2015 - 2016 Differentiation

Kelly Gardner

Differentiated Instruction on Many Levels

Make it unique...

Differentiation can occur in many ways: news, feedback, opportunities, extended learning, presentation of material, etc. Please take a look at some of the ways I've differentiated student learning below. You will find:

~ News items that present information in various formats
~ Feedback that gives students more than just words
~ Extra learning opportunities that encourage enrichment/remediation
~ Presentations that encourage participation

News Enrichment Opportunities

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Remediation Opportunities

Extra Learning Opportunity

Read the details for the project below:

This opportunity is to replace the major grade for a given unit. By completing this optional assignment, students will create a new, unique project for the particular unit, which demonstrates knowledge of the entire unit. You can do this in the form of a PowerPoint, Word Doc, etc. It can be a link to an outside project (Prezi, Padlet, etc.), but it must be able to be viewed by anyone and it must be submitted to the dropbox. You are basically creating a project that can teach the unit to someone else. It should cover all the material in the unit. Remember, you will be graded according to the effort put forth and mastery demonstrated.


Students may complete this for up to 2 units only.


DO NOT COPY AND PASTE WORDING FROM INTERNET SOURCES.

•Create your own project (Padlet, PowerPoint, Website, etc.)

•The project should contain at least 8 resources that a student could use to study for this unit.


•Resources can include websites, videos, online texts, etc.


•Be sure that each source is HELPFUL for STUDYING


•No images


•Each resource should contain a 3-5 sentence (correct grammar, capitalization, and punctuation) description about how/why the resource can be used.


DO NOT COPY AND PASTE WORDING FROM INTERNET SOURCES.


•This should demonstrate your knowledge of the ENTIRE unit and be something that others can study. Do not choose only one item from the unit. It should cover all topics from the unit.


•Submit to the dropbox that counts as the final project for that unit.


DO NOT COPY AND PASTE WORDING FROM INTERNET SOURCES.


https://www.smore.com/q0j72-last-weeks-of-school

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Sample Feedback & Rubric with Key Area Indicators

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Sample Course Update Email

Hello parents & students,

Here is my course update newsletter. At this point in the week, late work should be graded. Items that were submitted after March 1st are still being graded. There are a few points to note below, in addition to reading my course update newsletter:

1. Our next due date is March 10th (this Thursday)
2. GaVS grade reporting calls should have gone out on Wednesday. Please be advised that the student's grade in the gradebook are the most accurate. The phone calls that went out Wednesday are accurate as of Tuesday night before the call Check the student gradebook for the most accurate grade.
3. Discussions should be complete (1 initial post + 2 replies) by the due date. Please see my discussion policy in my newsletter.
4. Conduct reminder: all student work is expected to be original for each class, each semester, regardless of prior courses taken.
5. Have a great weekend!

Please read my newsletter below:
https://www.smore.com/p8qs9-english-course-update

Thanks,
Mrs. Gardner