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Differentiated Literacy Strategies for Student Growth and Achievement in Grades K-6

Differentiated Literacy Strategies for Student Growth and Achievement in Grades K-6

January 2005 | 240 pages | Corwin
'The authors of this book offer numerous strategies that not only help our students organise and develop their thoughts and learning but also help us, the busy teachers, to plan ahead and ensure that our students in pramry school are well equipped to be life-long learners in this ever chnaging technological twenty--first century....Overall, this book is valuable, comprehensive guide to developing the literacy skills of all learners. There are over 100 planning models, examples and checklists included and though I recommend it as book worth reading and studying from beginning to end, it is a book that the busy teacher can dip into for valuable ideas when planning a literacy lesson. Because this book is inspirational, yet so practical, I certainly will keep it close at hand and intend to begin using some of the suggested frameworks'- REACH, Journal of Special Needs Education in Ireland

Today's teachers are accountable for accelerating literacy learning and achievement for learners at all stages of literacy development. This important resource gives teachers an instructional and assessment framework designed to promote the multiple competencies their learners need: functional literacy for phonics, spelling, and reading; content-area literacy for vocabulary, concept attainment, and comprehension; techological literacy for information searching, evaluation, and synthesis; and innovative literacy for creativity, growth, and life-long learning.

With a focus on research-based and differentiated strategies, noted authors Gayle Gregory and Lin Kuzmich offer teachers step-by-step guides to:

- Assessing diverse learners for literacy skills, competencies, learning styles, and learning gaps

- Implementing a broad array of strategies to move all students to the next stage in their literacy learning

- Creating lessons and activities that address all four literacy competencies in the differentiated classroom.

With more than 100 planning models, examples and checklists included, this book is the ideal resource for all primary teachers who want to close the achievement gap for emerging learners and insure the growth and development of all learners.

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

“All-encompassing. I kept turning the pages and saying to myself, ‘Oh and they included this and this and this.’ I am very impressed by the range of information.”

Debbie Wilks, Third Grade Teacher
Riverside Cultural Arts and History Magnet School, Wichita, KS

“Synthesizes information about differentiation, brain research, activities that help close the achievement gap, and No Child Left Behind.”

Steve Hutton, Elementary School Principal
Villa Hills, KY

“Experienced teachers will remember what they have forgotten. New teachers will find that it reinforces prior learning. All teachers will learn new ideas and strategies. This book offers ideas for teachers of all levels and teachers who teach a diverse student population.”

William Fitzhugh, Second-Grade Teacher
Reisterstown Elementary School, Reisterstown, MD

“I often see other [books] on struggling readers in general, but I have not seen others that combine the specific needs of these varied populations in one book.”

Ann Fulk, Educational Consultant

“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, fairbanks, AK

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