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Differentiation Quiz: True or False?

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incorporates a variety of
strategies.
It is important for the
teacher to establish the
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different learning needs.
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Consequently they will be
all students.
working at different tasks
much of the time.
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students are readiness, interest, and/or
always grouped learning profile. Readiness
homogeneously refers to the skill level and
(based on background knowledge of
readiness). the child. A student¡¯s
learning profile includes
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learning style, grouping
preferences, and
environmental
preferences.
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at all times. some lower level.
To demonstrate
5. Differentiation
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student may solve a
some students entation.asp
problem set, while another
and less to others.
builds a model.
Teachers can also get
information about student
learning styles by asking
students how they learn
best and by observing
student activities.
6. A Differentiated How is it Implemented?
Identifying environmental
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preferences includes
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determining whether
students work best in large
or small groups and what
environmental factors
might contribute to or
inhibit student learning.
Learning contract gives
7. A learning teachers a way to DI in the
contact is used classroom, students are
with students who F decide in what ways their
have behavior education will be
problems. structured vary on specific
student need.
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Tiered assignments are
8. Tiering designed to instruct
What does it look like for reading?
assignments students on essential skills
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are watered down different levels of
for slow students. complexity, abstractness,
and open-endedness.
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guides
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differentiated
instruction.
Specified ongoing
activities on which
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work. assignments that students
can work on throughout a
unit. It is busy work.

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