Pre-Assessment for Differentiation (Group 2,3 and 4: The 12 students who…
Pre-Assessment for Differentiation
5 students who appear to have limited knowledge about the topic, of which 3 are struggling with language and are at different reading levels and 2 students who have little to no comprehension of the the topic and need to be tested further for special needs
3 students struggling with language
Go through flashcards of the different insects name. Ask students to repeat the names of the insects held up.
These students will make an extremely simplified poster with drawings and names of the insects.
These students will then complete a simple flash card matching game. Students will match an image of an insect to the corresponding card with the name of the insect.
2 students who need further testing for special needs
If the students are ready to move on, they will use simple flash cards with an insect and an action. The teacher can hold up the card and call out an instruction, eg: "flutter like a butterfly" the students will then complete the action.
These students will use an app called "Bug Builder", to make their own bugs. This app is very bright, colourful and engaging for young students.
Teacher/teaching assistant works with these students
These students will already have an IEP in place so refer back to this to help differentiate the lesson.
Group 2,3 and 4:
The 12 students who have some knowledge about the topic as shown in their score, but need to develop higher order thinking skills
These students will create a poster using visual aids. There will also be insects the students have not studied in class before. However, they will be able to match cards through a process of elimination and visual prompts.
Once the groups have arranged the cards in the correct place, they will then use these as visual aids to create a poster to share with the class.
These students will play a matching card game to begin with. This will involve matching the image of an insect to the written card containing information (one sentence) about the insect.
5 Students who answered the most
These students will create a poster on the information they have acquired.
Watch a slightly challenging video to learn more about different insects and their life cycles in more detail. Discuss what you learned with with your group.
Use your information about different insects and create a poster using the video as a reference point but no other visual aids. (Aside from our class sight word wall and other class displays).
Draw pictures with your sentences and share these with the rest of the class as a presentation.