Describe at least four significant ways in which differentiated instruction differs from traditional classroom instruction

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1. Describe at least four significant ways in which differentiated

instruction differs from traditional classroom instruction.

(Your answer cannot exceed 500 words.)

2. How can teachers get to know their students? Make sure to include

the three characteristics of students that are important for

differentiating instruction and give at least two examples of how

teachers can learn about each.

(Your answer cannot exceed 750 words.)

3. Ms. Hasbro has taught high-school English for ten years. She would like to start

differentiating instruction and needs to make some changes. 

a. Explain why each of Ms. Hasbro's classroom practices listed below is not a

differentiated practice. (25 points)

b. Describe what Ms. Hasbro can do differently with each of them. (25 points)

 Delivers instruction primarily by lecturing

 Does not permit students to retake tests they have failed

 Records zeros for missing assignments

 Groups students at the beginning of the year based on the previous year's

achievement test scores

 Gives bonus points for classroom participation

 Gives a test every Friday

(Your answer cannot exceed 1000 words.)

4. Think back to one of the classes you taught last semester (or earlier this

semester). Describe both the class and how you conducted it. Describe five

elements that you would change to make it more differentiated. (Make sure to

include at least one each for content, process, and product.)

(cannot exceed 750 words.)

5. What is differentiated instruction? (Be specific and detailed) (500


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