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Using Formative Assessment to Differentiate Middle School Literacy Instruction

Using Formative Assessment to Differentiate Middle School Literacy Instruction
Seven Practices to Maximize Learning

  • Leslie Laud - Bank Street College of Education, New York, USA
  • Pooja Patel - United Nations International School, NY

January 2013 | 232 pages | Corwin
This book provides a clear roadmap for using formative assessment to differentiate literacy instruction for students in middle school using strategies ideal for a Response to Intervention (RTI) model. Authors Leslie Laud and Pooja Patel present a comprehensive framework of research-based practices that show how to establish new classroom norms, implement formative assessment, create tiered lessons, and manage a multitasking classroom effectively. The authors also cite the latest research and describe the instructional procedures found most effective for teaching middle school literacy through a unique set of seven practices.The book's strategies are designed for use in conjunction with any curriculum or textbook. Included are a wealth of practical examples, reproducibles, and student activities—all developed with effective time management in mind.

Leslie E. Laud

Leslie Laud has differentiated math instruction in her own classroom and in her co-teaching with her math colleagues, and has been doing so for almost two decades. She teaches an online course on Differentiated Middle School Math Instruction at Bank Street College of Education. Additionally, she has presented at many conferences both nationally and internationally, including The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics annual conference. She has also published many articles in leading journals such as Educational Leadership and Teaching Exceptional Children. She currently leads staff development groups with teachers in school systems in... More About Author

Pooja Patel

Pooja Patel M.Ed. is a learning specialist who is currently working as a middle school English and Humanities teacher at United Nations International School. She has taught a class on writing instruction at Bank Street College of Education. She also has presented at some national conferences, including the Council of Exceptional Children and the New York Branch of the International Dyslexia Association (NYBIDA). Additionally, she has published many articles in peer reviewed journals such as Preventing School Failure and Teaching Exceptional Children. She received a master’s degree from the reading specialist program from Teachers College,... More About Author

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ISBN: 9781452226217