Differentiation in the Elementary Classroom
Ensuring Success for all Children

 

Differentiating instruction means teaching the same material to all students using a variety of

instructional strategies. It also requires the teacher to deliver lessons at many different levels

of difficulty based on the ability levels of each student. Assessment is necessary to ensure all

student have learned the material presented. 

 

Teachers who practice differentiation in the classroom may do one, some, or all of the following: 


  • Design lessons based on students’ learning styles.
  • Group students by shared interest, topic or ability for assignments.

  • Assess students’ learning using formative assessment.
  • Manage the classroom to create a safe and supportive environment.
  • Continually assess and adjust lesson content to meet students’ needs.
Topic:
Differentiation
Themes:
Assessment
Collaborative Learning
Differentiaion
Special Education
Focus Content Area:
Education
Grade Level:
3