Activities for the Differentiated Classroom: Science, Grades 6–8
- Gayle H. Gregory - Educational Consultant, Burlington, Ontario
- Carolyn Chapman - International Educational Consultant
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and Student Activity
Classroom-ready science activities to help all middle school students learn!
In today's highly diverse classrooms, differentiated instruction enables teachers to plan strategically so they can meet the individual needs of all their students. Now this unique resource makes the challenge of reaching all learners easier by providing teachers with a wide array of practical activities for the differentiated middle school science classroom—all based on the strategies presented in the best-selling Differentiated Instructional Strategies, Second Edition.
Correlated to national academic standards, the activities in this book are ideal for supplementing differentiated lessons on energy exchange, force and motion, simple machines, the periodic table, planets and stars, biomes, body systems, DNA, genetics, and much more. These ready-to-use tasks can be immediately incorporated into lesson plans, and each activity features objectives, materials lists, helpful tips on conducting the activity, and reproducibles.
Teachers can adjust learning based on individual students' knowledge, skills, experience, preferences, and needs by using tested, research-based strategies such as:
- Choice boards
- Graphic organizers
- Problem-based learning
- Cooperative learning
With this valuable resource, teachers can instruct students according to their readiness and ability levels. By putting the authors' proven strategies into practice, educators are sure to make a positive difference in student achievement!
For other grade-specific Corwin Press Classroom books, please see: Activities for the Differentiated Classroom: Kindergarten
Activities for the Differentiated Classroom: Grade One
Activities for the Differentiated Classroom: Grade Two
Activities for the Differentiated Classroom: Grade Three
Activities for the Differentiated Classroom: Grade Four
Activities for the Differentiated Classroom: Grade Five
Activities for the Differentiated Classroom: Language Arts, Grades 6–8
Activities for the Differentiated Classroom: Math, Grades 6–8
About the Authors
Gayle H. Gregory consults internationally with teachers, administrators, and staff developers in the areas of differentiated instruction, emotional intelligence, brain-compatible learning, block scheduling, and instructional and assessment practices. She also works with educators in the areas of cooperative group learning, presentation skills, coaching and mentoring, renewal of secondary schools, and facilitating large-scale change. She has written many books about differentiated instruction, brain-compatible learning, and block scheduling.
Activities for the Differentiated Classroom: Kindergarten
Carolyn Chapman is an international educational consultant, author, and teacher who has taught in kindergarten to college classrooms. Her hands-on professional development training sessions challenge educators to use strategies that ensure success for learners of all ages. Carolyn has written many books about differentiated instruction, multiple intelligences, multiple assessments, and the brain-compatible classroom.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Download a Sample Lesson Plan and Student Activity