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Differentiated Literacy Strategies for Student Growth and Achievement in Grades 7-12
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Differentiated Literacy Strategies for Student Growth and Achievement in Grades 7-12

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February 2005 | 248 pages | Corwin
`A practical approach that is essential for today's teachers.... The hands-on strategies and graphics can be used with little extra effort on the part of the teacher' -

Sarah J McNary, San Dieguito Union High School District, California

`I applaud the authors' understanding and respect for the children of diverse backgrounds and their recommendations on how teachers can handle them in a sensitive but effective manner.... New teachers especially, who feel challenged by this, would appreciate the guidance and support' - Maria Elena Reyes, Associate Professor University of Alaska, Fairbanks

Use effective teaching strategies to accelerate literacy learning in the differentiated classroom!

From best-selling authors Gayle Gregory and Lin Kuzmich comes a versatile handbook for middle and secondary school educators who need to differentiate literacy instruction for adolescent and teen learners at different stages of development along the literacy continuum.

Covering the relevant brain research and specific teaching and assessment strategies for teens, this book pays special attention to hooks that appeal to older learners with varying degrees of skills and competencies.

Containing more than 100 planning models, checklists, charts, lesson plans and more, this book will aid teachers in:

- pre-assessing adolescent and teen learners for literacy skills and competencies

- selecting and differentiating an array of instructional strategies appropriate for specific learner needs

- using literacy models that can accelerate learning to help diverse learners grow as fast and as far as they can in literacy

Written for classroom teachers, reading specialists, curriculum developers and instructional leaders, this one-stop source provides an expert guide to working with all of today's adolescent and teen learners, whether struggling, gifted, emerging, developing, or dealing with learning disabilities.

 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
Introduction: Multiple Competencies in Literacy
 
1. Accelerating Literacy Learning
 
2. Creating a Climate for Literacy Learning
 
3. Knowing the Adolescent Literacy Learner
 
4. Functional Literacy
 
5. Content Area Literacy
 
6. Technological Literacy
 
7. Innovative Literacy
 
8. Managing Instruction in the Differentiated Literacy Classroom
 
References
 
Index

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Preface

Chapter 1: Accelerating Literacy Learning


Gayle H. Gregory

Gayle H. Gregory is first and foremost a teacher, having experienced teaching and learning in elementary, middle, and secondary schools, community colleges, and universities. She has had extensive district-wide experience as a curriculum consultant and staff development coordinator. Gayle was principal/course director at York University for the Faculty of Education, teaching in the teacher education program.Her areas of expertise include brain-compatible learning, differentiated instructional and assessment strategies, block scheduling, emotional intelligence, student motivation, RTI Tier One, collaborative learning, common core, renewal... More About Author

Linda Marlene Kuzmich

Lin Kuzmich, of KCS, Inc., is an educational consultant, professor, and author from Loveland, CO. She served the Thompson School District in several roles as the assistant superintendent, executive director of secondary and elementary instruction, director of professional development, and a building principal. Her school was named a 2000 winner of the John R. Irwin Award for Academic Excellence and Improvement. In addition, for the past decade she has been involved in staff development through several universities and the Tointon Institute for Educational Change. Kuzmich is an adjunct professor at both Colorado State University and... More About Author

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