Differentiation Strategies (Ongoing Assessment (Questions, Monitoring…
Small mixed ability groups. Each group will contain at least one student from the three identified groups following the pre-assessment.
Activity: Analysing images
An image is distributed which lends iteslef to deep analysis - reflects an opinion, point of view or perspective. This could be a piece of propaganda, and photograph or political cartoon.
In groups individuals form questions about the image
Questions are discussed in the group as they try to come up with answers
The groups will then answer questions about what the image says and the intended audience.
Class discussion on the images.
Collaborative learning: lower achievers have the chance to take advantage of peer support and higher achievers have the opportunity organise and voice their thoughts for the benefit of the group (peer modelling).
Groups according to ability
The students are put into 3 groups according to their resposes to the pre-assessment. The content for each group will be differentiated by varying levels of Bloom's Taxonomy. The groups are given the same text or texts.
Group 1: remembering and understanding
Group 1 will read the text and answer the questions provided
Extension: the same activity as group 2
Group 2: applying and analysing
Group 2 will read the texts and seperate fact from opinion
Extension: the same activity as group 3
Group 3: evaluating and creating
Group 3 will identify the author or authors position and provide evidence to support an argument.
Extension: creating a presentation on their findings
Monitoring class and group discussions
Exit tickets/quick writes
The pre-assessment test can be redone towards the end of the unit as a formative assessment