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Differentiated Instruction: Classroom Planning

Classroom Planning

Links verified 1/4/2013

  1. Anchor Activities - Information on Anchor Activities and how to use them in the classroom - 20 pg .pdf documentAn Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  2. Daily Assessment with Tiered Exit Cards - [4:35] video report on using this strategy in 6-12 math A video is available through this link
  3. Differentiated Instruction - Disability Studies for Teachers - This Center on Human Policy website includes strategies for differentiated instruction that might be useful for teachers using lesson plans for the Disability Studies for Teachers project. Includes specific activities.
  4. Differentiated Instruction - An approach to planning so that one lesson is taught to the entire class while meeting the individual needs of each child. (also called Multi-level Instruction )
  5. Differentiated Instruction Resources - This site includes free downloads for teachers. An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  6. Differentiated Instruction for Science - Differentiated Instruction from a NSTA blog
  7. Differentiated Instruction in the English Classroom - Excerpts from the book "Content, Process, Product, and Assessment", includes some worksheet samples. An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  8. Exit Cards - These cards provide teachers with immediate information that can be used to assess students' understanding, monitor students' questions or gather feedback on teaching. For students, exit cards serve as a content review at the end of a daily lesson and enhance their meta-cognitive skills.
  9. Exit Slips - Exit slips are written student responses to questions teachers pose at the end of a class or lesson. These quick, informal assessments enable teachers to quickly assess students' understanding of the material.
  10. Finding Manageable Ways to Meet Individual Needs - Article on ASCD site about why it is better "not to teach to the middle" and strategies for primary and secondary education.
  11. How to Differentiate Instruction - A focus on planning for differences. (scroll past the Teachnology membership index)
  12. How to Work Effectively With a Heterogeneous Classroom - Follow the *flow* of instruction in a differentiated classroom.
  13. Humanising Language Teaching - How to Work Effectively With a Heterogeneous Classroom
  14. Layered Curriculum - This site provides an exciting and effective student-centered teaching method, covering many subject areas.
  15. Nine Different Strategies for Delivering Differentiation in History - "The matching of work to the differing capabilities of individuals or groups of pupils in order to extend their learning." from the Handbook for the Inspection of Schools.
  16. Strategies for Differentiating - This page has a variety of helpful links.
  17. Teaching in Mixed-Ability Classrooms - Article written by Mary Anne Hess.
  18. Ten Tips for Differentiation - Great tips to reach students who don't "get it," or donít seem motivated or interested. These resources help students who need scaffolding to build connections.
  19. Tiered Curriculum Project (from the Indiana Department of Education) - An index of example lessons for K-12 in different subject areas.
  20. Two Sides of the Same Coin - Educators in Eugene, Oregon, found a way to implement the basics of a concepts-based integrated curriculum
  21. Using Technology to Support Diverse Learners - Resources to help teachers integrate technology into the curriculum to support diverse learners.

A PowerPoint show related to this standard = a PowerPoint Show | This link includes something for the teacher to print = a document to print | A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded = a Word document | An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format = Adobe Acrobat document | A video is available through this link = a video



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