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Differentiated Instruction in the Classroom

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INTRODUCTION

Students in the classroom have varied abilities and learn at vary*****g r*****es which makes differentiation of instruction a pr*****ctice that supports the learning ***** all students. This work explores what differentiation of instruction is ***** ***** it is not with a particular focus on differentiated instruction in the science *****.

STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM

Most teachers currently use the direct instruction approach and not all ***** are on the same level so achievement ***** ***** up to standards for all students.

***** OF THE STUDY

The use ***** direct instructi***** in science classes doesn't *****ow adequate learning for all students.

PURPOSE OF ***** STUDY

The purpose of this project is to....determine the relationship between measures of student achievements in science classes in grades 9-12 and implementation of differentiated *****on over a period of 1 semester.

***** OF THE STUDY

***** significance of ***** study is to determ*****e the relationship between measures ***** student achievements in science classes in grades ***** and ***** of differentiated *****struction over a ***** of ***** semester.

TERMS & DEFINITIONS

1) Differentiated *****: This is a "bro*****d term that refers ***** a v*****riety of classroom practices that accommodate differences in *****' learn*****g styles, interests, prior knowledge, *****cialization needs, and com*****t zones. On the secondary level, it involves a balance ***** the content and competencies expected on the mandated assessments and various pedagogical opti*****s to maximize durable learning." (Benjamin, 2002)

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LITERATURE REVIEW

The ***** ***** Saldanha (2007) ent*****led; "Differentiated Instruction in Science" reports a study ***** which thirty five students participated that addressed the question of "***** Instruction in Science: What is the effect of student achievement in science and their attitude toward it?" (Saldanha, 2007) The students in this study additionally "shared their feel*****gs *****s the different strategies in the instruction ***** ***** used by the high school science teacher." (Saldanha, 2007)

Differentiated instruction is stated to be "a teaching approach in which educational *****, process, and product are adapted according to student readiness, interest, and learning profile." However differentiated ***** "unlike individualized instruction, in which ***** must be directed ***** the specific ***** and skills of each individual student, ***** ***** addresses ***** needs of ***** clusters." (Education World Pr*****essional Development Strategy of the Week; as cited in Saldanha, 2007) Saldanha states that differentiation is "tailoring instruction to meet individual needs..." and th***** includes differentiation ***** "content, process, products, or the learning environment, the use of ongoing assessment and flexible gro*****ing ***** this a successful approach to *****." (Saldanha, 2007)

There is "no recipe for *****" but instead is directly related to the professional*****m of the t*****er and is a "way ***** thinking about teaching and learning ***** values the individual and can be translated into classroom practice in many *****s. To reach the ***** of all students' differentiated *****struction is becoming more typical in all classes from kindergarten through grade twelve." (*****, 2007) According to Tomlinson (1999) the teacher needs to "make these accommodations

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