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Differentiating for Success: How to Build Literacy Instruction for All Students
Differentiating for Success: How to Build Literacy Instruction for All Students
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Differentiating for Success: How to Build Literacy Instruction for All Students

 Creating differentiated instruction is an essential yet time-consuming component of effective teaching. Since students learn at different paces and in different ways, some students may be able to apply a targeted comprehension skill in cognitively complex ways immediately after being taught the skill while other students may need additional scaffolding in order to grasp it. All students, regardless of their skill level, benefit from activities that are at their just right level. This means activities are not too difficult or too easy. In this book, Nancy Witherell and Mary McMackin share easy-to-follow lesson plans that address key reading skills for students in grades 3 to 5. A set of three, tiered, differentiated follow-up activities accompanies each lesson. Fiction and nonfiction mentor text suggestions are included.

 
ISBN978-1-4966-0653-2
SubjectLiteracy, Common Core
Page Count192
Copyright2017
SeriesMaupin House
Paperback
Price
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Nancy Meagher, Reading Specialist, Barnstable Public Schools, MA

"This is a must read for teachers interested in high-quality instruction for all of their students. The objectives are clear, yet unscripted so that we can teach within the spirit of who we are.  Materials, model lessons, resources, and additional books are all listed for each and every lesson.  This book will be a valuable resource for me, and I can’t wait to incorporate the lessons right away! I know my colleagues will want to do the same, if I can part with my copy long enough to share!" - Nancy Meagher, Reading Specialist, Barnstable Public Schools, MA

May 23, 2016

Marlene Correia, Ed.D., District Instructional Coach - Freetown-Lakeville Regional School District, MA

"I have read all of the co-written books by these two authors and this one is by far their best one yet! The book is a comprehensive resource of literacy skills that can be applied to many varied texts. The authors explicitly "model" how to teach each skill through an easy to follow lesson plan format that  gradually releases responsibility to the students. This book is clearly organized, practical, and packed with great ideas! One of the things that sets this book apart from others on literacy differentiation is its focus on skills that are evident in the CCSS. You don't find the same old skills and strategies, but new, fresh ideas. The differentiation suggestions for three levels of students (initial, transitional and accomplished) are all manageable for a busy classroom teacher and the strategies for differentiating can easily be applied to other lessons and subject areas." - Marlene Correia, Ed.D., District Instructional Coach

May 26, 2016

Mary E. Shorey, PhD, Professor, Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Ed - Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA

"...another helpful text for teachers who are concerned with the success of all students. Information on ELA skills connected to the CCSS, modeling exercises for teachers, and the three levels of student applications make this book a necessity for any teacher who wants to differentiate literacy instruction." - Mary E. Shorey, PhD, Professor, Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Ed

June 13, 2016

 

Martha Colwell , Ed.D, Assoc. Professor, Literacy & Language, Framingham State U

"I heartily recommend that teachers in grades 3-5 use this text to meet the Standards and more importantly the needs of their students." - Martha Colwell , Ed.D, Assoc. Professor, Literacy & Language, Framingham State U

August 10, 2016

School Library Journal - Laura Fields Eason, Parker Bennett Curry Elementary School, Bowling Green, KY

"The lessons cover essential skills and are presented in clear and concise terms. This well-organized, thoroughly researched book is superb. A valuable option for elementary school teachers." - School Library Journal

August 1, 2017

Nancy Witherell

Nancy Witherell

Dr. Nancy Witherell is a professor in the Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education at Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, Massachusetts, where she teaches literacy courses and is coordinator of student teachers for the department. Nancy is past president of her local reading council, the Massachusetts Association of College and University Reading Educators, and the Massachusetts Reading Association (MRA). In addition, Nancy has been MRA's State co-coordinator for the International Literacy Association (formerly IRA) for the past three years. Nancy has presented at numerous regional and national conferences. Besides the publication of numerous articles in such journals as The New England Reading Association Journal and The Reading Teacher, Nancy has co-authored seven books and solo-authored two books.

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