Differentiated Instruction

Sample Strategies

You can differentiate according to how students learn best, what interests them, and/or readiness for content. Here is an example of a quick assessment of learning styles based on the Seven Wonders.

There are many low-prep, high-impact strategies to facilitate differentiated instruction. Here is one strategy you can use as an interactive vocabulary activity.

You can modify the content of a lesson to address different readiness levels in your classroom. One way to do this is to create tiered lessons. Here's an example of a two-tiered lesson for the concept of patterns in Elementary Math.

These strategies are presented as part of SDE's Differentiated Instruction: Theory Into Practice training. For more information about this and other differentiated instruction trainings, click here.