Sentence Stems and Starters
The setting of the story is . . .
I know I need to multiply because . . .
There are different reasons for migration. One is . . . Another reason is . . .
You may use sentence stems and starters in whole group discussions, small group discussions, writing prompts, and exit tickets.
Resources for Sentence Stems and Starters:
Resources for Anchor Charts:
Varying Levels of Questions
Here are some examples of probing questions, and a video about thin versus thick questions.
- When you used academic vocabulary it really helped me understand your diagram.
- I got a little lost here. Can you tell me more about what you’re thinking and trying to say?
We’ve briefly looked at just a few of the strategies you may already by using. In the first part of this learning series we suggested that you create a personal definition of differentiation as well as a team definition. Let’s add to that. Download the Differentiation Design form and consider differentiation strategies you’re already using successfully as well as strategies you want to explore. Share your thoughts and plans with your team, your administrator, and parents.
Coming soon: quick assessments you can use to plan for differentiation.