The tiering strategy differentiates curriculum in the mixed-ability classroom, challenging students by manipulating the content, process, or product depending upon the students’ learning style preferences and readiness/ability levels.
Tiered Literature Lessons differentiates activities by tiering the process relative to the levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy. The activities can be used with small, flexible groups, by individuals, or placed in learning centers as anchoring or enrichment activities.
* Each activity focuses on these skills correlated to Language Arts Standards:
*Demonstrate fluent oral reading/comprehension
*Acquire vocabulary through context clues/explanations
*Develop strategies to analyze/evaluate/interpret texts
*Describe elements of literature through genres
*Apply writing skills for different purposes/audiences
Assessment checklists and a writing rubric.
6 genres – Fiction, Mystery, Adventure, Survival, Fantasy, and Dynamic Duos
18 outstanding novels studies, including Newbery Winners, are presented with differentiated tiered activities. Books include The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Shiloh, Squirrels in the School, Cam Jensen – Triceratops Pops, Mystery of the Phantom Ship, The Westing Game, Smugglers Island, Because of Winn – Dixie, Jackie’s Wild Seattle, Bud, not Buddy, Hatchet, A Week in the Woods, The BFG, Tuck Everlasting, The Giver, The Wright Brothers, In Their Own Words: Harriet Tubman, and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
Graphic organizers to use with other classroom literature and in other content areas.