Elementary Differentiation Resources

Published: 3/30/2016 11:49 AM

Articles and Lesson Plans for Differentiation in the Elementary School


“What Works for Differentiating Instruction in Elementary Schools” by Grace Rubenstein: This article provides a variety of ways to incorporate differentiation within a specified amount of time.

“4 Proven Strategies for Differentiating Instruction” by Jill White: Jill White discusses four simple ways to integrate differentiation into the elementary classroom.

“Differentiation of Instruction in the Elementary Grades” by Carol Ann Tomlinson: Tomlinson provides a summary on differentiation and how it can be beneficial to students. 
Below are a set of lesson plans that show differentiated instruction. If you would like to submit your lesson plan for the website, please fill out the lesson plan form and submit to amanda.waldroup@education.ky.gov .

Lesson Plans:
Social Studies

Video Clips:

Applied Differentiation: Making it Work in the ClassroomThis video shows how differentiated instruction is being used to help students progress with money skills.

Differentiated Instruction to Meet the Needs of All Students—Karen Dumond shows how she is integrating differentiation into her unit on the pioneers.
Differentiated Instruction Ignites Elementary School Learning—This video shows how differentiation is embedded into Forest Lake Elementary School's entire curriculum with the use of technology.
Video from Edivation:
Preparation for Differentiation--Elementary: Shows the process for beginning differentiation in the elementary classroom.
Jennifer Pusateri
Office of Next-Generation Learners
Differentiated Learning Branch
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