"In my extensive experience with differentiated education, I have not seen a work on lesson planning that is as compact, concise, and creative as this one."
—Joseph Staub, Resource Specialist Teacher
Thomas Starr King Middle School, Los Angeles, CA
"Full of good ideas and strategies for differentiation. I like the way the authors emphasize the idea of teaching to a specific benchmark or objective rather than letting the text determine what students do and learn."
—Kathie F. Nunley, Educational Psychologist
Use these easy techniques to deliver high-quality lessons that target all learners!
In today's increasingly diverse classrooms, teachers are expected to address a whirlwind of initiatives. With their characteristically joyful and conversational tone that celebrates learning and diverse students, Kathleen Kryza, Alicia Duncan, and S. Joy Stephens offer teachers dozens of practical strategies for designing and delivering differentiated lessons to reach all learners.
Based on the authors' popular, memorable, and doable C U KAN and the Chunk, Chew, and Check frameworks, this book makes it easy for teachers to implement effective, differentiated instruction. This ready-to-go resource helps educators identify a clear learning target, get to know their students as people and as learners, and understand how to vary the learning pathways to the same target for different learners. Rooted in real practice and real classrooms, this how-to guide:
- Includes abundant illustrations, vignettes, and examples across grade levels
- Offers adaptations for ESL students and students with special needs
- Presents samples of standalone lessons, weeklong lessons, and lesson units
- Provides differentiated techniques for individual or whole-group instruction
This book is an easy-to-read, application-oriented text for novice and preservice teachers on differentiating lessons to target all learners.