3 A Working Definition of Differentiation Differentiation has come to mean “consistently using a variety of instructional approaches to modify content, process, and/or products in response to learning readiness and interest of academically diverse students.” Tomlinson, Carol Ann. The Differentiated Classroom
5 When Differentiating Instruction, The Three Most Important Questions to Continually Ask Yourself... What do I want may students to know, understand, and be able to do?What will I do instructionally to get my students to learn this?How will my students show what they know?
6 KuDosKNOWFacts, vocabulary, dates, rules, people, places. Written as a list of things most often memorizedUNDERSTANDConcept, principles, generalizations. Written as a sentence describing the BIG IDEASBE ABLE TO DOBasic skills, creative and critical thinking, life skills. Describe independent action, application of learning. Written beginning with a verb (usually Blooms verb)
20 CHOICE BOARDS Students choose from a menu of options Choice ActivitiesCHOICE BOARDSStudents choose from a menu of optionsTasks vary by process and interestSome anchor activities can be required of all studentsCan be used for homework, projects, and assessment
22 Build Your Own Choice Board Choose a content topic and language structure.Create a choice board of activities, projects, or performances with your diverse student learners in mind.
23 This contract belongs to _____________________________________ FRIENDSHIPSShape up!Reading ContractChoose an activity from each shape group. Cut out your three choices and glue themBelow. You are responsible for finishing these activities by _________. Have fun!This contract belongs to _____________________________________
24 Make a poster advertising yourself as a good friend. Use words and pictures to help makepeople want to be yourfriend. Make sure yourname is an importantpart of the posterMake a two sidedcircle-rama. Use it to tellpeople what makes you agood friend. Use picturesand words and makesure your name is animportant part of thedisplayMake a mobile thatshows what makes youa good friend. Usepictures and wordsto hang on your mobile.Write your name on thetop of the mobile inbeautiful letters.Get with afriend and makea puppet showabout a problem andthe solution in your bookGet with afriend and act outa problem and itssolution from yourbookMeet with meand tell me about aproblem and its solutionfrom the story. Then tellme about a problem you havehad and how you solved itDraw a picture of a problemin the story. Then use wordsto tell about the problem andhow the characters solvedtheir problemWrite a letter to one of thecharacters in your book. Tellthem about a problem you have.Then have them write back witha solution to your problem.Think about anotherproblem one of thecharacters in your bookmight have. Write a newstory for the book about theproblem and tell how itwas solved.