Differentiated Reading and Writing Instruction

Differentiated Instruction

Differentiated instruction is a practice used by many to make sure students learn. There isn't a single formula for creating a differentiated classroom, but there are key ideas about differentiation that teachers can pay attention to as they plan for student learning. This handout by Carol Tomlinson displays the characteristics of differentiating curriculum, instruction, and assessment.

Dare to Differentiate Wiki - GREAT wiki with resouces and links for all aspects of DI

Teaching Styles Inventory - Use this twelve item teaching style inventory to self-assess and self-score your teaching style in the areas of concept representation, learning, interaction, and cognitive processing. (Texas Collaborative for Teaching Excellence. CORD, 2005.)

Learning Styles:
Learning styles are important to consider when planning. The following VAK Learning Styles Self-Assessment Questionnaire is available to give students to find their dominant learning preferance.

100 Helpful Web Tools for Every Type of Learner website - organized into the learing styles categories of Visual, Auditory, and Kinesthetic.

Differentiated Instruction resources from Glenn at socialstudiescentral.com

Differentiated Instruction Links - This site offers an extensive list of links to DI resources, including instructional theory, practical teaching tips, and sample lessons.

Differentiated Instruction resources from teachingwIthpurpose.com - great resources!

Differentiated Instruction Lesson Plan Checklist

Strategies that Differentiate Instruction in Grades K-4. This helpful booklet explains the basics of differentiated instruction and offers specific strategies for grades K-3.

Strategies that Differentiate Instruction in Grades 4-12 - This helpful booklet explains the basics of differentiated instruction and offers specific strategies for grades 4-12.

Differentiated Instruction for Secondary Classrooms - This newsletter from AdLit.org is a great resource for middle and high school teachers.

Differentiated Instruction in the English Classroom - This is Chapter 1 of a book by the same name by authors Barbara King-Shaver and Alyce Hunter (Heinemann).

Literature Circle Resources:

Literature Circle Web Resources

Literature Circle Roles and Resource Packet

Literature Circle Blackline Masters: Packet 1, Packet 2

R.A.F.T.S. Writing Resources:

R.A.F.T.S. for Writing

Weblink for 6-12 R.A.F.T.S. from Greece, NY