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Curriculum Mapping for Differentiated Instruction, K-8 by Michelle A. Langa, Janice L. Yost

Curriculum Mapping for Differentiated Instruction, K-8



Curriculum Mapping for Differentiated Instruction, K-8 by Michelle A. Langa, Janice L. Yost

This lively new instructional resource offers teachers a cohesive and accessible guide to curriculum mapping for the primary classroom. From curriculum mapping, the authors guide teachers through: * Use of standards and rubrics for the development of interdisciplinary units and lessons * Analysis of students' learning styles and needs * Development of differentiated content, process, products, and homework The authors' teacher-friendly framework for blending curriculum mapping with differentiated instruction ensures a student-centered classroom, and their Teachers' Tool Chests offer planning templates and task cards for the sample lessons and units in the book.


Illustrates best instructional practices for creating and maintaining student-centered classrooms that adhere to rigorous curriculum demands. As an experienced educator who has worked with a wide range of students, I now better understand the connections between curriculum, teaching, and student products. This book will have a prominent place in my professional collection. -- Susan Ratnoff, Special Education Coordinator Helps with planning of content, methodology and assessment and gives an overview of current trends which directly impact what happens in the classroom. The illustrations are great, the charts make it easier to understand ideas presented in the text, the style is easy to read, and the research leads directly into practical ideas which all teachers can use. -- William Fitzhugh, Second Grade Teacher Brings the reader good educational models that have withstood time and does a good job of describing their essence without trivializing them. Written in an easy-to-read style. -- Lloyd Kajikawa, Consultant

About the Author

Michelle Langa earned her Certificate of Advanced Studies in Educational Administration from Hofstra University. Michelle has worked in the field of education since 1973. During that time, she has held positions as Assistant Superintendent for Pupil Services and Curriculum and Instruction, Director of Special Education, Executive Director of two different special education non-profit agencies, adjunct college faculty, consultant, and special education teacher. Presently, she is the Curriculum Coordinator for the Farmington School District in Farmington, New Hampshire. Michelle has written several articles dealing with special education, parenting and children's health issues for, and LRPNET, and is also the co-author of another book entitled Including Families of Children with Special Needs. Michelle has presented at state and national conferences including the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. Janice Yost has Masters Degrees in both Educational Administration and Mathematics earned from the University of New Hampshire and Adelphi University, respectively. She is presently the Principal of Rye Junior High School and has worked in the field of education for over thirty years. During that time, she has taught from sixth grade through college, been an administrator in the middle school setting and an interim administrator in both the high school and primary school environments. She is also the President of the executive board of NH ASCD. Jan has consulted for schools in New Hampshire and presented at local and national conferences including the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.

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Book Info

Publication date

12th December 2006


Michelle A. Langa, Janice L. Yost

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SAGE Publications Inc


136 pages


Teaching skills & techniques
Curriculum planning & development



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