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Curriculum Mapping for Differentiated Instruction,  K-8

Curriculum Mapping for Differentiated Instruction, K-8

October 2006 | 136 pages | Corwin

"Helps with planning content, methodology, and assessment and gives an overview of current trends that directly impact the classroom. The illustrations are great, the charts make it easier to understand, the style is easy to read, and the research discussed leads directly into practical ideas that all teachers can use."
—William Fitzhugh, Second Grade Teacher, Reisterstown Elementary School, MD

Reframe instructional practice in your differentiated classroom through successful curriculum mapping!

Curriculum mapping has evolved as an invaluable communication, planning, and teaching tool. Using this dynamic method, educators can document what is being taught, what students are learning, how well they are learning, and how closely the curriculum reflects local and national standards. This lively, easy-to-use resource is a cohesive and accessible guide to curriculum mapping and instructional planning for classrooms that support diverse learning styles and needs.

With a "Teacher's Tool Chest" that offers an abundance of reproducibles, templates, and task cards to accompany sample lessons and units, this rich reference shows educators how to:

  • Use standards and rubrics for developing interdisciplinary units and lessons
  • Analyze and assess students' learning styles and needs
  • Develop differentiated content, process, and products, including homework
  • Create a student-centered classroom
  • Successfully integrate curriculum mapping, differentiated instruction, and interdisciplinary units within a manageable framework

This remarkable handbook provides everything teachers need to revitalize the relationship between standards-based curriculum and instruction, using real-life strategies that work!

About the Authors
1. Reframing Instructional Practice for New Challenges in Education
2. Six Factors That Help Create a Student-Centered Classroom
3. Curriculum Mapping
4. Using Standards and Rubrics
5. Assessing Students' Learning Styles and Needs
6. Differentiating Content, Process, Products, and Homework
7. Blended Models: Mapped, Differentiated, and Interdisciplinary Units
8. Teachers’ Tool Chests

“Brings the reader good educational models that have withstood time and does a good job of describing their essence without trivializing them. Written in an easy-to-read style.”

Lloyd Kajikawa, Consultant
Los Angeles County Office of Education

"Helps with planning of content, methodology and assessment and gives an overview of current trends which directly impact what happens in the classroom. The illustrations are great, the charts make it easier to understand ideas presented in the text, the style is easy to read, and the research leads directly into practical ideas which all teachers can use."

William Fitzhugh, Second Grade Teacher
Reisterstown Elementary School, MD

"Illustrates best instructional practices for creating and maintaining student-centered classrooms that adhere to rigorous curriculum demands. As an experienced educator who has worked with a wide range of students, I now better understand the connections between curriculum, teaching, and student products. This book will have a prominent place in my professional collection."

Susan Ratnoff, Special Education Coordinator
Greenland Central School, NH

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Mrs Sheri Yech
Education Dept, Kings College
March 10, 2010
Key features
  • A cohesive and accessible guide to curriculum mapping for the K-8 classroom
  • Covers standards and rubrics for interdisciplinary units and lessons as well as development of differentiated content, process, products, and homework
  • Emphasizes a student-centered classroom that supports diverse learning styles and needs
  • Features "Teachers' Tool Chests" with planning templates and task cards for the sample lessons and units in the book

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