Differentiated Instruction

A Look At Differentiating Instruction: Tips for Teachers
This article provides details on specific, practical strategies for formative assessment, organizing for differentiated group work, and tips for managing a differentiated classroom.
Publication Date: February 2009
Publisher: Center for Comprehensive School Reform and Improvement

Academic Support
This article discusses the design and purpose of academic support programs and offers some representative examples of common forms of academic support.
Publication Date: Updated August 2013
Publisher: Great Schools Partnership

Differentiating Instruction in Response to Student Readiness, Interest, and Learning Profile in Academically Diverse Classrooms: A Review of Literature
This review of literature examines a need for “differentiated” or academically responsive instruction. It provides support in theory and research for differentiating instruction based on a model of addressing student readiness, interest, and learning profile for a broad range of learners in mixed-ability classroom settings.
Authors: Carol Ann Tomlinson, Catherine Brighton, Holly Hertberg, Carolyn M. Callahan, Tonya R. Moon, Kay Brimijoin, Lynda A. Conover, & Timothy Reynolds
Publisher: Journal for the Education of the Gifted

Differentiating the Reading Experience for Students
This strategy guide explains approaches that can help you differentiate the reading experience for students depending on their age, interests, and ability. Sample lesson plans are included.
Author: Phil Wilder
Publisher: National Council of Teachers of English

This article defines differentiation, identifies the difference between differentiating and scaffolding, and illustrates the differentiation concept and its major components strategies.
Publication Date: November 2013
Publisher: Great Schools Partnerships

Differentiation Through Flexible Grouping: Successfully Reaching All Readers
Flexible grouping acknowledges that all grouping patterns—large groups, small groups, teams, partners, and individuals—have value because they all offer the reader slightly different experiences with different outcomes. This document includes descriptions and examples for different grouping strategies.
Author: Michael P. Ford
Publication Date: December 2005 
Publisher: Learning Point Associates

Integrating a Layered Curriculum to Facilitate Differentiated Instruction
This article discusses integrating a layered curriculum as a means of achieving differentiated instruction to match students with activities that best fit their learning needs.
Author: H. Donovan Colding
Publisher: ASCD

UDL Guidelines - Version 2.0: Examples and Resources
Each guideline includes examples and resources that clarify what is meant by each of the UDL
checkpoints and gives teachers ideas of ways to implement UDL in their classrooms.
Publication Date: June 2014
Publisher: National Center on Universal Design for Learning

Using Instructional Routines to Differentiate Instruction: A Guide for Teachers
This publication offers 72 formatted activities called Instructional Routines, which provide a structure for teaching specific foundational reading skills. Included is a table which displays the alignment between the Instructional Routines and the Common Core State Standards organized by the five reading components (phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension).
Author: Marcia Kosanovich
Publication Date: March 2012
Publisher: Center on Instruction

Using Universal Design for Learning to Design Standards-Based Lessons
This article presents a process that teachers can use as they develop standards-based lesson plans. By applying UDL during the lesson planning process, teachers can identify clear goals and develop flexible methods, assessments, and materials that address the needs and preferences of varied learners. General educators and special educators can use this process to develop inclusive lesson plans that address all learners, with and without disabilities.
Authors: Kavita Rao and Grace Meo
Publication Date: November 2016
Publisher: SAGE Journals

What Makes Differentiated Instruction Successful?
This article discusses how differentiating content, process, products, learning environment with ongoing assessment and flexible grouping makes this a successful approach to instruction.
Author: Carol Ann Tomlinson
Publisher: Reading Rockets