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Old 01-25-2018, 05:04 AM
 
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I have an assignment for a gifted class. I have to create a lesson plan that differentiates between high achieving and gifted students. For example, one does a poster, the other creates a powerpoint. I am looking for other suggestions on how I can differentiate.


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Please don't take this the wrong way but I'm not sure that differentiating the product is really targeting the difference between high achieving learners and gifted learners. Gifted students may already know the material before the lesson takes place. Not sure if this is ELA or math but let's take math for example. Gifted students might be able to analyze word problems that were solved incorrectly and explain the errors that were committed. These students might also be engaged in writing their own problems based on the skill. High achieving students will likely need instruction before working independently but can probably complete independent practice sooner that students that are struggling or working on grade level. Additionally, high achievers might benefit from flipped instruction with opportunity to play a math game for further practice. Yes both groups of students can benefit from projects like the poster and Powerpoint but I think that providing a choice board would allow students to pick from a variety of options based on their own level of interest and understanding. Maybe you could do a choice board that has activities better suited for high achievers and a separate choice board for gifted learners. Either way, I would include a rubric and clear criteria. Hope this helps a little.
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I totally agree with you. My thought has been, "don't we have high expectations of all students?" That being said, I still have to do the assignment. We are required to include two rubrics showing the differentiation. That you for your response.
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