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Classroom Makeover:

Day 4
Liz Fogarty
fogartye@ecu.edu
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Participants will be able to tier lessons to
increase the level of rigor offered to gifted
learners to promote greater student learning
and decrease boredom.
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Participants will view examples of cubing and
determine one way to utilize cubing in their own
situation to promote greater student
understanding of content material.
BIG IDEAS, REAL WORLD PROBLEMS
AND AUDIENCES
Monday: Making a Blueprint
Tuesday: Foundational Support
ASSESSMENT, COMPACTING, AND
INDEPENDENT PROJECTS
TIERED
INSTRUCTION
Wednesday: Additions
The Equalizer
Based on the work of Carol Ann Tomlinson
1. Foundational Transformational
2. Concrete Abstract
3. Simple Complex
4. Fewer Facets Multi-facets
5. Smaller Leap Greater Leap
6. More Structured More Open
7. Clearly Defined Problems Fuzzy Problems
8. Less Independence Greater Independence
9. Slower Quicker
Ms. logarLy's 3
Lh
Crade Class
Time Whole Class Compacted Student
8:05
Morning
Activities
Choose to read or write Same
8:20

Reading
Workshop
Reading novels of choice,
Writing about your reading,
Guided Reading, Small group
projects
We just finished reading The Birchbark
House by Louise Erdrich. We created a large
display with our reviews to send to Ms.
Erdrich. We are also writing her letters
telling her how we felt about the book,
suggesting she write more like it, and asking
her to come to our school for a visit some
time.
9:05
Writing
Workshop
During this time the class is
expected to write on their topic of
choice. Usually a mini-lesson is
presented on some topic of need or
interest.
Young Writers Group
9:55
Scrabble
The entire 5
tournament style.
Same
10:45 Math
5
th
graders go to math with different
teachers
I got 100% on the Multiplication
pretest. I am working on a project of
my choice.
11:30
Recess and
Lunch
Outside recess, then lunch Same
12:40
Social Studies
Participate in discussion on Native
American bias
(Evaluation Level)
Same
1:25
Read Aloud
Listen to or give a book talk Same
1:50
Phy Ed
Fitness Friday Stations Same
2:15
Word Study
Participate in mini-lesson on words that
have the !l sound
I passed the spelling section on the
pretest with 100%. I will search for
my 10 words.
2:50
Dismissal
YEAH! YEAH!
Possibilities for Replacement Activities

Small seminar groups for advanced studies

Mentors to guide in learning advanced content or pursuing independent


studies

Units or assignments that are self-directed, such as creative writing,


game creation, creative and critical thinking training

Accelerated curriculum based on advanced concepts

More challenging content

Interest or learning centers

Literature circles

Move to more advanced grammatical unit- adjective clauses, etc.


OPTIONS FOR CREATING TIERED LESSONS
Thursday: Customization
Tiered Activities
Tiered Instruction features:
!Whole group introduction and initial
instruction
!Identification of developmental
differences
!Increase or Decrease the:
!Abstraction
!Extent of Support
!Sophistication
!Complexity of goals,
resources, activities
& products
The Equalizer
Based on the work of Carol Ann Tomlinson
1. Foundational Transformational
2. Concrete Abstract
3. Simple Complex
4. Fewer Facets Multi-facets
5. Smaller Leap Greater Leap
6. More Structured More Open
7. Clearly Defined Problems Fuzzy Problems
8. Less Independence Greater Independence
9. Slower Quicker
WhaL ls Lhe concepL?
Pairsofstudentsare
givenasetofreal-
numbercardsanda
blanknumberline.
Studentsmustsort
theircardsand
decidewhereto
placeeachonthe
numberline.
Studentscomplete
thelessonbywriting
eachnumberonthe
numberline.
Pairsofstudentsare
givenasetofreal-
numbercardsanda
blankVenndiagram
whichhasthree
overlappingcircles
labeledasfollows:
numbersgreaterthan
1!,numberslessthan
3.5,andnumbers
between0and15.
Studentswriteeach
numberinthe
appropriatecircle.
Pairsofstudentsare
givenasetofreal-
numbercardsanda
blankVenndiagram
whichhasthree
overlappingcircles
whicharenotlabeled.
Studentsmustsort
theircardsanddecide
onlabelsforeachof
thecircles.Then
studentswriteeach
numberinthe
appropriatecircle.
Which tier is which?
ls Lhls lesson Llered by conLenL, process, or producL?
Pairsofstudentsare
givenasetofreal-
numbercardsanda
blanknumberline.
Studentsmustsort
theircardsand
decidewhereto
placeeachonthe
numberline.
Studentscomplete
thelessonbywriting
eachnumberonthe
numberline.
Pairsofstudentsare
givenasetofreal-
numbercardsanda
blankVenndiagram
whichhasthree
overlappingcircles
labeledasfollows:
numbersgreaterthan
1!,numberslessthan
3.5,andnumbers
between0and15.
Studentswriteeach
numberinthe
appropriatecircle.
Pairsofstudentsare
givenasetofreal-
numbercardsanda
blankVenndiagram
whichhasthree
overlappingcircles
whicharenotlabeled.
Studentsmustsort
theircardsanddecide
onlabelsforeachof
thecircles.Then
studentswriteeach
numberinthe
appropriatecircle.
ls Lhls lesson Llered by lnLeresL, learnlng sLyle,
or readlness?
Pairsofstudentsare
givenasetofreal-
numbercardsanda
blanknumberline.
Studentsmustsort
theircardsand
decidewhereto
placeeachonthe
numberline.
Studentscomplete
thelessonbywriting
eachnumberonthe
numberline.
Pairsofstudentsare
givenasetofreal-
numbercardsanda
blankVenndiagram
whichhasthree
overlappingcircles
labeledasfollows:
numbersgreaterthan
1!,numberslessthan
3.5,andnumbers
between0and15.
Studentswriteeach
numberinthe
appropriatecircle.
Pairsofstudentsare
givenasetofreal-
numbercardsanda
blankVenndiagram
whichhasthree
overlappingcircles
whicharenotlabeled.
Studentsmustsort
theircardsanddecide
onlabelsforeachof
thecircles.Then
studentswriteeach
numberinthe
appropriatecircle.
Cublng example
Cublng
LxploraLlon Cube Lxample
Pow ls exploraLlon from
Lhe pasL dlfferenL Lo more
currenL exploraLlon?
Pow should exploraLlons
be conducLed ln Lhe 21
cenLury?

WhaL ls LxploraLlon?

WhaL beneflLs are Lhere
Lo exploraLlon?
WhaL common
characLerlsLlcs do all
explorers possess?

Pow has exploraLlon
changed over Llme?
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Choose a Loplc/concepL LhaL you would llke Lo dlfferenLlaLe and apply
any of Lhe followlng concepLs from Lhls week: Llerlng, compacLlng,
lnfuslng real world problems or audlences .
Work Time
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CreaLe one form or oLher resource LhaL would allow you Lo use one
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uslng a smarL phone or oLher recordlng devlce,
record a shorL vldeo message LhaL you would
use Lo lnLroduce/explaln one of Lhe sLraLegles
you learned abouL Lhls week Lo a fellow
Leacher and encourage hlm/her Lo use lL.
Average
Level
Advanced
Level
Remedial
Level
rlmary Cb[ecLlves / 1oplcs / Skllls

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Mlnlmum 8equlremenLs
Build a complex machine which is made up of at least two simple machines
and can move a roll of pennies 3 feet.
Best Books for
Differentiation
All thinking begins
with wonder.
- SocraLes
Our job is not to make up anybodys
mind, but to open minds and to make the
agony of decision-making so intense
you can escape only by thinking.
-lred lrlendly
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Questions??