Differentiating Instruction Based on Student Interest


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Why should teachers differentiate their instruction and assessments?

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1. Which of the following is an example of a differentiated assessment?

2. How should a teacher who is interested in differentiation begin his/her school year?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These assessments are practice tools for testing what you've learned about student interest and differentiated instruction. Quiz questions ask you to define differentiating instruction, recall ways you can use student interest to differentiate your teaching, and apply what you've learned in a real-life situation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz and corresponding worksheet cover the following goals:

  • Define differentiating instruction
  • Identify ways to differentiate teaching based on student interest
  • Understand what you should do before differentiating teaching based on student interests
  • Identify an alternative assessment for a student with an interest in a specific field
  • Understand what teaching should align with when differentiating for student interest

Skills Practiced

Skills you will practice in these assessments include:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related differentiated instruction lesson
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the concept differentiated instruction as it applies to alternative assessments
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the various ways to differentiate teaching based on student interest

Additional Learning

Learn more about using student interest and differentiated instruction to teach in the accompanying lesson, Differentiating Instruction Based on Student Interest. Objectives covered in this lesson include:

  • Understand what differentiated teaching encompasses
  • Examine ways to define a student's interests
  • Explore the use of differentiated assessments
  • Look at how to remain effective while differentiating instruction