Catering diverse learners through multigrade teaching
JENALYN A. BARRAMEDA
I. Basic information about the multi-grade classroom in
several (two or three)
Grade levels with one teacher for an entire school year.
II. Where did the idea of MG schools come from?
multi- grade school where actually the first kind of
school in north
III. Rationale in organizing multi- grade classes in both
public and private
schools when most of the classrooms are single- grade
1. Modified curriculum and instruction
2. Teacher’s role
3. Classroom physical arrangement
4. Classroom management and discipline
5. Planning a lesson and evaluation
6. Community participation
MODIFIED CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION
A. Subject staggering option
subjects requiring more teacher pupil interaction are grouped
With those requiring less.
individual art activity
with pupil leader
answering self- learning kit
teacher develops days lesson through activities
B. Subject integration option
subjects are integrated through a theme.
NAKIKILALA ANG MAGAGANDANG TANAWIN SA
POOK – PASYALAN NG SARILING POOK/BANSA
nakabubuo ng disenyo na binubuo ng iba’t ibang hugis sa pamamagitan
nakaaawit ng may tamang tono tungkol sa magandang tanawin/kapaligiran.
naisasagagawa ng iba’t ibang bahagi ng katawan ang iba’t ibang bahagi ng katawan.
Edukasyon sa Pagpapahalaga:
napapanatiling malinis ang paligid.
C. Common time table
a subject is presented in all grades by the teacher in a given
With each grade having prescribed work program by age- level or
TIME GRADE 1 GRADE 2
7:00-7:30 GMRC GMRC
7:30-8:30 Mother Tongue Mother Tongue
Art 8:30-9:10 Art Art
Math 9:30-10:30 Math Math
D. Integrated Day Option
● No fixed timetable
● Pupils are free to choose what subject to study and when
● Children are allowed to choose an activity based from the week’s
E. Subject Grouping Option
subjects using filipino as medium of insruction are taught Monday,
And Friday while subjects using English are taught Tuesday and Thursday.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday Tuesday, Thursday
Edukasyon sa Pagpapakatao Edukasyon sa Pagpapakatao
Araling Panlipunan Araling Panlipunan
Mother Tongue Mother Tongue
PHYSICAL ARRANGEMENT OF THE CLASSROOM
ELEMENTS THAT CONTRIBUTE TO SUCCESSFUL MG
●Furniture and Equipment
CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT AND DISCIPLINE
•Classroom management and discipline are two very closely
•Organizing physical environment
DISCIPLINE IN THE CLASSROOM
Discipline involves doing what is expected of you at a specific
Time wether there is someone watching over you or not.
PLANNING A LESSON AND EVALUATION
One of the most important tasks for the MG classroom teachers
Is lesson preparation.
EVALUATION OF STUDENTS LEARNING
are built in or part of the learning activities, like formative
Test which is given after every lesson development.
this is an evaluation which is more objective and not affected
By bias or subjectivity.
THINGS TO CONSIDER WHILE PREPARING A TEST
● Lesson Objectives
● Nature of Learners
● type of test to prepare
●Number of items
●level of difficulty
●key to correction
●Parent involvement in the multi- grade classroom
●Individual parent- teacher conference
●Parent as classroom volunteers
●Community life and school activities
The following list reflects some of the diversities found
which need to be appreciated by the teachers.
3. developmental level