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Comparing Scaffolding and Differentiated Instruction

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When differentiating instruction, to which of the following can a teacher NOT make changes?

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1. In regard to classroom instruction, why might scaffolding be the best approach for a very struggling student?

2. In regard to classroom instruction, what is differentiation?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Differentiation and scaffolding are two important techniques used by teachers to improve student learning. Use the quiz and worksheet to test your understanding of the differences between the two.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Tested information includes:

  • Changes teachers can make when differentiating instruction
  • Meaning of differentiation in the classroom
  • Facts about both techniques

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define the term scaffolding as it relates to classroom instruction
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson such as scaffolding and differentiation
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on differentiated instruction and scaffolding

Additional Learning

Learn about scaffolding and differentiated instruction by reviewing the lesson Comparing Scaffolding and Differentiated Instruction. The objectives covered included:

  • Review an example of scaffolding
  • Understand how to differentiate
  • Know how differentiation and scaffolding can be used together
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