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Tiered assignments are ways of supporting concept development and meeting the different learning needs in a group.
Teachers may vary:
For Best Practices, tiered activities are fundamental because:
Step 1: Read article, “Productive Group Work” and annotate as you read.
Step 2: Consider the following questions:
Step 3: Discuss these questions with a partner.
Step 4: Share your thoughts with the larger group.
For WCS, there are 6 major points to development of tiered activities:
1) Start with grade-level standardsfrom the WCS Pacing Guide.
2) On Day 1, “pre-teach” the standard as a whole-group lesson.
5) Modify the content into four progressive levels of depth and complexity using Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy
6) Differentiate by processes and products
Use a pre-made assessment from ClassScapes or SchoolNet (may be the same as the pre-test) that directly aligns with the identified Standard. Assess the students as a whole group to see what has been gained since the pre-assessment. Determine next steps (including regrouping or use of processes and products from Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy that require even higher levels of thinking and problem-solving).