Barnhart Elementary School. Reaching ALL students through differentiation Ms . Farren. What is differentiation?. D ifferentiation is “changing the pace, level, or kind of instruction you provide in response to individual learners’ needs, styles, or interests.” ( Heacox , 2011).
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Reaching ALL students through differentiation
Instruction can be differentiated through:
Teachers can differentiate:
Differentiation can be:
Some students play an addition game with sums up to 6, while other students are playing the same addition game with sums up to 12.
While playing the same addition game, some students will be able to look at the numbers and quickly think of the sum in their head, while other students may need to use manipulatives, such as cubes to build 2+3.
Using an addition game, students are still learning to add and the concepts of addition (putting together), yet not all students have the ability to write number sentences so they are using flash cards to practice addition.
Heacox, D. (2012). Differentiating instruction in the regular classroom. Minneapolis: Free Spirit Publishing Inc.