Essay on Resources for Differentiated Instruction

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Introduction
As described by Hall, Strangman, & Meyer (2011), differentiated instruction [DI] allows teachers to build flexibility into their approach and understanding in adapting curriculum to the needs of the student, instead of requiring students to apply modifications they may be ill-equipped to complete (p. 2). In the alternative classroom, with a majority of students ELLs, teachers can adapt DI to set lesson and curriculum goals through a range of instructional and management strategies to engage students through curiosity, promote understanding, and clarify understanding to incorporate learning in the classroom (Laureate Education, Inc., 2010a; Laureate Education, Inc., 2010b). As a teacher become confident in lesson planning, extra flexibility is introduced with the addition of technology that will enhance the framework in which DI can drive instruction. The following resources will be able to enhance the learning environment for learners in my Media Literacy and English language arts classrooms.
Resources
Hall, Strangman, & Meyer (2011) stress developing knowledge of your students from the beginning allows you the freedom to help learners complete and fulfill their understanding of the learning process (p. 4). In order to accommodate readiness knowledge in the alternative English language arts classroom, I will assign reading tasks based upon software that determines student-reading abilities. This free website, Get a Lexile Text Measure, at…