## Differentiation following Pre-Assessment

by Elisha Rearick
## 1. Group 2

### 1.1. Group Work

1.1.1. To give them a chance to practice, the students were broken into small groups (2 students per group). Each group was given one to two topics to become experts on (nouns and plurals, verbs and adverbs, adjectives and superlatives/comparatives, conjunctions, subject-verb agreement, and pronouns).

1.1.2. Once all of the groups had a chance to do research, students were slit into two groups, each of which had one member of each of the original pairs. The two new groups were each given 12 minutes to teach each other what they learned (2 minutes per person). When time elapsed, each group was given a passage and 10 minutes to correct as many mistakes as possible. When the time was up, whichever group had correctly fixed more mistakes got to have 15 minutes of computer time during quiet work time.

### 1.2. Formative Assessment

1.2.1. In addition, at the end of this lesson, the students in this group will complete an exit slip detailing 3 things they learned, 2 things they want to know more about, and one big question they have.

1.2.2. Teacher will use the "big questions" from Group 3 as challenge questions for this group.

## 2. Group 1

### 2.1. Group Work

2.1.1. These students exhibited knowledge beyond what was expected. In order to expand on their knowledge, they will be given a chance to play a computer game that gets progressively more difficult based on the questions the student answers correctly. This game is ever-expanding, so students will not run out of things to do.

### 2.2. Formative Assessment

2.2.1. At the end of this lesson, the students in this group will complete an exit slip detailing 3 things they learned, 2 things they want to know more about, and one big question they have.

2.2.2. Additionally, teacher will check progress on the game to see if students are actually moving forward in their learning. The game tracks student growth.

2.2.3. Teacher will use the "big questions" from Group 2 as challenge questions for this group.

## 3. Group 3

### 3.1. Group Work

3.1.1. This group of students struggled with the pre-assessment. They came to the station at the back of the room to get additional instruction. Once students received the instruction, teacher gave students a preview of the next lesson (capitalization and punctuation, along with addressing envelopes and writing dates and times correctly) so that they could be the experts the next day in class.

### 3.2. Formative Assessment

3.2.1. At the end of this lesson, the students in this group will complete an exit slip detailing 3 things they learned, 2 things they want to know more about, and one big question they have.

3.2.2. This group's knowledge will be assessed on the additional learning the next day by allowing students to introduce the new grammar topics to their classmates.