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Differentiating Writing Instruction: Meeting The Diverse Needs Of Authors In A Classroom, Mary Shea Feb 2015

Differentiating Writing Instruction: Meeting The Diverse Needs Of Authors In A Classroom, Mary Shea

Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education

Abstract

The proposed article, Differentiating writing instruction: Meeting the diverse needs of authors in a classroom, begins with an explanation of the concept of differentiated instruction as a basis and another term for responsive teaching. This involves writing instruction that is sensitive to the diversity of students’ individual strengths and needs and reacts to these factors in a timely manner with targeted instruction. The practice of responsive teaching — teaching differentially — is also the foundation of RTI (response to intervention) structures, currently developing in schools across the U.S. as a result of the national mandate. However, responsive teaching is understood ...