Three Areas of Differentiation

Differentiated Word Associations

There are three areas in which a student's educational needs may be differentiated.They are as follows:


Often dictated by a course of study based on average performance at grade level. Content can be differentiated by providing materials at varied ability or grade levels in the classroom. In standards-based curriculum, one can increase rigor by incorporating standards at a higher grade level. Reading materials are a common way to differentiate content. Differentiation of content can offer the student the chance to proceed at different paces.


Using diverse activities that are varied to meet student interests or preferences for learning. For example, when learning about biomes a kinetic (hands-on, movement oriented) learner might prefer to build a model whereas a linguistic learner might prefer to research and read materials related to the topic.


Student will have a choice in ways to demonstrate their understanding of the concepts learned to their classroom facilitator.