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Differentiated Instruction Strategies for Teachers - Chapter Summary
Use these teacher resources to supplement your differentiated instruction knowledge and skills. Inside the chapter, you'll find short and informative lessons that outline several differentiated instruction strategies across major school subjects. You'll also examine tiered assignments and strategies that are geared toward adults and gifted students.
These convenient lessons can be accessed at any time using your computer or mobile device. We've also included interactive lesson quizzes to help retain your understanding of these instructional strategies.
How It Helps
- Builds awareness: You'll increase your awareness of many differentiated instruction strategies.
- Enhances instructional skills: Lessons outline differentiated instruction strategies in a variety of academic subjects.
- Offers class assignments: The chapter shows you how to apply tiered assignments in your classroom.
These resources are designed to help you:
- Apply differentiated instructional strategies for art, social studies, science and vocabulary
- Use tiered assignments for differentiated instruction
- Outline primary classroom differentiation strategies
- Comprehend differentiated instruction strategies for adults and gifted students
1. Differentiation Strategies In The Primary Classroom
Meeting the needs of diverse learners can be challenging. In this lesson, we will look at some practical differentiation strategies that can be used for a variety of lessons in the primary classroom.
2. Using Tiered Assignments for Differentiated Instruction
In this lesson, we will learn how to differentiate instruction by providing tiered assignments that meet student's needs based on achievement levels or learning style.
3. Differentiated Instruction Strategies for Gifted Students
When we think about differentiation, we often think about struggling students. But gifted students need differentiation, too! This lesson offers some strategies that you can use to differentiate instruction for gifted students.
4. Differentiated Instruction Strategies for Vocabulary
Teaching students with different abilities, starting points, and backgrounds is a challenge. Differentiated instruction allows teachers to tailor instruction to meet all student needs, as described in this lesson focusing on teaching vocabulary.
5. Differentiated Instruction in Art
In this lesson, teachers will learn strategies for differentiating art instruction. The lesson will provide some tips that teachers can use for general education students as well as students with learning disabilities.
6. Differentiated Instructional Strategies for Social Studies
In this lesson, teachers will learn some methods for differentiating instruction for students in social studies class. The strategies presented are applicable to a variety of age and grade levels, and they can be adapted to meet the needs of all learners.
7. Differentiated Instruction Strategies for Science
In this lesson, you will learn some strategies for differentiating their instruction in science class in order to meet the needs of all learners. Once you have read the lesson, check out the quiz questions to enhance your learning.
8. Differentiated Instruction Strategies for Adults
The diversity of adult learners in a classroom requires differentiated instruction to make sure every student's needs are met. This lesson presents some examples of differentiated instruction and how it can be applied to adult learners.
9. Modifying Writing Assignments for Special Ed Students
Sometimes students need more help with a writing assignment than meets the eye, especially special education students. In this lesson, we'll learn how modifying writing assignments can ensure success in the classroom.
10. Project Based Learning for Students with Special Needs
Teaching students with special needs can be more dynamic and effective if we incorporate projects into our instruction. This lesson discusses project-based learning for students with special needs.
11. Differentiated Instruction Lesson Plan
Teach students about differentiated instruction with this hands-on lesson. By the end of the lesson, all participants will know what it means to differentiate content, process, and product.
12. Differentiated Instruction Activities for Reading
Differentiating reading instruction can help you address the needs of diverse learners in your elementary or middle school classroom. Use these activities to guide your students in understanding material and applying knowledge in new ways.
13. Reggio Emilia Classroom Activities
Guiding your preschool or primary elementary students through Reggio Emilia activities can be an enlightening experience for all. This approach to early learning focuses on the development of students' natural abilities and the creation of community.
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