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Differentiation: From Planning to Practice, Grades 6-12

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In this refreshing addition to differentiated learning literature, Rick Wormeli takes readers step-by-step from the blank page to a fully crafted differentiation lesson. Along the way he shows middle and high school teachers and behind-the-scenes planning that goes into effective lesson design for diverse classrooms.

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Paperback, 192 pages
Published October 21st 2007 by Stenhouse Publishers (first published 2007)
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Jun 08, 2015 Jennifer rated it really liked it
This is a great book for anyone just starting to explore idea of differentiated instruction. Even though the title states sixth through twelfth grade, the principles apply across the board. I have heard Rick speak on a few occasions and as a result, saw many of those presentations throughout the text of this book. I anticipate that being true on my next book as well. Good content.
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Aug 20, 2012 Amy Gonzalez rated it liked it
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Last year, I had the widest range of learners I have ever had in my teaching career. A professional goal I am focusing on now is implementing more differentiation strategies. Now, "differentiation" is a term thrown around a lot in the educational community, so much so that I began to wonder if I even know how to do it.

Rick Wormeli begins this book by assuring you that you DO know how to differentiate and have been doing it. One of Wormeli's main objectives is to get teachers in thinking that di
Sarah Ross-Koves
Dec 28, 2015 Sarah Ross-Koves rated it it was amazing
I purchased this book last spring after hearing this buzz (mostly from my principal). However, I didn't get to delve into the text until last week. It is a quick and easy read; although I sometimes got bogged down in the wordiness of some sections.

Even Mr. Wormeli talks about passing fads in education; I have seen a number in my ten years teaching. While the word differentiation maybe a passing buzz word, the idea isn't, and I have to agree with this. In fact, most of us are doing this now, but
Scott Whitney
May 20, 2016 Scott Whitney rated it really liked it
I was teaching English to freshmen this year and ran into a lot of problems with students who would just skip assignments. The year ended with 14% not passing, all due to them not doing the work. I read this to get ideas for my lesson plans for next year to make the work less intimidating for some of my students who can do, but may get a little scared of the assignments. I know we will never get 100% passing when we are cramming 35 freshmen into one classroom for an hour's worth of instruction ...more
Jul 22, 2011 Kim rated it it was amazing
Rick Wormeli manages to make the impossible seem feasible. I appreciate his plain spoken "voice" and his books are full of great examples to show how DI should be done. I am looking forward to learning some new curriulum planning/management ideas as well as remind myself of ways to better meet my students' needs from this book.
Jun 20, 2011 Ms.Given rated it it was amazing
Wormeli does a great job of making the complex seem clearer and achievable. Many great classroom examples in this book as well as excellent references to key curricular theories. A great read and an even better reference.
Feb 10, 2010 Lynn rated it really liked it
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Would have loved to have seen school libraries & librarians included as a way to help differentiate. We can help obtain materials in a variety of formats & teachers can have another teacher to work with.
Rena Jane
Mar 01, 2010 Rena Jane rated it really liked it
I took much too long to read this book, but it didn't tell me much that I didn't already know, or hadn't already tried.
Aug 01, 2012 Janice rated it liked it
This book wasn't as helpful as Tomlinson's. Perhaps it is becuase it was too similar or because too many of the examples were from different subject areas ....
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