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Differentiated Literacy Strategies for Student Growth and Achievement in Grades 7-12 by Gayle H. Gregory
  

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 by Gayle H. Gregory

`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.

About the Author

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 of secondary schools, enhancing teacher quality, coaching and mentoring, managing change, and building professional learning communities. She also a trainer for Visible Learning Plus with Corwin. She is an author of numerous books related to educational neuroscience and differentiated instruction, assessment, and curriculum, including the following titles: * Data Driven Differentiation in the Standards-Based Classroom, Second Edition (2014, with Lin Kuzmich) * Differentiated Instructional Strategies: One Size Doesn't Fit All, Third Edition (2013, with Carolyn Chapman) * Differentiated Instructional Strategies Professional Learning Guide: One Size Doesn't Fit All, Third Edition (2013) * Differentiated Literacy Strategies for English Language Learners, Grades K-6 and Differentiated Literacy Strategies for English Language Learners, Grades 7-12 (2011, with Amy Burkman) * Differentiated Instructional Strategies for the Block Schedule (2010, with Lynne E. Herndon) * Student Teams That Get Results: Teaching Tools for the Differentiated Classroom (2009, with Lin Kuzmich) * Teacher Teams That Get Results: 61 Strategies for Sustaining and Renewing Professional Learning Communities (2009, with Lin Kuzmich) * Differentiated Instructional Strategies for Science, Grades K-8 (2009, with Elizabeth Hammerman) * Differentiating Instruction With Style: Aligning Teacher and Learner Intelligences for Maximum Achievement (2005) * The Activities for Differentiated Classroom series (2007, with Carolyn Chapman) She is affiliated with organizations such as ASCD and Learning Forward. Her ASCD publication is The Motivated Brain: Improving Student Attention engagement and Perseverance (2015, with Martha Kaufeldt). Gayle consults internationally with teachers, administrators, and staff developers. She and her family of two daughters and two granddaughters all reside in Burlington, Ontario. Gayle is committed to lifelong learning and professional growth for herself and others. She may be contacted at gregorygayle@netscape.net, www.gaylehgregory.com, and @gaylegregory6. 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 University of Northern Colorado. She is a senior consultant for the International Center for Leadership in Education, has provided training and consulting to school districts around the country, and has presented at numerous national conferences.

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Publication date

24th February 2005

Author

Gayle H. Gregory

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Publisher

Corwin Press Inc an imprint of SAGE Publications Inc

Format

Hardback
248 pages

Categories

Teaching of a specific subject
Educational: English language & literacy

ISBN

9780761988823

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