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Component 1: Differentiation Plan Overview

Student Name: Lindsey Kaler

Lesson(
s)

(before
unit
starts)

Unit Topic: Communication

Content/Activities/
Assignments

Differentiation Approach(es)

Pre-assessment

Used to determine students


readiness and prior knowledge
about verbal and nonverbal
communication.

Check for
Understanding
(Homework)
Discussion Prompts

Choice of Content Presentation


This check for understanding will be
a homework assignment for
students after lesson 2, when
students should have a solid
understanding of verbal and
nonverbal communication.
Tiering
I will administer an exit card to the
whole class at the end of lesson 2.
Using the results of the exit card, I
will group students into tiered
groups for their small group
discussions of Raymond Carvers
Cathedral.
Group 1 will be comprised of
students who are having trouble
understanding the concepts of
verbal and nonverbal
communication. I will spend the
most time with these students
because they need the most
support in reaching the KUDs

On what
basis/bases?

(readiness, learning
profile, interest)

Will determine
readiness

Who benefits?

(Identify specific students or groups of


students)

All students

Interest

Learning Profile
Interest

Daniel he will be able to


show his understanding in a
way that does not require
him to write

Readiness
Charlie the critical
thinking questions in this
assignment (especially for
group 4, which Charlie will
likely be in) will challenge
him
Lupe working in a small
group will give her a better
opportunity to engage with
peers and focusing on
verbal language in a text
may help her develop her
language skills

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Performance
Assessment

related to verbal and nonverbal


communication.
Group 2 will include students who
seem to understand verbal and
nonverbal language in everyday
life, but have trouble identifying
and analyzing it in literature.
Group 3 will include students who
show competence in analyzing
verbal and nonverbal language in
literature and in everyday life, but
struggle with the disunion that can
occur between intention and
reception of communication.
Group 4 will be composed of
students who demonstrate a firm
understanding of all communication
concepts and need to be
challenged by thinking about the
craft of writing, especially how it
relates to communication. After
small group discussions all groups
will share out the big ideas and one
big question from their
discussions that we can start our
whole group discussion with.
RAFT
For the last half of the unit,
students will be working on their
summative assessment. For this
assessment, students will select a
role (actor, director, or
screenwriter), work in a format
(acting, directors notes,
screenplay), gear it towards an
audience, and maintain the topic of
Raymond Carvers Cathedral.

Students who work well in


groups
Students who need to talk
out their ideas with peers to
get a firm understanding of
content

Readiness

All students, but mainly:

Learning Profile

Chantal this assignment


will interest Chantal
because it is a real world
task

Interest

Gary there is plenty of


time and support provided
to complete this task in
class, so he does not have
to rely on support from his
parents (or lack thereof)

Students who work well in


groups