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Differentiated Instruction for the Middle School Language Arts Teacher: Activities and Strategies for an Inclusive Classroom

Differentiated Instruction for the Middle School Language Arts Teacher: Activities and Strategies for an Inclusive Classroom

Joan D'Amico, Kate Gallaway

ISBN: 978-0-787-98466-3

Jan 2009, Jossey-Bass

208 pages

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An essential resource for teachers in inclusive classrooms

This valuable sourcebook offers teachers key strategies on how to design and deliver effective instruction, measure success, and get students to work together. Covering topics such as decoding, vocabulary, blocking, using graphic organizers, mnemonics, literary elements, writing as a process, and doing research, it features dozens of ready-to-use language arts activities that are tied to core curriculum standards, and each activity has adaptations for students with different learning needs.

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About This Book.

About the Authors.

Acknowledgments.

Foreword.

Part One: Being Successful in the Inclusive Classroom.

Chapter 1: Collaborating Effectively.

Collaborating for Intervention.

Collaborating with the Child Study Team.

Collaborating with Parents and Families.

Tips for Talking with Parents.

Chapter 2: Preparing for Differentiated Learning.

Working with Core Curriculum Standard.

Assessing Learning Styles.

Multiple Intelligences and Learning Strengths.

Planning for Students with Special Needs.

Chapter 3: Effective Teaching Strategies for Differentiating Instruction.

The Effective Inclusive Classroom.

Measuring Success.

Part Two: Language Arts Activities for the Inclusive Middle School Classroom.

Chapter 4: Written Language Conventions.

Activity 1: Identifying Nouns.

Activity 2: Identifying Action Verbs.

Activity 3: Auxiliary and Being Verbs.

Activity 4: Identifying and Using Modifiers.

Activity 5: Sentence Mechanics.

Chapter 5: Writing as a Process.

Activity 1: Steps to EffectiveWriting.

Activity 2: Writing a Personal Narrative.

Activity 3: Writing Clear Instructions.

Activity 4: Writing an Essay Comparing and Contrasting Events.

Activity 5: Writing a Descriptive Essay.

Activity 6: Writing an Argumentative Essay.

Activity 7: Writing in the First, Second, and Third Person.

Activity 8: Writing a Research Paper.

Chapter 6: Reading Skill.

Activity 1: Vocabulary Building.

Activity 2: Spelling.

Activity 3: Oral Reading Fluency.

Chapter 7: Reading Comprehension.

Activity 1: Interpreting Textbooks.

Activity 2: Interpreting Context Clues.

Activity 3: Sequencing and Finding the Main Idea.

Activity 4: Comparing and Contrasting.

Activity 5: Predicting Outcomes.

Activity 6: Cause-and-Effect Relationships.

Activity 7: Reading andWriting Poetry.

Activity 8: Literary Elements.

Activity 9: Reading for Meaning.

Chapter 8: Oral Language.

Activity 1: Listening Skills.

Activity 2: Oral Presentations.

How This Book Maps to Education Standards.

Glossary.

Bibliography.

Index.