Key Resources on Differentiated Instruction



  • Best overviews:

    Tomlinson, Carol Ann, How to Differentiate Instruction in Mixed Ability Classrooms, (2nd ed.) Alexandria, VA: ASCD (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development), 2000

    Tomlinson, Carol Ann, The Differentiated Classroom: Responding to the Needs of All Learners, Alexandria, VA: ASCD (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development), 1999


    On Leadership:

    Tomlinson, Carol and Allan, Susan D., Leadership for Differentiating Schools and Classrooms, Alexandria, VA: ASCD (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development), 2000


    General Strategies and Particular Populations of Students:

    Benjamin, Amy, Differentiated Instruction: A Guide for Middle and High School Teachers, New York, Eye on Education, 2002

    Gregory, Gayle and Chapman, Carolyn, Differentiated Instructional Strategies, California, Corwin Press, Inc., 2002

    Parke, Beverly, Gifted Students in Regular Classrooms, Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 1989

    Wormeli, Rick, Differentiation: From Planning to Practices, Grades 6-12, Portland, Maine, Stenhouse Publishers and the National Middle School Association, 2008

    Wormeli, Rick, Day One & Beyond: Practical Matters for New Middle-Level Teachers, Portland, Maine, Stenhouse Publishers and the National Middle School Association, 2003

    Wormeli, Rick, Fair Isn't Always Equal: Assessing & Grading in the Differentiated Classroom, Portland, Maine, Stenhouse Publishers and the National Middle School Association, 2006

    Winebrenner, Susan, Teaching Gifted Kids in the Regular Classroom, Minneapolis: Free Spirit Publishing, 1992

    Winebrenner, Susan, Teaching Kids With Learning Difficulties in the Regular Classroom, Minneapolis: Free Spirit Publishing, 1996



    Anthologies of Units:

    Samara, John, Pedraza, Carlos, and Curry, James, Designing Effective Middle School Units and Designing Effective Units for Intermediate Grades Glenview, IL: IAGC (Illinois Association for Gifted Children), 1992,1993 and Developing Units for Primary Students, Bowling Green, KY: KAGE (Kentucky Association for Gifted Education) Publications, 1994

    Tomlinson, Carol. A. and Eidson, Carolyn, Differentiation in Practice: A Resource Guide for Differentiating Curriculum in Grades K - 5, Alexandria, Va. ASCD, 2003

    Tomlinson, Carol. A. and Eidson, Carolyn, Differentiation in Practice: A Resource Guide for Differentiating Curriculum in Grades 5 - 9, Alexandria, Va. ASCD, 2003

    Tomlinson, Carol. A. and Eidson, Carolyn, Differentiation in Practice: A Resource Guide for Differentiating Curriculum in Grades 9 -12, Alexandria, Va. ASCD, 2005


    Specalized Topics of Interest:

    Silver, H., Brunsting, J. and Walsh, T, Math Tools: 64 Ways to Differentiate Instruction and Increase Student Engagement, Thousand Oaks, California, Corwin Press, 2008

    Thomas, E. Styles and Strategies for Teaching Middle School Mathematics, Thoughtful Education Press, 2003

    Waterman, Sheryn Spencer, Differentiating Assessment in Middle and High School English and Social Studies, Larchmont, NY, Eye on Education, 2009

    Waterman, Sheryn Spencer, Differentiating Assessment in Middle and High School Mathematics and Science, Larchmont, NY, Eye on Education, 2009

     

    Professional Development Materials:

    Strickland, Cindy, A., Professional Development for Differentiating Instruction, Alexandria, Va. ASCD, 2009

    Videos

    Challenging the Gifted in the Regular Classroom, Alexandria, Virginia: ASCD (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development), 1994

    Differentiating Instruction, Alexandria, Virginia: ASCD (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development), 1997

    At Work in the Differentiated Classroom, Alexandria, Virginia: ASCD (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development), 2001

    Instructional Strategies for the Differentiated Classroom, Alexandria, Virginia: ASCD (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development), 2003

    Leadership for Differentiating Instruction, Alexandria, Virginia: ASCD (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 2007


    Related:

    Marzano J., Pickering, Debra J.; Pollock, Jane E.; Pollock, Robert; Classroom Instruction That Works: Research-Based Strategies for Increasing Student Achievement, Alexandria, VA: ASCD (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development), 2000

    Silver, H., Strong, R. and Perini, M.; So Each May Learn: Integrating Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligences, Alexandria, VA: ASCD (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development), 2000

    Wormeli, Rick, Meet Me In the Middle: Becoming an Accomplished Middle Level Teacher, Portland, Maine, Stenhouse Publishers and the National Middle School Association, 2001


    Websites

    ASCD, website of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, has materials, an online course, conferences, etc. http://www.ascd.org/

    Curriculum and Instruction, website of the Grosse Pointe Public School System, has various sections on curriculum and instruction issues, including a section on differentiation. Also has links to additional differentiation websites. www.gpschools.org/ci

    Carol Tomlinson, this is the personal web page of the preeminent developer for differentiated instruction, http://www.caroltomlinson.com/

    Greenfield School Community and Arts College, general overview with additional links, www.greenfield.durham.sch.uk/differentiation.htm

    Jennifer Allan – Birmingham, MI middle school teacher with tips on differentiating math. http://sites.google.com/site/jenniferhallan2/home Includes learning styles inventory.