For the dinosaur assignment, she may have students in tier one create a brochure telling why dinosaurs are extinct, tier two may design an imaginary interview with a dinosaur, and tier three debate reasons for extinction.
Try it risk-free Teachers need to design and deliver instruction that meets the needs of all learners. This lesson defines tiered instruction and describes how it is used in the classroom.
Hazel is a teacher who wants to meet the needs of all her students no matter what level they're on.
Some are more visual and can create models of work; some are interpersonal and would rather create a play.
If she were grouping students in a product tier, she may have one group create a diorama of the Jurassic Period, another put on a performance of that time, and, finally, one to create a timeline.
After groups have had a chance to work on their own level, they come back together to share what they learned and to listen to what other groups have experienced.
When Hazel creates tiered assignments, she makes sure they are: In other words, each tier level has different types of assignments focused towards the same learning goals and objectives.As a member, you'll also get unlimited access to over 79,000 lessons in math, English, science, history, and more.Plus, get practice tests, quizzes, and personalized coaching to help you succeed.Tier one students may simply sort the models according to size, tier two students list similarities and differences, and tier three compare and contrast them.Differentiating by product means Hazel groups students according to their learning preferences, or ways they're best at succeeding as students.She also has a responsibility to make sure all students learn the same fundamental concepts and skills.How does she make sure all students are appropriately challenged?Higher levels, like analyzing and synthesizing, are given to higher tiers.In our dinosaur example above, lower tier levels simply listed theories, while higher levels applied their research, analyzing, and synthesizing.When Hazel uses tiered instruction in her classroom, she develops curriculum that has differing levels, then places students in the appropriate group.She uses several resources to determine student grouping, including data from observations, classwork, interest levels, and work habits.