Preface Acknowledgments About the Authors Introduction: Multiple Competencies in Literacy 1. Accelerating Literacy Learning 2. Creating a Climate for Literacy Learning 3. Knowing the Literacy Learner 4. Functional Literacy 5. Content Area Literacy 6. Technological Literacy 7. Innovative Literacy 8. Managing Instruction in the Differentiated Literacy Classroom References Index
Gayle H. Gregory is first and foremost a teacher, having experienced teaching and learning in elementary, middle, and secondary schools, community colleges, and universities. She has had extensive district-wide experience as a curriculum consultant and staff development coordinator. Gayle was principal/course director at York University for the Faculty of Education, teaching in the teacher education program. Her areas of expertise include brain-compatible learning, differentiated instructional and assessment strategies, block scheduling, emotional intelligence, student motivation, RTI Tier One, collaborative learning, common core, renewal of secondary schools, enhancing teacher quality, coaching and mentoring, managing change, and building professional learning communities. She also a trainer for Visible Learning Plus with Corwin. She is an author of numerous books related to educational neuroscience and differentiated instruction, assessment, and curriculum, including the following titles: * Data Driven Differentiation in the Standards-Based Classroom, Second Edition (2014, with Lin Kuzmich) * Differentiated Instructional Strategies: One Size Doesn't Fit All, Third Edition (2013, with Carolyn Chapman) * Differentiated Instructional Strategies Professional Learning Guide: One Size Doesn't Fit All, Third Edition (2013) * Differentiated Literacy Strategies for English Language Learners, Grades K-6 and Differentiated Literacy Strategies for English Language Learners, Grades 7-12 (2011, with Amy Burkman) * Differentiated Instructional Strategies for the Block Schedule (2010, with Lynne E. Herndon) * Student Teams That Get Results: Teaching Tools for the Differentiated Classroom (2009, with Lin Kuzmich) * Teacher Teams That Get Results: 61 Strategies for Sustaining and Renewing Professional Learning Communities (2009, with Lin Kuzmich) * Differentiated Instructional Strategies for Science, Grades K-8 (2009, with Elizabeth Hammerman) * Differentiating Instruction With Style: Aligning Teacher and Learner Intelligences for Maximum Achievement (2005) * The Activities for Differentiated Classroom series (2007, with Carolyn Chapman) She is affiliated with organizations such as ASCD and Learning Forward. Her ASCD publication is The Motivated Brain: Improving Student Attention engagement and Perseverance (2015, with Martha Kaufeldt). Gayle consults internationally with teachers, administrators, and staff developers. She and her family of two daughters and two granddaughters all reside in Burlington, Ontario. Gayle is committed to lifelong learning and professional growth for herself and others. She may be contacted at email@example.com, www.gaylehgregory.com, and @gaylegregory6. Lin Kuzmich, of KCS, Inc., is an educational consultant, professor, and author from Loveland, CO. She served the Thompson School District in several roles as the assistant superintendent, executive director of secondary and elementary instruction, director of professional development, and a building principal. Her school was named a 2000 winner of the John R. Irwin Award for Academic Excellence and Improvement. In addition, for the past decade she has been involved in staff development through several universities and the Tointon Institute for Educational Change. Kuzmich is an adjunct professor at both Colorado State University and University of Northern Colorado. She is a senior consultant for the International Center for Leadership in Education, has provided training and consulting to school districts around the country, and has presented at numerous national conferences.
"I applaud the authors' understanding and respect for the children of diverse backgrounds and their recommendations on how teachers can handle them in a sensitive but effective manner. . . . New teachers especially, who feel challenged by this, would appreciate the guidance and support." -- Maria Elena Reyes, Associate Professor "I often see other [books] on struggling readers in general, but I have not seen others that combine the specific needs of these varied populations in one book." -- Ann Fulk, Educational Consultant "Experienced teachers will remember what they have forgotten. New teachers will find that it reinforces prior learning. All teachers will learn new ideas and strategies. This book offers ideas for teachers of all levels and teachers who teach a diverse student population." -- William Fitzhugh, Second-Grade Teacher "Synthesizes information about differentiation, brain research, activities that help close the achievement gap, and No Child Left Behind." -- Steve Hutton, Elementary School Principal "All-encompassing. I kept turning the pages and saying to myself, `Oh and they included this and this and this.' I am very impressed by the range of information." -- Debbie Wilks, Third Grade Teacher