This is a great post! I love how it ties into what we know about learning modalities and the brain. I am currently working on a nonfiction unit, and I'm working on differentiating a lot more within it. We're singing, sketching, and manipulating objects (i.e. I am cutting apart oranges and the students will draw the halves to show a cutaway). We will be making books and creating interactive text feature displays. Of course this is just a flash in the pan, but the point is, this post could not be more timely. I think differentiation is so organic when you just stop to think about student interests and what you observe about your kiddos! Another positive? It's fun for everyone... including the teacher. I have to admit, I am a Google addict. Thank goodness for teachers who share. Thank you!
Well, thank you Ms. Nickerson! I appreciate you adding some additional positive enthusiasm to this post. Differentiated Instruction can sound like a pain, but really it can be fun as well as helpful. And...there is no ONE way to do it. I love the fact that you are singing with your students in your non-fiction unit. Maybe I will sing in the next video post. On second thought, there is a reason I am not the music teacher.
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