How to differentiate by knowing your learner
How will they learn it?
Differentiation: Grouping by Learner Profile
- Most HS dropouts are kinesthetic learners
- Grades K-2 are taught Kinesthetically, 3-6 are taught visually and 7-12 are taught auditorily
- What works well for your learning style (usually the way we teach) may not work for some or even most of your students!
- Your modality indicates what you NEED to concentrate, process, learn and file information.
Review the info on each link below (2 minutes total)
How could this information about your students be useful as their teacher?
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If you want to know what your learning style is and/or the learning style(s) of your students, please click below!
How will you know they've learned it? What will we do if they don't learn it? What will we do if they already know it?
Differentiation: Grouping by Readiness (Flexible Grouping)
Step 1-Concept taught
Step 2-Quick formative assessment-3 questions-varying levels of difficulty, easy to difficult
- The “passed” group moves on to the next unit/engages in an enrichment or more challenging activity using the concept taught
- The "almost passed" group gets a review/remediation activity to reinforce concept taught
- The “not passed yet” group, is re-taught by the teacher in a different way than originally taught
Step 3-Students are given another assessment to make sure all have the concept, class can move on to next concept, etc.
Why does this work?
Students are re-grouped often, sometimes daily depending on how often you use this approach.
Students are grouped by where they are in their learning/knowledge of this unit or concept.
Differentiation: Grouping by Readiness using AIMSweb and Classroom Data
- Leveled text groups
- Paired reading-yellow and green, yellow and red
- Choral reading-green to yellow or red if in small groups or pairs
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