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Ways to Differentiate Instruction

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Transcript of Ways to Differentiate Instruction

Lisa Curtis
SPED 334
Assignment 7 Ways To Differentiate Instruction Varied Test Formats for different types of learners Exit Cards Videos Role Plays Tiered Instruction Think-Tac-Toe Modify Content Multiple Choice
Short Answer
Essay Used to gather readiness levels.

Quick assessment to leave classroom.

Students respond on a notecard one new item he or she learned in the lesson. Include Youtube.com vidoes or CNN Student News http://www.cnn.com/studentnews/

This allows visual learners to blossom!! Teachers assign different tasks wtihin the same lesson or unit. Task will vary according to students': readiness, interest, and learning profile. Change up roles so that all can participate.

Make sure that there are different kinds of roles and activities with different levels of complexity Think-Tac-Toe boards give students a choice in how they demonstrate their understanding of a given topic. Students get to choose the method they complete assignments. Allow for direct and inquiry instruction to both be used in the classroom. Teachers can incorporate BOTH in lessons to accommodate all types of learners. References: Students are partners in assessment, routinely analyzing their achievements and works-in-progress; students monitor their changes as learners and set goals for continued achievements
Tomlinson, C. A., & McTighe, J. (2006). Integrating differentiated instruction and understanding by design. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision & Curriculum Developme.




Assessment Variation Students can choose assessment options: students may be able to demonstrate their knowledge on a particular unit by taking a test, writing a paper or completing a presentation with visual aids. Varying Support Student needs vary from student to student. Teachers can enhance student learning by offering support based on individual needs. Flexible Grouping Flexible grouping is an opportunity for students to
work with a variety of students, through whole group or in many different forms of small groups. Anchor Activities Anchor activities are ongoing assignments that students can work on independently throughout an entire unit. Graphic Organizers Aides comprehension, concept development and learning
Highlights key vocabulary
Provides an organized, visual display of knowledge
Focuses attention on key elements SMARTBoards Turn the SMARTBoard projected image into an interactive lesson that grabs and keeps students’ attention Differentiated Jeopardy https://jeopardylabs.com/play/differentiated-instruction-jeopardy-2010
Present key words or terms in a new and fun game for all students to participate Nonlinquistic Representations www.lifeprint.com Teach a few words using sign language and challenge students to communicate without words. Learning Centers A physical area of the classroom where students work with an organized set of content-related activities and materials that focus on important learning goals. Students's Self Assessment Students are partners in assessment, routinely analyzing their achievements and works-in-progress; students monitor their changes as learners and set goals for continued achievements Word Wall A fun visual aid for key vocabulary in the classroom. Can include pictures and definitions. Entrance Cards As a warmup activity, students write down one item they learned from the prior lesson the day before. Engages prior knowledge and assessment. One Minute Essays After teaching a lesson, teachers assign a reflection one minute essay for students to remember what they have learned and reflect on what they would like to learn.
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