1. Differentiation in Practice: A Resource Guide for Differentiating Curriculum, Grades K-5

Join Carol Ann Tomlinson and Caroline Cunningham Eidson in their continuing exploration of how real teachers incorporate differentiation principles and strategies throughout an entire instructional unit. Focusing on the elementary grades, but applicable at all levels, Differentiation in Practice, Grades K-5 will teach anyone interested in designing and implementing differentiated curriculum how to do so or how to do so more effectively. Inside, you'll find
  • Annotated lesson plans for differentiated units in language arts, social studies, science, and mathematics. * Samples of differentiated product assignments, learning contracts, rubrics, and homework handouts. * An overview of the non-negotiable in differentiated classrooms and guidelines for using the book as a learning tool. * An extended glossary and recommended readings for further exploration of key ideas and strategies.
Each unit highlights underlying standards, delineates learning goals, and takes you step by step through the instructional process. Unit developers provide running commentary on their use of flexible grouping and pacing, tiered assignments and assessments, learning contracts, and numerous other strategies. The models and insight presented will inform your own differentiation efforts and help you meet the challenge of mixed-ability classrooms with academically responsive curriculum appropriate for all learners. link

external image isbn.aspx?isbn=97815754210562. Differentiating Instruction in the Regular Classroom: How to Reach and Teach All Learners Grades 3-12

Diane Heacox presents strategies for any teacher trying to adapt to student needs and styles. There focus is on evaluation in a differentiated classroom and how to manage both behavior and work tasks. Diane explains how to differentiate instruction in a wide variety of scenarios to encourage variety and challenge in we teach and students learn. Recommended for all teachers interested in differentiated instruction and meeting students' needs. link


3. Making Differentiation a Habit: How to Ensure Success in Academically Diverse Classrooms

Following on the heels of Diane Heacox’s best-selling teacher resource Differentiating Instruction in the Regular Classroom, this book offers new ideas, fresh perspectives, and additional research-based strategies designed to help teachers not only differentiate instruction, but to seamlessly integrate differentiation practices into their daily routines. Framed around twelve “critical elements” for success in academically diverse environments, Making Differentiation a Habit gives educators specific, user-friendly tools to optimize teaching, learning, and assessment. Includes a CD-ROM with all reproducible forms and templates from the book. link

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4. Differentiating Math Instruction: Strategies

That Work for K-8 Classrooms

Differentiating Math Instruction starts by explaining how the brain works with mathematics, and outines multiple intelligences within mathematics. The author explains several different strategies for differentiating instruction within the elementary mathematics classroom. This book not only offeres a variety of strategies but also includes different classroom activities and websites so aid in differentiating matematics instruction. This book is designed to help the educator interested in differentiation within their classroom see that differentiation may not have to be as overwhelming as it seems. link