Differentiation and Formative Assessment – D Wiliam

Aspects of Differentiated Instruction that are related to Classroom Formative Assessment

Aspects of differentiated instruction Formative Assessment?
Content Several elements and materials are used
Align tasks and objectives to learning goals
Instruction is concept focused and principle driven
Process Flexible grouping is consistently used
Classroom management benefits students and teachers
Products Initial and ongoing assessment of student readiness and growth
Students are active and responsible explorers
Vary expectations and requirements for student responses
Miscellaneous Clarify key concepts and generalisations
Use assessment as a teaching tool
Emphasise critical and creative thinking as a goal in lesson design
Engaging all learners is essential
Balance between teacher-assigned and student-selected tasks

 

Kids News

https://www.heraldsun.com.au/kids-news

This looks like a great opportunity to introduce and discuss current affairs and news stories of interest to students.
Each article is rated as either easy (green), intermediate (orange), or complex (red). Includes:
Headline, images, text and video
An audio file (using SoundCloud) so students can listen to the text as they read
Glossary of terms and words that students may be unfamiliar with.
Comment box for the students to interact with the editor about the stories.