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Using the parallel curriculum model in urban settings, grades K-8 / Sandra N. Kaplan, Irene Guzman, Carol Ann Tomlinson.


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Kaplan, Sandra Nina.
Publication date:
Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Corwin Press, c2009.
  • Book
  • xiii, 113 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 107) and index.
  • Preface: Bridging the Gap Acknowledgments About the Authors Introduction: The Purposes of the Parallel Curriculum Model Multiple Applications and the Parallel Curriculum Model Flexibility of the Parallel Curriculum Model Structure of the Parallel Curriculum Model Responding to Student Diversity With Curriculum Diversity Urban Classroom Dynamics Developing an Academic Skill Set Introduction to the PCM Focus Lessons Lesson Plan Format Implementing the Lesson Plan Lesson Plan Scheduling Depth and Complexity 1. Scholarly Dispositions Lesson A: Developing an Interest (I) Lesson B: Developing an Interest (II) Lesson C: Developing Tenacity Lesson D: Determining Relevance Lesson E: Confronting Failure Lesson F: Intellectual Strengths Lesson G: Receptivity to Experience 2. Participation Skills Lesson A: Questioning Lesson B: Asking for Clarification Lesson C: Restating Lesson D: Acknowledging Peers 3. Self-Advocacy Lesson A: Establishing a Voice Lesson B: Building Confidence Lesson C: Establishing an Identity Lesson D: Multiple Group Membership 4. Presentation Skills Lesson A: Talking Steps Lesson B: Ways to Say It Lesson C: Engaging the Audience Lesson D: Staying on Target Appendix A: Designing Curriculum Using the Parallel Curriculum Model Appendix B: Teaching the Prompts of Depth and Complexity References Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Publisher's Summary:
When students in urban settings confront curriculum or pedagogy that is not responsive to their diverse learning experiences, the result is underachievement. Educators, parents, and teachers recognize that meeting the needs of academic, cultural, economic and linguistic diversity among learners occurs when their individual diversity is met with a diverse curriculum. The Parallel Curriculum Model (PCM) is designed to be responsive to different populations in different contexts. PCM implementation in heterogeneous classrooms assists students in demonstrating abilities that are not visible when the traditional, or regular rubric, is used. The authors provide lessons that show educators how to reinforce basic content, connect previously and newly acquired content to form new understandings, and affirm a student's identity as a scholar. "Using the Parallel Curriculum Model in Urban Settings, Grades K-8" provides educators in urban settings with detailed parallel curriculum lessons and strategies to enhance the learning experience of diverse students.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Guzman, Irene.
Tomlinson, Carol A.

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