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Teaching Reading K-2 Workshop.

Differentiating Instruction: Before You Watch

Before You Watch

Session Preparation

Materials Needed.

Grade-level text.

Throughout this session, questions are posed to guide you through the topic. If you are working in a group, discuss your responses; if you are working alone, reflect on them in your journal.

To prepare for the workshop session, you will tap your prior knowledge, read two articles on differentiating instruction, and review important terms.


What do you already know?

Print and complete the Differentiating Instruction Chart (PDF).


Save your Differentiating Instruction Chart to update and revise throughout the session.


Read these articles:

Grouping for Literacy Instruction Part: 1 | 2 (PDF)
Paratore, J. "Grouping for Instruction in Literacy: What We've Learned About What's Working and What's Not." The California Reader 33, no. 4, (2000): 2-10.

Flexible Groups Part: 1 | 2 (PDF)
Radencich, M. C., L. J. McKay, and J. R. Paratore. "Keeping Flexible Groups Flexible: Grouping Options." In Radencich, M. C., and L. J. McKay, eds. Flexible Grouping for Literacy in the Elementary Grades, 25-41. Boston, Mass.: Allyn and Bacon, 1995.


Review these important terms:


Revise your chart:

Return to your Differentiating Instruction Chart. Add any new thoughts, ideas, or questions based on your readings and review of important terms.


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