Category Archives: Differentiated Instruction

Building Literacy Skills: If You Don’t, Who Will?

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Do you have students in grades 6–12 who rarely read for fun? Don’t feel bad. You’re not alone. According to the nonprofit Common Sense Media, there has been a clear decline over time in the number of students who do. … Continue reading

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What to Do About the Student Who Asks a Zillion Questions

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Ever had a student who can’t seem to answer anything on their own and bombards you with question after question, at every turn? Sure you have. In fact, you can probably name hundreds! It’s so frustrating. You teach a lesson, … Continue reading

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Tom Cruise—a Role Model for Your Learning-Challenged Students? (Recognizing Red Flags)

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What do Richard Branson, Napoleon, Agathe Christie, and Tom Cruise have in common? They are famous people with learning disabilities. Billionaire Richard Branson credits his business acumen to his struggles with dyslexia which affects the way he visualizes words. Napoleon’s … Continue reading

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Learning to Differentiate: Easier Said Than Done

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Although you may not want to admit it, you may not be an expert at every instructional practice. And, differentiation tends to be one of those skills that often end up in the “I’ll-master-that-later” department. Learning to differentiate, like any … Continue reading

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Guided Writing – A DI Tool to Reach & Teach All Writers

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By Laureen Reynolds, SDE Educational Consultant As adults, we make lots of personal resolutions with the advent of each new year. Some of us hope to lose weight, quit a bad habit, or save more money. I would like to take … Continue reading

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