REACHING ALL CHILDREN IN THE CLASSROOM DIFFERENTIATION STRATEGIES
All strategies are aligned with instructional goals and objectives. Specific strategy selection based on Focus of instruction Focus of differentiation 2
Ways to Differentiate Compacting –modify or streamline curriculum Independent Study- Learning Contracts Interest Centers or Interest Groups Flexible Grouping Tiered Activities Choice Boards Anchoring Activities- list of activities to be done at any time 3 I’ve mapped out the concepts I’ve already grasped to save you time.
4 Diner Menu – Photosynthesis Appetizer (Everyone Shares)
Write the chemical equation for photosynthesis.
Entrée (Select One)
Draw a picture that shows what happens during photosynthesis.
Write two paragraphs about what happens during photosynthesis.
Create a rap that explains what happens during photosynthesis.
Side Dishes (Select at Least Two)
Define respiration, in writing.
Compare photosynthesis to respiration using a Venn Diagram.
Write a journal entry from the point of view of a green plant.
With a partner, create and perform a skit that shows the differences between photosynthesis and respiration.
Create a test to assess the teacher’s knowledge of photosynthesis.
What is Science Quiz (Green) Write the letter of the best matching definition with the word. _____1. Botany A. the study of stars, moons, & planets _____2. Chemistry B. the study of earth and rocks _____3. Anthropology C. the study of humans _____4. Physics D. the study of forces, motion, & energy _____5. Astronomy E. The study of animals _____6. Geology F. the study of plants _____7. Zoology G. the study of insects _____8. Entomology H. The study of matter 9. The two main categories of science are _________ Science and _________ Science. 10. Science ________________________________________________. 6
What is Science Quiz (Blue) Write the definition for each kind of science. 9. The two main categories of science are ______________ Science and _______________ Science. 10. Science is __________________________________________. 7
What is Science Quiz (Black) Write the definition for each kind of science. 9. The two main categories of science are ______________ Science and _______________ Science. 10. Science is __________________________________________. 8
9 Learning Contract My question or topic is: To find out about my question or topic… I will read: I will look at and listen to: I will write: I will draw: I will need: Here’s how I will share what I know: I will finish by this date:
TIC-TAC-TOE- Spelling 10 Choose three activities “in a row” to complete for your weekly spelling assignments. Staple all work together and turn in on Friday. Label each activity with the correct number. Taken from Carol Gebhardt, Florence Drake Elementary School
Where Do I Go From Here?Resources Websites: www.daretodifferentiate.com www.ASCD.com http://pals.sri.com 11