How to differentiate without more resources

A quick way to differentiate without 10 different worksheets. Give students options with how they present/ apply their learning. For example:

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ThChallenge descriptionse use of options allows students to chose the activity they are most suited to- and there are no obvious “you do this task because you are targeted an A, you do this one because your target is a D”. To  try and help student’s chose tasks are often categorised with a key “S”, “D” or “Q”. Students know what the codes mean with the use of the key to the left- and surprisingly they don’t all chose the easiest one!

 

 

The main benefits include:

  • Greater effort from students- they have ownership of the task and as a result general produce better outcomes.
  • Pupil voice has been highly positive.
  • This is not resource heavy, it is not time consuming.
  • It is personalised learning- stretch and challenge for all.

 

So some ideas for option tasks (many thanks to all the people who gave me these ideas in the first place):

  1. Create a leaflet which…
  2. Create a newspaper article for the following headline …
  3. Create 5 newspaper headlines to show different viewpoints.
  4. Create a storyboard to show….
  5. Write a diary entry/ blog post/ letter/ script/ poem.
  6. Create a mind map.
  7. Draw 10 images which show….
  8. Create a model to show…
  9. Design a machine which…
  10. Produce a collage that…
  11. Design a lesson starter…
  12. Write a quiz which tests…
  13. Produce a word search with 10 key words…
  14. Create a facebook/ twitter/ snapchat page
  15. Design a google logo…
  16. Create a timeline to…
  17. Interview 3 people on their opinion on…
  18. Draw/write a before and after…
  19. Create a game which…
  20. How would you prove … design an experiment to prove it!
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