by Author, Presenter, and Educational Consultant Carolyn Coil
A significant advantage in using Common Core State Standards is that they are general, with broader curriculum application. They can potentially lead to higher-level thinking and mastery of 21st century skills rather than focus on lower-level test-prep answers. Coil’s practical examples show educators how to use differentiated curriculum, differentiated instruction, and differentiated assessment with the Common Core State Standards.
Differentiation is essential when educators work with diverse groups of students while using the same set of Common Core State Standards for each student. These activities and corresponding assessments are specifically designed examples of how the CCSS can be implemented in your classroom with diverse students.
Differentiated curriculum calls for differentiated assessment. Not only are the topic activities differentiated and provide for student choice, but the assessments are differentiated as well. Using differentiated activities and assessments leads to greater success and achievement on high-stakes standardized tests.
Coil includes over 50 topics in language arts, math, social studies, science, and interdisciplinary topics. Lesson formats include Curriculum Compacting, Individual Lesson Plans (ILP™), Questivities™, Tic-Tac-Toes, and Tiered Lessons & Units.
The accompanying CD includes all 50+ lesson formats (activities AND assessments) in ready-to-use customizable WORD files.