Differentiated Instruction

Author: Deborah Blaz
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317443575
Release Date: 2016-02-19
Genre: Foreign Language Study

In this new edition of a bestseller, author Deborah Blaz helps you differentiate lessons for your world language students based on their learning styles, interests, prior knowledge, and comfort zones. This practical book uses brain-based teaching strategies to help students of all ability levels thrive in a rigorous differentiated learning environment. Each chapter provides classroom-tested activities and tiered lesson plans to help you teach vocabulary, speaking, listening, reading, and writing in world language classes in ways that are interactive, engaging, and effective for all learners. Features new to this edition include: Sample thematic units to make your lessons more authentic and immersive New strategies for using technology to differentiate world language instruction Additional checklists, rubrics, and feedback forms to help you organize your lesson plans and track students’ progress New connections to the Common Core State Standards, the ACTFL Standards, Webb’s Depth of Knowledge, and Bloom’s Taxonomy You’ll also learn how to differentiate assessment effectively to help all students show their full potential. Classroom-ready tools and templates can be downloaded as free eResources from our website (www.routledge.com/9781138906181) for immediate use.

Differentiated Instruction

Author: Deborah Blaz
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317443568
Release Date: 2016-02-19
Genre: Foreign Language Study

In this new edition of a bestseller, author Deborah Blaz helps you differentiate lessons for your world language students based on their learning styles, interests, prior knowledge, and comfort zones. This practical book uses brain-based teaching strategies to help students of all ability levels thrive in a rigorous differentiated learning environment. Each chapter provides classroom-tested activities and tiered lesson plans to help you teach vocabulary, speaking, listening, reading, and writing in world language classes in ways that are interactive, engaging, and effective for all learners. Features new to this edition include: Sample thematic units to make your lessons more authentic and immersive New strategies for using technology to differentiate world language instruction Additional checklists, rubrics, and feedback forms to help you organize your lesson plans and track students’ progress New connections to the Common Core State Standards, the ACTFL Standards, Webb’s Depth of Knowledge, and Bloom’s Taxonomy You’ll also learn how to differentiate assessment effectively to help all students show their full potential. Classroom-ready tools and templates can be downloaded as free eResources from our website (www.routledge.com/9781138906181) for immediate use.

Differentiated Instruction

Author: Deborah Blaz
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317926450
Release Date: 2013-08-06
Genre: Education

Bestselling author Deborah Blaz helps you differentiate lessons for your students based on their learning styles, interests, prior knowledge, socialization needs, and comfort zones. This is the only book in print devoted solely to applying the principles and practices of differentiated instruction to the teaching of foreign languages. It provides detailed classroom-tested examples of activities and lessons plans to help you: prepare and teach “tiered” lessons differentiate by content differentiate by process differentiate by product The rich and diverse activities in this book focus on all aspects of foreign language learning, including: Vocabulary (vernacular and academic) Speaking and Listening (question-and-answer activities, simulations, stimulations, etc.) Prereading, Reading, and Postreading (activities, projects, and strategies, etc.) Writing (books, blogs, note taking, etc.) Also included is a chapter on differentiated assessment which includes show-what- you-know assessments, tiered assessments, contracts, performance assessments, personalized assessments, partner and group testing, and more.

Bringing the Standards for Foreign Language Learning to Life

Author: Deborah Blaz
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317923725
Release Date: 2013-10-11
Genre: Education

What does a student-centered social studies classroom really look like? Renowned educator Bil Johnson reveals how to teach social studies so that your students become engaged, active, and responsible learners. This book demonstrates how student-centered strategies can be applied in your classroom. It shows you how to make students’ work the focus of what occurs in your classroom, prepare lesson plans based on what students should know and be able to do, and create a classroom environment revolving around rigorous and creative student activity. Also included are classroom examples of socratic seminars and other forms of group work such as simulations and role playing, performances and exhibitions, projects and portfolios, and other demonstrations of student learning.

100 Games and Activities for the Introductory Foreign Language Classroom

Author: Thierry Boucquey
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317925613
Release Date: 2013-09-27
Genre: Education

Stimulating, engaging, and effective, the games and activites in this book offer your students alternatives to learning by rote or performing drills. This book makes it easy for you to develop their linguistic functions through active learning. The specific skills and vocabulary taught in each game or activity is highlighted, as are the easy-to-follow instructions, helpful charts, worksheets and other visuals.

The World Language Teacher s Guide to Active Learning

Author: Deborah Blaz
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351689175
Release Date: 2018-05-01
Genre: Education

Enhance your students’ success and improve the likelihood of retention with the easy-to-implement activities and strategies in this book! Bestselling author Deborah Blaz shows how to create a classroom in which students can actively experience, experiment with and discover a world language. The new edition features updated strategies based on brain-based research and new ideas for using technology and personalized learning. In addition, the book has been reorganized to help you easily find and pull activities you want to use in your classroom the very next day. You’ll learn how to... mix up your repertoire of activities, games, and exercises to keep students engaged; introduce students to the culture of the language you teach by hosting parties and celebrations; overcome some of the biggest obstacles in the path to fluency, including verb conjugation, using object pronouns, and the subjunctive mood; customize your teaching strategies to accommodate a broader range of talents, skills, and intelligences; implement new assessment strategies to improve verbal skills and reading comprehension; and more! Bonus: Downloadable versions of some of the resources in this book are available on the Routledge website at www.routledge.com/9781138049574, so you can print and distribute them for immediate classroom use.

Using Reading to Teach a World Language

Author: Donna Spangler
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317525912
Release Date: 2015-02-11
Genre: Education

To help your students learn a world language, don’t forget the power of reading! In this practical book from Donna Spangler and John Alex Mazzante, you’ll gain a variety of strategies and activities that you can use to teach students to read in a world language, boosting their comprehension, vocabulary, and fluency. Perfect for any age or proficiency level, these classroom-ready activities can easily be adapted to suit your needs! Special features: A discussion of the challenges to teaching reading in the world language classroom A variety of adaptable pre-reading, during-reading, and post-reading strategies and activities for students across grade levels and languages Essential tips for cultivating vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension Reader’s Theater – a special chapter of strategies for implementing this exciting technique A list of helpful websites and apps for world language teachers Useful appendices, including reproducible material for your classroom Busy world language teachers will love this book’s numerous classroom examples, ready-to-use templates, and free online reading sources. Bonus: The book includes eResources that are free to adapt and print for classroom use from our website, http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9781138853515.

Extensive Reading Activities for Teaching Language

Author: Julian Bamford
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521016513
Release Date: 2004-08-16
Genre: Education

This lively collection of over 100 classroom activities allows teachers to exploit fully the language learning potential of extensive reading. The activities, contributed by teachers who have used them successfully in classrooms all over the world, introduce extensive reading to students, and link it with the rest of the language curriculum. Here is a wealth of ideas for encouraging students to read, and for using students reading experiences for further language practice and learning. These creative and enjoyable speaking, listening, role play, reading, writing, and vocabulary activities are suitable for students of all ages and levels. Each activity is clearly explained, together with a personal note from its author. This is a handbook for teachers of general language courses, or grammar, listening, speaking, writing, or reading courses. It is written for teachers both non-native and native speaking, and for teachers both novice and experienced. It will also be of interest to teacher-educators.

Foreign Language Teacher s Guide to Active Learning

Author: Deborah Blaz
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317923626
Release Date: 2013-08-06
Genre:

The easy-to-implement activities and strategies in this book will help middle and high school foreign language teachers enhance their students' success. It shows how to create a classroom in which students can actively experience, experiment and discover a foreign language. It applies brain research, multiple intelligences, alternative assessment, technology and other educational innovations to the foreign language classroom.

Teacher s Handbook

Author: Judith Shrum
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781413033212
Release Date: 2009-10-19
Genre: Education

TEACHER’S HANDBOOK: CONTEXTUALIZED LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION, 4th Edition is designed for teacher training courses in college foreign language departments. It is ideal for Teaching Assistants and Graduate Student Instructors who are teaching lower-division language courses, and are required to take a methods course, or are education majors or students pursuing a teaching credential. The authors emphasize real-world practice by presenting a concise theoretical review followed by provocative case studies that illustrate contextualized methods for teaching ESL and foreign language for proficiency. Extensive appendices and a text-specific website with links to teacher resources and streaming video of standards-based instruction make it easy for your students to master the material. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Differentiated Classroom

Author: Carol Ann Tomlinson
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 9781416618607
Release Date: 2014-05-13
Genre: Education

Although much has changed in schools in recent years, the power of differentiated instruction remains the same—and the need for it has only increased. Today’s classroom is more diverse, more inclusive, and more plugged into technology than ever before. And it’s led by teachers under enormous pressure to help decidedly unstandardized students meet an expanding set of rigorous, standardized learning targets. In this updated second edition of her best-selling classic work, Carol Ann Tomlinson offers these teachers a powerful and practical way to meet a challenge that is both very modern and completely timeless: how to divide their time, resources, and efforts to effectively instruct so many students of various backgrounds, readiness and skill levels, and interests. With a perspective informed by advances in research and deepened by more than 15 years of implementation feedback in all types of schools, Tomlinson explains the theoretical basis of differentiated instruction, explores the variables of curriculum and learning environment, shares dozens of instructional strategies, and then goes inside elementary and secondary classrooms in nearly all subject areas to illustrate how real teachers are applying differentiation principles and strategies to respond to the needs of all learners. This book’s insightful guidance on what to differentiate, how to differentiate, and why lays the groundwork for bringing differentiated instruction into your own classroom or refining the work you already do to help each of your wonderfully unique learners move toward greater knowledge, more advanced skills, and expanded understanding. Today more than ever, The Differentiated Classroom is a must-have staple for every teacher’s shelf and every school’s professional development collection.

Activities Games and Assessment Strategies for the World Languages Classroom

Author: Amy Buttner Zimmer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317574439
Release Date: 2014-11-27
Genre: Education

This bestselling book is filled with fun activities you can use to engage students in learning a world language. No matter what language and grade level you teach, you will love having a wide variety of tools at your disposal, from quick warm-up exercises to longer games and group activities. Inside, you’ll find... Essential teacher tools and student organizational tools Strategies to promote and monitor class participation, including student self-assessments Strategies to promote and assess oral proficiency, such as prompts, quick chats, and role plays Warm-up activities and five-minute transitional activities Individual, pair, and group practice activities, with modification suggestions Games that make learning fun, with clear directions for how to do them Great websites and other resources to check out for more ideas The enhanced second edition features updated activities and technology suggestions throughout, as well as a tabbed design so it's easier to return to your favorite sections again and again. Bonus: The book comes with more than 30 templates—charts, rubrics, and game boards that can be photocopied from the book or downloaded as eResources from the book product page at www.routledge.com/books/details/9781138827295. You can modify and print them for classroom use.

MAKING COMMUNICATIVE LANGUAGE TEACHING HAPPEN

Author: Bill VanPatten
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 0073655171
Release Date: 2003-05-19
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Praised for its fresh and informed discussion of language instruction and language acquisition, the first edition of Making Communicative Language Teaching Happen was recognized by the Modern Language Association as one of the twenty most influential methods textbooks. The authors are both internationally recognized scholars in the field of second language acquisition research and have also written numerous successful language textbooks. The guiding principle of Making Communicative Language Teaching Happen is the premise that communication is the expression, interpretation, and negotiation of meaning, and not simply oral expression. Following that framework, Making Communicative Language Teaching Happen helps instructors develop communicative classroom environments that blend listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

Remapping the Foreign Language Curriculum

Author: Janet K. Swaffar
Publisher: Modern Language Assn of Amer
ISBN: 0873528077
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Education

Janet Swaffar and Katherine Arens offer a holistic approach to postsecondary language teaching that integrates the study of literature and culture into every level of the curriculum. By studying multiple genres ranging from popular to elite, students gain an understanding of multiple communicative frameworks - and develop multiple literacies. Swaffar and Arens propose the use of a sequence of template-generated exercises that leads students from basic grammar patterns to a sophisticated grasp of the interrelations among language use, meaning, and cultural context. One example of their approach is the teaching of Laura Esquivel's novel Como agua para chocolate (Like Water for Chocolate). From exercise to exercise, students consider use of tense, narrative strategy (the connection between recipes and plot), and the social codes in the novel compare the novel with the Hollywood film version (different imagery for different audiences) critique promotional descriptions of the film on the Internet examine a magazine interview of Esquivel (to expose the interviewer's assumptions) The authors combine theory and practice, research and personal experience, to present a new, interdisciplinary curriculum that should strengthen the teaching of foreign languages in junior colleges, four-year colleges, and universities.

The Differentiated Instruction Book of Lists

Author: Jenifer Fox
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470952399
Release Date: 2011-08-30
Genre: Education

Hundreds of useful ideas for meeting the needs of each child The Differentiated Instruction Book of Lists is the definitive reference for DI for teachers in grades K–12. Ready for immediate use, it offers over 150 up–to–date lists for developing instructional materials, lesson planning, and assessment. Organized into 12 convenient sections, the book is full of practical examples, teaching ideas, and activities that can be used or adapted to meet students′ diverse needs. Coverage includes curriculum design, lesson planning, instructional strategies, assessment, classroom management, strategies by subject area (from Language Arts to Math to Physical Education), new media, etc. Offers an easy–to–use guide that gives quick tips and methods to plan effectively for delivering truly differentiated lessons Filled with helpful DI lists, lesson plans, strategies, assessments, and more Jennifer Fox is the author of the bestselling book Your Child′s Strengths The Differentiated Instruction Book of Lists is a hands–on guide for meeting the instructional needs of all students so that they can reach their full potential.