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Differentiated Instruction

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Differentiated instruction helps to alleviate the complication of instructing multiple learning modalities and plan for all students in one simple lesson plan. How does it work? What are the recommended instructional strategies? In the article, ‘Creating Lesson Plans for all Learners’ the authors give an example of how to plan using differentiated instruction. Their lesson plan format includes: 1) State the objective of the lesson; 2) State the learner focus of the lesson; 3) Include activities that will enable the students to get engaged and interact; 4) State a closure summary i.e. overview of the lesson; 5) State any lesson extensions such as any follow-up activities; 6) Include independent practice activities; 7) Include an evaluation format; 8) Reteach lesson in future lessons (reiteration and confirmation that lesson was understood by students). In another article, ‘Teacher Learning through Self-Regulation’, the focus is on the teacher being able to regulate themselves (Katie Tricarico, Diane Yendol-Hoppey, 2012). Self-regulation is a big part of integration and programming for differentiated instruction and can be defined as “concerning itself with a teacher’s conscious goal-setting and proactive stance towards making a change in the classroom” (Katie Tricarico, Diane Yendol-Hoppey, 2012). It is…show more content…
Response to Intervention is described as a tiered, integrated system of assessment and instruction with Tier 1 being its main component and considered the preventative stage of tiered instruction (Ruth E. Jones, 2012). Tier 1 is the core programming stage before any identification has been implemented for a child and it is viewed as the preventative stage where possible and it is evidence-based (Ruth E. Jones,
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