Differentiation Following Pre-Assessment (5 Students with Limited…
Differentiation Following Pre-Assessment
5 Students That Performed The Best
Create lessons that are for the most gifted in the room, and then provide structure below that for students that aren't quite ready to be pushed this hard
Allow these students to work together on projects
Encourage these students to help their peers in a mentor-like role. This would include setting up very specific instructions as to how this would be played out
Ask these students what kind of projects they would be interested in
Take this one step further and add an element to the project that will push their understanding of the play
Provide project ideas for students to work on when they're finished with the regular material. This can include things like writing a modern day version of the play!
Provide access to resources that allow students to dive deeper into the content than my instruction (and time) will allow
Offer after school book clubs that are either for the material we learn in class, though the conversations would be at a different level, or different books (they decide)
12 Students Who Have Some Knowledge But need Higher Order Thinking
Develop a weekly and monthly routine to check-in with these students to make sure I understand the material
Provide access to study guides
Seat these students near the students with mastery understanding
Provide tiered lessons to make sure that everyone is getting an appropriate amount of information.
Develop one-minute paper ideas as exit tickets for students
Create literature circle ideas to help them with comprehension
Create formative assessments to use periodically
Create summative assessments
Ask students what resources they think they need that will help them with the material
Have them take the same pre-assessment after reading the third act of the play.
Ask students what kind of projects they think would be most valuable for their learning, and ask why!
5 Students with Limited Knowledge
2 Students with Little or No Comprehension (Possibly Special Needs)
Offer help outside of class - during Remediation or after school
Speak with other teachers to see if these problems are occuring in their classroom
Speak with the Special Education Teacher preemptively to make him/her aware of the possible problem
Begin thinking of formative AND summative assessments for students with these needs
Be conscious of providing extra time for assessments for these students
Be prepared to ask students for their ideas on what projects should be, so they feel included in their own learning
Sit these students close to one another so it will be easy for me to check in with them and monitor their progress
Plan on having slow instruction and literature circles to help students digest content
3 Struggling With Language/At Different Reading Levels
Make sure there are areas of the room that are quiet and without distractions "No Cell Phone Zone"
Develop a routine that allows me to help the students that need additional help to understand the material
Find resources that will help my studies understand and interpret the text on their own, and this includes the audio version of the play
Create Study Guides that won't be collected but that I'll check periodically. This will allow me to know what they know.
Have a graphic novel version of the play in class for students to look through. This will help with understanding and interest.