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certain questions of the work that still evaluates the skills of the student. For example, if the science quiz has ten questions that designate two questions each to a certain concept or skill. A teacher can allow one student the opportunity to answer five questions in the same time frame as the student answering all ten. This will allow that student the support they need to focus on doing the actual work and not rushing just to finish in time. While giving the teacher the opportunity to see what the student was able to perform on the assigned questions when given the time. Given additional time is a small action that goes a long way. Some students just need more time. Giving those students who need that additional support the chance to show what they know utilizing classroom visuals or same level groups can also be a form of differentiation within the classroom. This allows students to assign each group different tasks based on their level while allow students to work with others on their level, as the entire class is still learning and working on the same skill. Differentiating is not lowering the standards for certain students, it is meeting each student where they are and giving them tools they need to succeed. Reference Bright Hub Education. 2010. Using Differentiation in Science to Teach Every Student. Retrieved from: - teach-every-student/ Hey Tom, For students who need additional support, differentiating strategies could be providing additional time or allowing students to complete certain questions of the work that still evaluates the skills of the student. For example, if the science quiz has ten questions that designate two questions each to a certain concept or skill. A teacher can allow one student the opportunity to answer five questions in the same time frame as the student answering all ten. This will allow that student the support they need to focus on doing the actual work and not rushing just to finish in time. While giving the teacher the opportunity to see what the student was able to perform on the assigned questions when given the time. Given additional time is a small action that goes a long way. Some students just need more time. Giving those students who need that additional support the chance to show what they know. Utilizing classroom visuals or same level groups can also be a form of differentiation within the classroom. This allows students to assign each group different tasks based on their level while allow students to work with others on their level, as the entire class is still learning and working on the same skill. Differentiating is not lowering the standards for certain students; it is meeting each student where they are and giving them tools they need to succeed.

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