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Differentiation

In any given class, at least in the district where I work, there is a huge range of abilities. There may be one or two students above grade level, some on grade level, some who struggle with reading, some ELLs, and some with other special education needs, all in the same classroom. In order for students to be successful…

In my first year of teaching, all of my students did the same assignment at the same time. Choices were limited. Maybe students could pick one of two extension activities at the end of reading a short story, but individual students working on different assignments of their choosing didn’t happen. As I grew more experienced in the classroom, I also grew more comfortable with students making choices and working independently…