Using the “Differentiated Instruction: Maximizing the Learning of All Students” and what you have learned, address the scenario below:

Mr. Green has taught high school Spanish for 10 years. He would like to start differentiating instruction and needs to make some changes to his current classroom practices, which are described below:

  • 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.

Explain why each of Mr. Green’s classroom practices are not a differentiated practice and describe what he can do differently with each of them.

*****Assessment Description W/5

For this assignment, you will select the grade level “Class Profile” that most closely matches your program of study. Students who select the kindergarten grade level will reference the “Kindergarten: Sight Words Guided Reading Lesson Plan” when completing the assignment.

For the assignment, complete the following steps and sections on the lesson plan:

  1. Review the appropriate grade level “Class Profile” document to learn about the students in the class.
  2. Review the lesson plan associated with your grade level to become familiar with the lesson.
  3. Using what you learned about the students on the “Class Profile,” complete the “Classroom and Student Factors/Grouping” section of the lesson plan. Identify a small group (3-5 students) who could benefit from specific differentiation/UDL strategies. At least one student in the group should be dyslexic or struggling with reading.
  4. Complete the “Technology” section of the lesson plan by selecting and describing specific technology that could be used to increase student engagement in the lesson. Justify your selection
  5. Complete the “Dyslexia Instructional Strategy and Justification” section of the lesson plan by selecting a specific strategy that could be used to improve reading, decoding, and comprehension skills for the student with dyslexia/struggling with reading and justify your selection.
  6. Complete the “Differentiation Strategies and Justification” section of the lesson plan by identifying three additional differentiation/UDL strategies you could implement with the group when teaching the lesson. Justify each of the strategies by explaining how it could improve lesson understanding and achievement of lesson objectives for students in the group.
  7. Complete the “Assessment Differentiation” section of the lesson plan by identifying two strategies for differentiating assessment for students in the group. One of the strategies should be specifically for the student with dyslexia. Justify your selections and how each assessment aligns to the standards and learning objectives.
  8. Complete the “Reflection” section at the end of the lesson plan.