Differentiated Reading Instruction: Strategies for the Primary Gradesby Sharon Walpole and Michael C McKenna Guilford Publications
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Written by leading experts, the book presents: * Effective techniques for teaching each component of the beginning reading program * A clear, easy-to-implement assessment system * Step-by-step differentiation plans for K-3 classrooms * Vivid classroom examples that illustrate differentiation in action * Scheduling tips, problem-solving ideas, and helpful reproducibles
PHOTOCOPY RIGHTS: The Publisher grants individual book purchasers nonassignable permission to reproduce selected materials in this book for professional use. For details and limitations, see copyright page.
KEY FEATURES: * In demand: unique book is a complete guide to one of today's hottest approaches. * Extremely practical and research based; will be welcomed by teachers. * Provides day-by-day strategies, lesson plans, and reproducibles. * Addresses the 'Big Five' literacy components of Reading First legislation. * From leading experts who coauthored the successful Literacy Coach's Handbook.
AUDIENCE: Classroom teachers, reading specialists, literacy coaches, curriculum directors, and teacher educators. COURSE USE: May serve as a supplemental text in early literacy methods and reading diagnosis courses.
CRITICAL ACCLAIM 'Literacy coaches and reading specialists will find this book invaluable as they guide and support teachers of reading. Each topic lends itself to a session of professional development. The organization and detailed table of contents enable teachers to read the book in its entirety or draw on specific chapters as needed. In my 32 years in education, I have read hundreds of methods books. The majority of these books are read and digested, a few salient ideas are extracted, then they go on a shelf or are given away. Differentiated Reading Instruction is not that kind of book-rather, it's a 'bible' of reading instruction for primary grades. Teachers will consult this book on a regular basis: It will help drive their reading instruction, not sit on their shelves.'--- Harri Wasch, MEd, Literacy Coordinator, Paul H. Cale Elementary School, Charlottesville, Virginia
'Useful for both inservice and preservice teachers, this book offers a sensible and research-based approach to differentiated instruction. The organization makes the book especially useful: First it explains and illuminates what differentiation is, and then it provides detailed descriptions of highly useable instructional practices in the areas of phonemic awareness, word recognition, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. The concluding chapters put it all together in the form of realistic differentiation plans for kindergarten through the third grade. Differentiation is key to effective instruction, and Walpole and McKenna provide lessons and plans that will give teachers what they need to optimize their teaching.' --- Sylvia Read, PhD, Department of Elementary Education, Utah State University
'There is much to like about this book. It discusses a very complex instructional practice in a clear, straightforward manner; provides a basic blueprint for implementing this practice in the classroom; and perhaps best of all, provides specific guidance for differentiating instruction in the five essentials of primary grade reading. This is a practical, easy-to-follow book that classroom teachers will find very useful.'--- Kathleen Roskos, PhD, Department of Education and Allied Studies, John Carroll University Also from Walpole and McKenna -- 'The Literacy Coach's Handbook A Guide to Research-Based Practice'
'This handbook defines the role of a literacy coach in a schoolwide, research-based reading improvement system. It not only describes what coaches need to know and do, but also provides guidance in how to do it.'--- Marie Mancuso, MEd, Director, Arizona Reading Initiative 'Whether just beginning to initiate school reform and unsure of where to start, in the midst and trying to stay focused, or well on the way to ensuring that lasting changes are made, readers will find what they need in these pages. I will most certainly refer to this volume again and again.'--- Cece Tillman, MS, Literacy Coach, Davis Elementary School, Trenton, Georgia
CONTENTS: 1. Planning Differentiated Instruction 2. Using Assessment to Differentiate Instruction 3. Differentiating Phonemic Awareness Instruction 4. Building Word Recognition 5. Building Fluency 6. Building Vocabulary 7. Building Comprehension 8. A Kindergarten Differentiation Plan 9. A First-Grade Differentiation Plan 10. A Second-Grade Differentiation Plan 11. A Third-Grade Differentiation Plan Glossary of Reading Terms