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Differentiated Instruction in the Classroom

***** ONE

INTRODUCTION

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

STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM

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

***** ***** THE STUDY

The ***** ***** direct instruction in science classes doesn't allow 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 *****struction over a period of 1 semester.

***** OF THE *****

The significance of this study is to determine ***** relationship between measures ***** student achievements in ***** classes in grades ***** and implementation of differentiated *****struction over a period of 1 semester.

TERMS & DEFINITIONS

1) Differentiated Instruction: This is a "broad term ***** refers to a variety of classroom practices that accommodate differences in *****' learning styles, interests, prior knowledge, socialization needs, and comfort 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 *****." (Benjamin, 2002)

CHAPTER TWO

***** REVIEW

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

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

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

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