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Differentiation: From Planning to Practice, Grades 6-12

3.83  ·  Rating details ·  129 ratings  ·  16 reviews
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.

Rick demonstrates how to weave common and nov
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Paperback, 192 pages
Published October 21st 2007 by Stenhouse Publishers (first published 2007)
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Rose Peterson
Oct 02, 2018 rated it it was ok
I usually turn up my nose at people who want more practical application than theoretical foundation in their professional literature, but this book is one that left me wanting more pragmatic tips. For me, planning a variety of activities isn't the struggle in implementing differentiation; it's figuring out how to communicate guidelines and expectations with multiple groups, how to teach groupwork skills, how to keep track of various assignments in the gradebook, how to keep students on similar t ...more
Jennifer
Jun 04, 2015 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.
Justin Ferguson
Jan 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
"Differentiation" by Rick Wormeli explains what differentiated instruction is, how to incorporate it into your classroom, and what it looks like once implemented. Differentiated instruction is a pedagogical method in which students are allowed to choose how they will engage with the subject/topic/material you are teaching. It's based on the multiple intelligence theory that we have certain ways we learn and when we are taught in a way that speaks to our learning intelligence, we will learn bette ...more
Justin
Jan 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
"Differentiation" by Rick Wormeli explains what differentiated instruction is, how to incorporate it into your classroom, and what it looks like once implemented. Differentiated instruction is a pedagogical method in which students are allowed to choose how they will engage with the subject/topic/material you are teaching. It's based on the multiple intelligence theory that we have certain ways we learn and when we are taught in a way that speaks to our learning intelligence, we will learn bette ...more
Sam
Aug 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
I was tempted to give this book three stars rather than four because of the heavy reliance on other people's ideas (but what differentiation is at its foundation is the willingness to incorporate many strategies, models, and pedagogies rather than stay a static practitioner devoted to one system, so I shouldn't be surprised that this book was almost like a research anthology). However, by the end of reading I'd folded over quite a few pages for future reference and had a to-do list of potential ...more
Teresa Winterstein
Jan 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Wormeli provides a thoughtful framework for teachers to practice differentiation.
Amy Gonzalez
Aug 20, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: teaching
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
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Sarah Ross-Koves
Apr 08, 2014 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 th
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Scott Whitney
May 20, 2016 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 e ...more
Kim
Jun 14, 2011 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.
Dr.Given
Jun 20, 2011 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.
Lynn
Feb 10, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: professional
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 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.
Christi
Mar 30, 2013 rated it did not like it
meh
Janice
Aug 01, 2012 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 ....
Kerri O'donnell
Jul 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
Good book for new teachers.
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