Among The Hidden: Differentiation In The Classroom

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Compared to traditional classrooms, differentiated instruction considers the diversity of all learners, utilizes assessments to design instruction, and utilizes their learning style and interest during lessons. Differentiation methods may include learning contracts, tiered activities, and choice boards (Tomlinson, 2001). Recently, I observed a teacher include differentiation within her lesson. The strategy used was to allow students to pick one of two books to read. Initially, the class had been assigned to read Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief. However, as the class progressed through the reading activity some students struggled with reading the book. As a result, the teacher introduced an alternate book, Among the Hidden that students
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