It always helps to have examples of specific lesson plans that other teachers have used to help us apply a new or different methodology to our own classrooms. This lesson plan offers a good example of how to present a lesson to the whole class and provide appropriate activities for differentiation and grading, plus tips for how to get started!
When I first started using differentiated instruction in my classroom I was overwhelmed with the logistics of how to start the process and manage it effectively. This PDF provides information about the importance of establishing routines, providing start-up and ending activities, tips for managing groups, etc. Differentiation.com provides many additional resources as well.
This informative article offers a no-nonsense approach to several strategies that can be used in a differentiated classroom. Some of these include flexible grouping, assessment of students' skills, interests and learning styles, tiered assessments, learning centers and more.
Are you looking for specific ways of using embedded supports in your classroom for struggling readers? This article and video provide excellent suggestions for how to offer alternative or extended methods of skill practice through the use of technology skills.
If you are looking for quick, practical solutions for adapting the curriculum to meet the needs of all of your students, you can find it in this article. The author lists a breakdown of specific reading skills and ways to provide additional reinforcement for struggling readers.
Sometimes it seems overwhelming when we are faced with teaching students of varying skill and ability levels. There is so much to teach and so little time! Tomlinson offers practical strategies that can make your job easier. This book outlines different ways to present content and help students make sense of the information (process). She also focuses on the key to managing different levels of progress (product) through assessment.