Differentiated Instruction Teacher Resources
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Lyddie: An Instructional Unit Resource Guide
Katherine Paterson’s young adult novel Lyddie is the foundation of a differentiated instruction unit that not only explores the rise of industrialization and labor but women’s rights issues as well. The resource links, list of activities, assessment tools, and template for planning modifications make this a powerful teacher resource.
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Forearm Pass/Setting
Here is a beautifully designed volleyball lesson plan on the forearm pass/bump and overhead pass/set. It includes a detailed PowerPoint presentation and set of instructional guidelines, skill cues, and lists of strategies for differentiating instruction.
4 mins 6th - 10th Physical Education CCSS: Adaptable
Are You Absolutely Sure of the Value? - Grade Seven
In a math journal, seventh graders address the questions of using variables and notation in real-world math problems. In groups, they arrange themselves in order of birthdate, then subtract the number of their month from seven (for July). These numbers become the integers for a number line investigation on absolute values.
6th - 8th Math CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Recognizing Geometric Shapes
Young mathematicians explore the beauty of geometry with this cross-curricular math and visual arts activity. Over the course of four or five days, children observe and discuss the geometric and organic shapes found in two pieces of artwork, before eventually creating there own mobiles that demonstrate their newly acquired knowledge about shapes.
4 mins K - 4th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Fraction and Decimal Equivalency
Mathematicians make representations of fractional parts of a whole and learn that a decimal is another way to represent a fractional part. Understanding is extended by comparing and ordering fractions and decimals on a number line. This high-quality resoucre comes complete with student handouts.
3rd - 5th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Comparing and Contrasting
Teach your third graders to compare and contrast literary elements in two different works on related topics. A pre-assessment activity asks young readers to identify story elements such as character, setting, plot, and main idea. Pairs then record the similarities and differences between the two poems or stories on a Venn diagram.
3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Create a graphic autobiography integrating images and text. Working within the structure of the programs Comic Life and Photoshop, pupils integrate the Principles of Design. They focus on balance, rhythm, proportion, and text structure. The lesson provides assessment, differentiated instruction, and enrichment options.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
What role does geography play in the development of a culture? How does ancient Greek culture still influence civilization today? These and other questions are explored in a unit study of Ancient Greece. The overview of the unit provided in this resource includes the unit and lesson objectives, essential questions, links to daily plans, graphic organizers, timed activities, a vocabulary list, and differentiated instruction strategies.
9th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Combinations and Permutations
Ninth graders explore combinations and permutations. In this discrete mathematics lesson, 9th graders examine hypothetical situations to gain an understanding of the difference between a combination and a permutation. The lesson provides for differentiated instruction and uses real-world application problems.
Brick by Brick
Kindergarteners create an illustrated class book detailing their experiences creating adobe bricks and building a house that the Big Bad Wolf cannot blow down. Richly detailed, the lesson not only includes a recipe for Adobe bricks but also includes a discussion of man-made and natural materials, differentiated instruction support, extensions and connections.
K English Language Arts
What's My Point: Persuasive Writing
Why do readers need to know an author’s purpose? How do you figure out what that purpose is? Guide your pupils through a series of activities that show them how to identify various techniques and structures used in persuasive writing. They then draft their own persuasive piece.
4th - 7th English Language Arts
Fraction and Decimal Equivalency - Grade Four
Investigate fraction and decimal equivalencies by using base-ten blocks and grid paper to determine the relationships. Your young mathematicians will compare and order the fractions and decimals to increase their understanding of the concepts.
4th - 5th Math
Can History Be Rewritten?
Can history be rewritten? Or, more precisely, is history documented accurately? High school juniors and seniors compare primary source material with secondary sources. For example, they compare President Roosevelt's December 29, 1940 fireside chat with a summary of the speech.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
What's Shaking? Three-Lesson Unit
Your young architects use the Internet to research tall structures or sky scrapers to help in the design of their scale drawings. This is lesson plan one of three in which learners design, build, and test model skyscrapers for seismic safety.
6th - 7th English Language Arts