Differentiated Instruction for the Middle School Science TeacherActivities and Strategies for an Inclusive Classroom
Differentiated Instruction for Middle School Teachers, Band 3 1. Aufl.
An indispensable guide for middle school science teachers who have inclusive classrooms The third volume in the Differentiated Instruction series, Differentiated Instruction for the Middle School Science Teacher offers teachers proven techniques for designing and delivering effective science instruction, measuring success, getting students to work together, and collaborating with other professionals. The ready-to-use activities are tied to core curriculum standards for middle school students and each lesson incorporates adaptations for students with different learning needs. Includes strategies for teaching a standards-based science curriculum Contains a wealth of activities that can be adapted for learners of all abilities Offers information for delivering effective instruction, measuring success, and student collaboration The authors, both experienced teachers, offer a range of techniques, such as station/group activities, enrichment activities, and modifications for students with specific disabilities.
About This Book. About the Authors. Acknowledgments. Foreword. Part One: Being Successful in the Inclusive Classroom. Chapter 1: Collaborating Effectively. Collaborating for Intervention. Collaborating with the Child Study Team. Collaborating with Parents and Families. Tips for Talking with Parents. Chapter 2: Preparing for Differentiated Learning. Working with Core Curriculum Standards. Assessing Learning Styles. Multiple Intelligences and Learning Strengths. Planning for Students with Special Needs. Chapter 3: Effective Teaching Strategies for Differentiating Instruction. The Effective Inclusive Classroom. Measuring Success. Part Two: Science Activities for the Inclusive Middle School Classroom. Chapter 4: Scientific Inquiry. Activity 1: Scientific Method. Activity 2: Famous Scientists. Chapter 5: Physical Science. Activity 1: Force. Activity 2: Motion. Activity 3: Properties of Matter. Activity 4: Phases of Matter. Activity 5: Acids and Bases. Activity 6: Using the Periodic Table. Activity 7: Alternative Energy Sources. Chapter 6: Earth and Space Science. Activity 1: Types of Rocks. Activity 2: Volcanoes. Activity 3: Minerals. Activity 4: Oceans and Seas. Activity 5: The Solar System. Activity 6: Stars and Galaxies. Activity 7: TheWater Cycle. Chapter 7: Life Science. Activity 1: Classification of Organisms. Activity 2: The Structure and Function of Cells. Activity 3: Cell Division—Mitosis. Activity 4: Cell Division—Meiosis. Activity 5: Heredity and Genetics. Activity 6: Plants. Chapter 8: The Human Body. Activity 1: The Skeletal System, Joints, and Muscles. Activity 2: The Cardiovascular System. Activity 3: The Central Nervous System. Activity 4: The Digestive System. Activity 5: Blood. Activity 6: The Ear. Activity 7: The Eye. Answer Key. National Curriculum Standards. Glossary. Bibliography. Index.
Joan D'Amico, M.A., L.D.T.C., is a learning disabilities teacher and consultant in the Garfield School District in New Jersey. She has over 15 years of experience as a learning disabilities teacher and consultant in both public and private schools, and also has a private practice as a learning disabilities specialist. Kate Gallaway, M.A., teaches science and math methods to beginning teachers and graduate students. She has worked with districts and teachers nationwide on differentiated instruction. Joan and Kate are also the co-authors of Differentiated Instruction for the Middle School Math Teacher and Differentiated Instruction for the Middle School Language Arts Teacher.
Differentiated Instruction for the Middle School Science Teacher The third volume in the popular Differentiated Instruction series, Differentiated Instruction for the Middle School Science Teacher includes proven techniques for designing and delivering effective science instruction. The book contains a wealth of effective strategies for measuring students' success, getting students to work together, and collaborating with other professionals. Each ready-to-use activity is tied to core science curriculum standards for middle school students and every lesson incorporates adaptations for students of varying learning styles and skill levels. Each lesson includes: Instructions for presenting the lesson to the whole class Worksheets designed to help review and reinforce the concepts presented in each lesson A section on how to adapt the lesson for the inclusive classroom A whole-class lab to give students hands-on experience with science and inquiry Suggestions for assessing students' grasp of the concepts presented in the lesson Differentiated Instruction for the Middle School Science Teacher is an essential resource for teachers in inclusive classrooms who are seeking new ways to reach all of their students. Praise for Differentiated Instruction for the Middle School Science Teacher "This book provides detailed options for differentiating instruction embedded within the specifics of lesson plans. It is a wonderful resource for the middle school science teacher seeking ideas for lessons, activities, worksheets, and labs." —Margi Goldstein, Ph.D. scientist and educator, Connecticut "This is an excellent resource for teachers to provide science instruction to all students." —Mary F. Lind, Math and Science Procedures Instructor, California State University Monterey Bay "The authors clearly understand the importance of making science accessible to all students! This is an invaluable resource that promises to engage students in the pursuit of scientific knowledge." —Kristin Bell, Associate Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Diego "Differentiated Instruction for the Middle School Science Teacher is a delightful, organized, and user-friendly book that offers strategies to aid all types of learners. It also is a practical and creative book that I will recommend to other professionals in my office to fill this need. This book, like the other two in the series, makes learning interesting, relevant, and fun for all learners!" —Christian Cipollone, guidance counselor, Garfield Middle School, Garfield, New Jersey
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