Differentiating Instruction for students needs is so incredibly important. Not every child learns in the exact same way and that is O.K.A.Y!
I was given this amazing booklet of ideas in University and I tend to refer back to it a lot.
I have also adapted instruction through:
- tests- In my grade three, four, and five classroom, I created three different tests on a social studies outcome. They were not developed for each grade but rather for three different groups of students.
- Guided Reading- In guided reading, I grouped alike students by their abilities and they would therefor work together.
- Mathematics- In mathematics, the students would be grouped in at their tables by their grade, but the students would also occassionaly work together with alike students.
- Assignments- There were several ways that I differentiated instruction for my students. Some ways were to: give some students extra support, writing sentences in easier terms, giving students ‘extra’ work if they are done early.