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Using Formative Assessment to Differentiate Middle School Literacy Instruction

1st Edition

Seven Practices to Maximize Learning

Leslie Laud; Pooja Patel
eISBN-13: 9781452284095

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Formative assessment and differentiated instruction made manageable

We all recognize the countless benefits of differentiated instruction. The challenge is in its implementation. Faced with a classroom of 25 students—each with very different needs—how can we possibly keep every student on track and motivated? Through formative assessment and efficient follow-up instruction. This start-to-finish guide will show you how through seven classroom-tested practices for maximizing student learning.

Established experts on this subject, Leslie Laud and Pooja Patel demonstrate how to:

Establish new classroom norms Involve students in the use of assessment data and feedback to inform their next stepsClarify end-of-unit criteria to help map learning progressionApply assessment data to grouping students for tiered activitiesDifferentiate assignments based on student readiness, characteristics, and interest

Best of all, Using Formative Assessment to Differentiate Middle School Literacy Instruction is packed with vignettes, sample worksheets, and charts to assist you through each step in the process. Armed with this toolkit, you′ll quickly discover new ways to keep all students engaged in their learning.

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ISBNs 9781452226217, 9781452226217, 9781452226217, 9781452284095, 9781452279619, 1452284091
Language English
Number of Pages 232
Edition 1st