My students need 2 Writing Prompt Cubes and 4 Differentiated Instruction Cubes to help engage students of all ability levels in writing.
This project expired on February 20, 2013.
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Students do not learn the same way, and my students have a wide range of abilities. Many struggle with reading and writing. I'm always looking to find exciting ways to engage them in these activities.
The students I teach are incredible people.
They work hard, are polite, and a joy to be around. They are 8th graders at a Title I Focus School in New Jersey. Nearly 40 percent are on free or reduced lunch and half of my classes are inclusion classes.
The diversity of ability levels and learning styles brings many challenges to effective instruction. I'm always looking for ways to engage both my high, middle, and lower level students in reading and writing.
The cubes I'm requesting will assist in differentiating tasks. A six-sided cube will give the students six different ways to begin an activity. By handing the students a cube that they can roll, it turns the assignment into a game. Instead of being handed a task, their activity can be a simple roll of the cube. As a teacher I can differentiate instruction by changing the tasks on the cubes to meet all abilities. The students won't question why their peers have different tasks, because the assignment is determined by the cube.
That is why these cubes are so important.
No child should have to feel like they're inferior to their peers, just because they learn a little differently. With your help, I can challenge students of all levels, without singling anyone out.
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