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Paula Kluth and Sheila Danaher

From Tutor Scripts to Talking Sticks

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Catalog No. 26584Differentiated instruction engages students of all abilities as active learners, decision-makers, and problem solvers--making educational experiences more meaningful for all. This one-of-a-kind book proves that designing differentiated instruction can be simple and fun! Packed with creative adaptation ideas like fidget bags, doodle notes, and choice boards, this book gives K-12 educators 100 teacher-designed, kid-tested strategies they can use to meet the needs of all students in inclusive classrooms.

Ideal for helping students who need extra support, scaffolding, reminders, organization, or enrichment, this book gives general and special educators

... Easy adaptations in 10 key areas (see bulleted item below)

... A user-friendly layout with a description, materials list, directions, an example, references, and vendors for every entry

... Full-color illustrations of each strategy

... Practical advice from expert educators

... Lists of resources and references to back up every entry

These ready-to-use, research-based adaptations enhance motivation and improve achievement for all children--including English-language learners and students with autism, emotional disabilities, cognitive disabilities, learning disabilities and other special needs. Everyone in the classroom will benefit from this timely, ultra-practical guidebook--the go-to resource for any teacher who has ever had a doubt that differentiated instruction can be simple and fun!

Adaptations in 10 key areas of student need:

... Organization

... Environment and sensory

... Technology

... Communication and participation

... Behavior and motivation

... Teaching and learning

... Literacy

... Math

... Study and review

... Assessment

Tentative Table of Contents

About the Authors




1. homework binder

2. adapted agenda

3. desk map

4. illustrated school map

5. stay-put stations

6. IRS reminders

7. color-coded materials

8. luggage tag reminder

9. sticky-tape guides

10. assignment checklists

Environment and Sensory

11. seating supports

12. tennis ball sound-proofing

13. study carrel

14. lighting supports

15. sensory bin

16. fidget bag

17. desk-top cheat sheet

18. visual rules

19. classroom labels

20. daily schedule- pictures and objects


21. Microsoft Word

22. curriculum commercials

23. PowerPoint books

24. keychain reminder

25. talking picture frame

26. mouse house

27. adapted keyboard

28. audio notepad

29. video modeling

30. teacher radio

Communication and Participation

31. personal portfolio

32. question jar

33. spin and "say"

34. remnant books

35. art options box

36. rubber stamps

37. sticky words and phrases

38. writing without writing

39. choice boards

40. talking sticks

Behavior and Motivation

41. student surveys

42. see-me-strong book

43. cue cards

44. partner puzzles

45. peer tutoring scripts

46. power cards

47. doodle notes

48. safe space

49. lap-top lectures

50. first-then board

Teaching and Learning

51. adapted objectives

52. adapted worksheets

53. curriculum stickers

54. Hello! My Name Is __________

55. whole-class response cards

56. pocket sorts

57. match games

58. loop games

59. adapted board games

60. choose and learn box


61. adapted books

62. audio books

63. personal word walls

64. picture directions

65. story kits

66. collaborative writing notebook

67. writing tool box

68. word attack pack

69. sticky words and phrases

70. "your turn" scripts


71. math helper

72. tactile numbers

73. manipulatives box

74. math in sight

75. coded assignments

76. math communication board

77. human calculator

78. math snapshots

79. adapted ruler

80. pre-printed notebook

Study and Review

81. human billboard

82. personal dictionaries

83. beach ball review

84. guided notes

85. pocket words

86. walk-it-to-know-it

87. match books

88. card game curriculum review

89. graphic organizers

90. graffiti recall


91. adapted standards

92. adapted tests

93. crib sheets

94. data forms

95. portfolios

96. audio/video journal

97. sticky note record book

98. strengths and strategies pages

99. luck of the draw jar

100. exit cards



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