ERIC - Education Resources Information CenterRecently, in early September, Sarah Armstrong, assistant superintendent of instruction for Staunton City Schools in Virginia, invited me to work on literacy with the art, music, and physical education teachers at Shelburne Middle School. Because of Sarah's efforts, many teachers working for the school district embraced the concept that every teacher was a reading, thinking, and writing teacher. History and science teachers at Shelburne had begun to differentiate reading instruction in their classes. In a room off the main library, content teachers stored five to seven copies of books at diverse reading levels on topics they taught. When students studied and classified the different kinds of rocks and how each was formed in science or when they studied World War II in history, teachers could choose from related texts that met the wide range of students' instructional reading levels. Jen Morris, Shelburne's librarian, worked closely with content teachers to help them select the best trade books available on a topic.
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Teacher Varies the Content The data revealed that teachers differentiate the content based on related English language components and skills, as well as based on particular themes. Fourth-grade teacher Sandy Porter has a class of 24 boys and girls! Sources for More Information on Guided Reading. Same topic with different kids does not mean that you can do exactly the same lesson.Roehrig, A. Learning environment Examples of differentiating learning environment at the elementary level include: Making sure there are places in the room to work quietly and without distraction.
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To help create lessons that engage and resonate with a diverse classroom, below are 20 differentiated instruction strategies and examples. Available in a condensed and printable list for your desk , you can use 16 in most classes and the last four for math lessons. Try the ones that best apply to you, depending on factors such as student age. Provide different types of content by setting up learning stations — divided sections of your classroom through which groups of students rotate. You can facilitate this with a flexible seating plan. Each station should use a unique method of teaching a skill or concept related to your lesson. Like learning stations, task cards allow you to give students a range of content.
With the environment Journal of Educational Psychology, 90 3, and they have drawn from their extensive experience in reading to develop a book that takes into account both the theory and what they know to be good practice. The authors are both professors of reading.
Download preview PDF. You will receive the larger discount available for each item! Teacher Varies the Grouping The data also revealed that teachers vary their instruction in terms of pdd strategy. Some EdTech tools - such as certain educational math video games - can deliver differentiated content, while providing unique ways to process it.