Document Type


Publication Date

Fall 12-15-2016

Course Name

ED 315: Differentiated Instruction in Inclusive Classroom


Dr. Tanya Santangelo


School of Education


Differentiating instruction based on students’ readiness, interests, and learning profiles is essential for creating effective and meaningful learning activities. Identifying these characteristics allows teachers to meet students’ needs and engage them in learning. By differentiating instruction, educators target specific students’ strengths and challenges in developing lessons to support their understanding of content. Two useful strategies for differentiating math and literacy instruction include stations and centers. In stations and centers, students work on specific skills catered to their educational needs while rotating activities in flexible groups. This guide supports teachers in identifying strategies and understanding the benefits of differentiating math and literacy instruction through stations and centers. In addition to this guide, I created two sample lesson plans for effectively differentiating instruction in the second grade mathematics and literacy curriculum.

Lesson Plan 1-Math Stations.docx (19 kB)
Sample Lesson Plan: Math Stations

Lesson Plan 2-Literacy Centers.docx (19 kB)
Sample Lesson Plan: Literacy Centers