"This book works to give teachers a tool for understanding how to examine their teaching methods and refine those methods to maximize student learning...Galton is a well known researcher...and he has valuable insights into tailoring teaching methods in ways to meet specific learning goals. This book is recommended for all elementary teachers looking for ways to maximize learning in their classroom." —EDUCATION LIBRARIESThis unique text captures the profiles and cumulative records of six diverse students at early childhood, middle childhood, and then high school level. Intended for the preservice teacher, Building on Student Diversity: Profiles and Activities illustrates how to create a caring school environment; accommodate for special learning needs in instructional and assessments; and interact with families and communities.

Developing Lessons to Meet the Needs of Your Learners

Developing lessons to meet the needs of your learners

This chapter focuses on planning instructional activities and assessments that draw on the backgrounds and abilities of your students.

In Activity 1, you will discover how to plan culturally relevant lessons, drawing on differences in gender, socioeconomic status, race and ethnicity, and language.

In Activity 2, you will see how a teacher can plan instructional activities so that every child can learn something new every day in ways that support his or her own set of academic and behavioral knowledge and skills, as well as how to adapt your lessons to further address the special needs of your learners.

In Activity 3, you will create a thematic unit plan that includes ...

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