Sample Differentiated Language Arts

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Meet the needs of all learners with this differentiated lesson plan. First, activate prior knowledge with a mini-lesson plan and examine one of the popular speeches, "I Have A Dream" by Martin Luther King Jr., or "New Frontier" by John. F. Kennedy. Next, divide into leveled groups to respond with choice activities that showcase abilities to recall, comprehend, analyze, synthesize, or evaluate. Lastly, end with presentations of scholars' final products. 


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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • For visual learners, show the video of Marin Luther King Jr. or John F. Kennedy giving their speeches
  • If near MLK Day, choose to examine I Have A Dream speech by Martin Luther King Jr. 
Classroom Considerations
  • Pupils should be familar with jigsaw style collaborative reading
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  • Valuable information about the product section and giving homework is provided 
  • Tips for differentiating are included 
  • Example rubric is provided for the speech, "I Have A Dream" by Martin Luther King Jr., but not for "New Frontier" by John. F. Kennedy