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Success Education

Differentiated Curriculum Strategies for ESL and Learning Disabled Students

by Steve P. Jefferson and Bettye Sweet

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Publisher: Universal-Publishers
Pub date: 2005
Pages: 108
ISBN-10: 1581124988
ISBN-13: 9781581124989
Categories: Research & AdministrationEducationEducation


This book provides strategies for educating learning disabled and English as a Second Language students. Unlike a one-size-fits-all curriculum where all students are expected to learn the same materials, in the same way, in the same amount of time, differentiated instruction provides options. This book uses an array of instructional strategies, including multiple texts and supplementary materials, reality learning games, group investigations, and flexible evaluation.

In addition, Dr. Jefferson and Ms. Sweet's book provides a variety of lesson plans on differentiated instruction that will make any teacher's life easier. This book is written to help both new and veteran teachers make classroom lessons engaging and fun again.

About the Author

Steve P. Jefferson, Ed. D, has served the Los Angeles Unified School District as a teacher, Resource Specialist Coordinator, and Research and Evaluation Analyst for greater than ten years. He has been a guest lecturer on differentiated instruction and learning styles at a number of secondary schools and has conducted workshops on brain research at various school districts and colleges in Los Angeles. Dr. Jefferson is also the author of Charter Schools: A Descriptive Study of Empowerment within the Operation of Charter Schools.

Bettye Sweet, M.S. has been an accomplished teacher for the Los Angeles Unified School District the past eight years. For her dedicated work with "at-risk" children, Ms. Sweet has received media coverage from the Los Angeles Times and CBS Television. Ms. Sweet has also authored two books: Growing UP LA Style: Bryon and Survivor to Thriver: A Mother's Journey toward Peace after Her Son's Murder.