Tiered: Lessons and Assignments. February 2009 TAG Office 503-916-3358 www.tag.pps.k12.or.us. 1. In our last episodes…. Characteristics of Gifted Students Grouping Strategies. The Big Picture. And Now…Back to our regularly scheduled program. We bring you Tiered Assignments.
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Characteristics of Gifted Students
We bring you Tiered Assignments
Tiered assignments are a differentiation strategy wherelearning tasks and projects are developed, based on assessed student need.
Tiered assignments are intended to provide a better instructional match between students and their needs.
TASK for different levels
PROCESS for different levels
PRODUCT appropriately to demonstrate learning
Make a list of descriptive, sensory and/or comparative words to describe your chocolate.
Create 3 SIMILES to help someone understand how you feel about your chocolate.
Create a warning label to attach to your chocolate.
Finish these analogies:
Chocolate is to stress as ___________
Is to ___________________.
Chocolate is to happiness as ________
Is to ___________________.
Research, Interview, Read book, Use Internet….
Perform, create, present, write….
THE STANDARD L3. Explain why plants and animals reproduce their own kind
Strategic: Observe and show structures of an insect larva and of an insect adult (mealworm, wax worm, milkweed bug, silkworm or butterfly)
On-level: Show the life cycle of a wax worm (mealworm, milkweed bug, silkworm or butterfly)
Advanced: Compare the stages of the life cycle of a wax worm to the life cycle of another insect
Create an informational brochure meeting E2 Standard: Identify causes of Earth’s surface changes—Identify effects of wind and water on Earth materials using appropriate models:
HS.1 Structure and Function:
HS.1.PS.1 Describe the atomic model and explain how electron configuration is related to the Periodic Table and to chemical properties.
Compare and contrast the atomic model, electron configuration and chemical properties of an alkali metal, halogen, and noble gas and explain the placement of each in the periodic table.
Based on the atomic model, electron configuration and chemical properties of an alkali metal, halogen, and noble gas, explain the placement of each in the periodic table and create a method for describing the chemical properties of other elements based on their relative position to these elements in the periodic table.
When you choose materials at various reading levels and complexity of content, you are tiering by resources.
Use this when there is an activity in which varied resources could be matched with student needs and readiness.
This tiering option can be presented as a choice to students, based on their different learning styles and preferences.
or expert in a particular field
At times, you may form groups based on learning preferences.
Once again, giving students options to show their understanding helps them feel more in control of their own learning, thus providing incentive to produce quality products.
Choose a way to represent the main character in the story:
Musical- Develop a song/rap to represent the main character.
Verbal/Linguistic- Write an acrostic poem describing the main character.
Logical- Diagram the main character’s relationship with others in the book.
content to support the standard?
Be sure that the tasks you design are truly more advanced and not simply MORE work.
Matches individual need to content
General enough to apply to all tiers
Key concepts are clear and included
The Standard that students need to meet is clear
Students understand how the varied activities, resources, products, etc help them demonstrate key concepts or State Standards
Make sure the key concepts are
evaluated separately from the
The Standard that students need to meet is clear.
Key Concepts are included, but general enough to apply to all tiers.
Regardless of assignment, activity (or “tier”) students understand how their work demonstrates the standard.
Quality, Effort, or Career Related Learning Standards (CRLS)
Criteria for Quality of Product, Measured Effort, or CRLS is separate from the evaluation of proficiency in meeting the standard.
Neat, Organized, On-Time work is recognized, but not directly tied to meeting the Standard.
Differentiating Instruction in the Regular Classroom by Diane Heacox
How to Differentiate Instruction in the Mixed-Ability Classroom by Carol Ann Tomlinson
Tiering Assignments & Compacting Curriculum: It’s for Everyone! By Lynda Rice
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Resources for Tiered Assignments
Tiered Assignments ppt
K-5 w/common message