Classroom-ready activities to help all kindergarteners 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. This unique resource makes this challenge easier by providing teachers with a wide array of practical activities for the differentiated kindergarten classroom all based on the strategies presented in the best-selling Differentiated Instructional Strategies, Second Edition.
Correlated to the national academic standards, the activities in this book are ideal for supplementing differentiated lessons on measurement, graphing, the five senses, plants, weather, citizenship, government, beginning sounds, vocabulary development, and much more. These ready-to-use activities can be immediately incorporated into lesson plans, and feature objectives, materials lists, step-by-step instructions, ideas for more differentiation, 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, cubing graphic organizers, centers problem-based learning and cooperative group learning. With this valuable resource teachers can instruct students according to their readiness and ability levels. These proven strategies give educators the tools to make a positive difference in student achievement! For other grade-specific Corwin Press Classroom books, please see: 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; Activities for the Differentiated Classroom: Science, 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.
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.