From the Back Cover Differentiated Instruction for the Middle School Science Teacher The third volume in the popular Differentiated Instruction series, Differentiated Instruction for the Middle School Science Teacher includes proven techniques for designing and delivering effective science instruction. The book contains a wealth of effective strategies for measuring students' success, getting students to work together, and collaborating with other professionals. Each ready-to-use activity is tied to core science curriculum standards for middle school students and every lesson incorporates adaptations for students of varying learning styles and skill levels. Each lesson includes: Instructions for presenting the lesson to the whole class Worksheets designed to help review and reinforce the concepts presented in each lesson A section on how to adapt the lesson for the inclusive classroom A whole-class lab to give students hands-on experience with science and inquiry Suggestions for assessing students' grasp of the concepts presented in the lesson Differentiated Instruction for the Middle School Science Teacher is an essential resource for teachers in inclusive classrooms who are seeking new ways to reach all of their students. Praise for Differentiated Instruction for the Middle School Science Teacher "This book provides detailed options for differentiating instruction embedded within the specifics of lesson plans. It is a wonderful resource for the middle school science teacher seeking ideas for lessons, activities, worksheets, and labs."—Margi Goldstein, Ph.D. scientist and educator, Connecticut "This is an excellent resource for teachers to provide science instruction to all students."—Mary F. Lind, Math and Science Procedures Instructor, California State University Monterey Bay "The authors clearly understand the importance of making science accessible to all students! This is an invaluable resource that promises to engage students in the pursuit of scientific knowledge."—Kristin Bell, Associate Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Diego "Differentiated Instruction for the Middle School Science Teacher is a delightful, organized, and user-friendly book that offers strategies to aid all types of learners. It also is a practical and creative book that I will recommend to other professionals in my office to fill this need. This book, like the other two in the series, makes learning interesting, relevant, and fun for all learners!"—Christian Cipollone, guidance counselor, Garfield Middle School, Garfield, New Jersey About the Author Joan D'Amico, M.A., L.D.T.C., is a learning disabilities teacher and consultant in the Garfield School District in New Jersey. She has over 15 years of experience as a learning disabilities teacher and consultant in both public and private schools, and also has a private practice as a learning disabilities specialist. Kate Gallaway, M.A., teaches science and math methods to beginning teachers and graduate students. She has worked with districts and teachers nationwide on differentiated instruction.Joan and Kate are also the co-authors of Differentiated Instruction for the Middle School Math Teacher and Differentiated Instruction for the Middle School Language Arts Teacher.