass 224 Pages

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Differentiated Instruction Made Easy is a hands-on resource that is designed for teachers to support the individual learning needs of their students as they participate in similar tasks. Teachers will find hundreds of creative ideas that will motivate and reinforce learning for all students in grades 3-8. The book's dynamic activities are targeted to specific subject areas and will help students to experience success despite their learning challenges.

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About This Book v

Introduction vii

About the Authors x

Acknowledgments xi

Sample Contract xii

Part 1 Specific Subject Area Activities 1

1. Reading Activities 3

New Word Treasure Chest Contract 4

Phonics Contract 7

Phonics Task Cards 10

Phonics Activities 13

Book Report 15

Poetry Contract 18

2. Spelling Activities 21

Spelling Contract 22

Spelling Task Cards 25

Spelling Flash Cards 27

3. Writing Activities 29

A Dear __________ Contract 30

Creative Expression Contract 33

Creative Idea Cards 34

My Journal 36

4. Math Activities 37

Funny Money Contract 38

Math Contract 41

Story Problem Wheels 44

Story Problem Task Cards 47

Arithmetic Task Cards 48

5. History Activities 51

The Historical Person Contract 52

The Historical Invention Contract 56

The Historical Travel Contract 59

The Historical Event Contract 62

6. Geography Activities 65

Map About Me 66

My Map 67

The Fifty States 68

Outline of U.S. Map 73

Blank U.S. Map 74

Countries of the World Contract 75

Transportation Worksheet 77

Transportation Cards 78

7. Science Activities 81

Sensational Five Contract 82

Our Senses 86

Our Senses Wheels 87

Insect Task Cards 89

Reptile Contract 90

Bird Contract 92

Task Cards for Serious Bird Students 94

Animal Contract 96

Animal Task Cards 99

Fish and Water Mammals Contract 101

8. Media Activities 104

Newsworthy Activity Contract 105

News Wheels 108

News Task Cards 111

Application for Media Job 114

You Name It! Newspaper Worksheet 115

9. Art Activities 116

Art Contract 117

Suggested Art Center Supplies 121

Art Idea Cards 122

Art History Task Cards and Wheel 125

Famous Artists 127

Beading and Jewelry Contract 129

10. Music Activities 133

Music Contract 134

Instrument Task Wheels 137

Instrument Task Cards 139

Type of Music Task Cards and Wheel 141

Task Cards (Using Staff Paper) 144

Music Wheel and Task Cards 146

Staff Paper 147

11. Imagine-Ifs: Fantasy Activities 148

Fantasy Suggestions 150

Imagine-If Cards 151

Imagine-If Application 153

Deserted Island 155

Imagine-If Contract 156

Imagine-If Idea Cards 159

Imagine-If Task Wheels 161

Imagine-If Task Cards for Use with Wheels 163

12. Peacemaking and Service Learning 164

Peacemaker Contract 165

Sharing and Caring Wheel 170

Sharing and Caring Task Cards 171

Feelie Wheelies 173

Feelie Wheelies Task Cards 174

Facing Feelings Worksheet 175

Facing Feelings Task Cards 177

Care and Share Chart 178

Weekly Journal Record 179

Part 2 Gameboards, Wheels, Open-Ended Add-ons, and Awards 181

13. Multilevel Gameboards 183

14. Multilevel Task Wheels 194

15. Open-Ended Add-ons 197

Journal Sheet 198

Staff Paper 199

Graph Paper 200

Cartoon Strips 201

Game Instruction Form 202

Open-Ended Contract 203

Calendar 204

16. Awards 205