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How can you differentiate instruction for a writing assignment based on Judaism?

Judaism Differentiated Instruction Lesson Plan

Differentiated instruction for writing can be done with leveling. There a a couple of different approaches that a teacher can take when differentiating writing by ability levels otherwise known as tiering.

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kasha-Mastrodomenico has a fantastic leveled writing system that takes students from a topic sentence to a DBQ essay. All of the levels of writing focus on content too so teachers know if their students are understanding the concepts presented in class.

Another way to differentiate instruction for writing on Judaism and as a conclusion to the Judaism lesson plan is by providing lower ability levels with a writing prompt. For expository writing, this may be as simple as providing a topic sentence. This will help focus them on the details, facts and elaborations one could write about Judaism.

The last way a teacher could differentiate instruction for writing about Judaism is to increase the difficulty of questions. The higher the ability level, the higher critical thinking should be demanded from the students.

When creating a differentiated instruction writing assignment for Judaism, a teacher needs to remember that each student need to use the content that is stated in the state standards or national standards that are being used in the class. Every student must be exposed to the same content during differentiated instruction.

To find out more about my Judaism differentiated instruction lesson plan, click on the links below.

How can you differentiate instruction for a Judaism lesson plan?

How can you differentiate instruction to teach vocabulary in a Judaism lesson plan?

How can you differentiate instruction for a mini-lesson in a Judaism lesson plan?

How can you differentiate instruction for an activity work session in a Judaism lesson plan?

How can you differentiate instruction with a graphic organizer in a Judaism lesson plan?

 

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kasha-Mastrodomenico offers the Judaism lesson plan above. Check it out! Or, if you only want to purchase this single differentiated instruction lesson plan for Judaism, Click here.

Written by,

Kasha Mastrodomenico (Connect with me on Linkedin.com)

http://www.socialstudiesdifferentiatedinstruction.com

kasha@socialstudiesdifferentiatedinstruction.com

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kasha-Mastrodomenico

How can you differentiate instruction with a graphic organizer in a Judaism lesson plan?

Judaism Differentiated Instruction Graphic Organizers

Mind mapping through the use of a graphic organizer can help students review and remember Judaism. I like to use graphic organizers at the end of my lessons for repetition purposes. The more students are introduced or use the content, the more likely they will remember it.

Graphic organizers use the Spatial Multiple Intelligence as well as the Logical Multiple Intelligence according to Dr. Howard Gardner’s Theory. This is so because graphic organizers are a visual representation of Judaism content in an organized fashion.

The type of graphic organizer I chose to use in my Judaism lesson plan was a description map. It has a circle in the middle where the word Judaism would be written. Connected to the word Judaism, are more circles that describe Judaism. Connected to those circles would be the elaborations or details of each piece of content related to Judaism.

In order to differentiate instruction while using graphic organizers for a Judaism lesson plan, I used leveling otherwise known as tiering. For the lower ability level version I filled in the pieces of content. This allows them to focus on the details of each piece of content. It works as a prompt. I left the same circles blank for the upper ability level to increase the amount of critical thinking that was done. They would need to critically think about the most important concepts in the mini-lesson as well as adding the details to them on the outside. There is a picture of the lower level version at the top of this article.

Notice that I used the same concepts or content in both levels of the graphic organizer because exposure to the same content is necessary for all students when differentiated instruction is being planned. The content that I used for the graphic organizer on Judaism include the following:

  • Torah
  • Moses
  • Old Testament
  • Ten Commandments
  • Israel
  • Abraham
  • Exodus

To find out more about my Judaism differentiated instruction lesson plan, click on the links below.

How can you differentiate instruction for a Judaism lesson plan?

How can you differentiate instruction to teach vocabulary in a Judaism lesson plan?

How can you differentiate instruction for a mini-lesson in a Judaism lesson plan?

How can you differentiate instruction for an activity work session in a Judaism lesson plan?

How can you differentiate instruction with a writing assignment in a Judaism lesson plan?

 

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kasha-Mastrodomenico offers the Judaism lesson plan above. Check it out! Or, if you only want to purchase this single differentiated instruction lesson plan for Judaism, Click here.

Written by,

Kasha Mastrodomenico (Connect with me on Linkedin.com)

http://www.socialstudiesdifferentiatedinstruction.com

kasha@socialstudiesdifferentiatedinstruction.com

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kasha-Mastrodomenico

How can you differentiate instruction for an activity work session in a Judaism lesson plan?

Judaism Differentiated Instruction Work Session Activities

Judaism Differentiated Instruction Work Session Activities

Isn’t it great when students are actually excited about coming into your class? When I created my differentiated instruction Judaism activity work session, I looked at the Multiple Intelligence Theory. It brought interests in for the students. Then I went a step further and allowed them to choose the Judaism activity that they were most interested in doing. I also allowed them to choose how they wanted to work; by themselves, with a partner, or in a group. I had them make these choices the day before which gave me time to make appropriate grouping and the right number of copies that I needed. I heard students talking about what activity they were going to do in the halls and at lunch. As soon as they came in the next day they asked to make sure that those were the activities that they were doing.

It surprised me how I didn’t need to level this assignment. It turns out that by applying the Multiple Intelligence Theory for differentiated instruction, students chose an activity that they had a strength in. After I used the MI Theory in this lesson and I saw the excitement in my students, I have tried to apply it to all of my lesson plans since.

I created four different activities so that I could use six of the seven original Multiple Intelligences of Dr. Howard’s Theory. I didn’t worry about putting in the Logical Multiple Intelligence because that would be used in the concluding set when they completed a graphic organizer. The activity options I provided to my students are as follows along with the Multiple Intelligences that are applied:

  • Song: Musical Multiple Intelligence, Interpersonal Multiple Intelligence
  • Rhyming Poem: Linguistic Multiple Intelligence, Intrapersonal Multiple Intelligence or Interpersonal Multiple Intelligence
  • Skit: Linguistic Multiple Intelligence, Kinesthetic Multiple Intelligence, Interpersonal Multiple Intelligence
  • Cartoon Strip: Spatial Multiple Intelligence, Linguistic Multiple Intelligence, Intrapersonal Multiple Intelligence or Interpersonal Multiple Intelligence

In each of these activities I had every student use the same content. This is a very important part of differentiated instruction because all students, no matter what their ability level or intelligence, must be exposed to the content. The content I used is as follows:

  • Abraham
  • Israel
  • Moses
  • Exodus
  • Ten Commandments
  • Torah
  • Old Testament

To find out more about my Judaism differentiated instruction lesson plan, click on the links below.

How can you differentiate instruction for a Judaism lesson plan?

How can you differentiate instruction to teach vocabulary in a Judaism lesson plan?

How can you differentiate instruction for a mini-lesson in a Judaism lesson plan?

How can you differentiate instruction for a writing assignment in a Judaism lesson plan?

How can you differentiate instruction with a graphic organizer in a Judaism lesson plan?

 

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kasha-Mastrodomenico offers the Judaism lesson plan above. Check it out! Or, if you only want to purchase this single differentiated instruction lesson plan for Judaism, Click here.

Written by,

Kasha Mastrodomenico (Connect with me on Linkedin.com)

http://www.socialstudiesdifferentiatedinstruction.com

kasha@socialstudiesdifferentiatedinstruction.com

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kasha-Mastrodomenico

How can you differentiate instruction for a mini-lesson in a Judaism lesson plan?

Judaism Differentiated Instruction Mini-Lesson

When planning for a differentiated instruction lesson plan on Judaism the first thing a teacher should do is look at the state standards they need to address. They then need to pick out the important concepts about Judaism. Most teachers today use smart-boards to deliver their content and I’m one of them. I use PowerPoint because even with a Promethean Board, they convert.

In order to differentiate instruction for a Judaism PowerPoint mini-lesson, you can make two leveled versions. One that is enriched and one that is basic. Go into more detail about Judaism and allow time for more critical thinking exercises between slides. You should also bring in the Torah and read from the primary source itself. Having two levels of a mini-lesson can really come in handy if there is a co-teacher in the room. The basic version can be used for students who have difficulty grasping content or are learning English as a second language. Teachers should reinforce the content by delivering it in different ways and by using repetition.

Teachers can also differentiate instruction by bringing in different multiple intelligences. These seem to increase the interest of students and can also help them connect their background knowledge to the content. PowerPoint presentations are a great venue to bring in media. Media can include movies, news reports or songs about Judaism. Using media in the lesson plan can use the spatial and musical multiple intelligences. You can bring in other multiple intelligences for the repetition of content between slides.

To find out more about my Judaism differentiated instruction lesson plan, click on the links below.

How can you differentiate instruction for a Judaism lesson plan?

How can you differentiate instruction to teach vocabulary in a Judaism lesson plan?

How can you differentiate instruction for an activity work session in a Judaism lesson plan?

How can you differentiate instruction for a writing assignment in a Judaism lesson plan?

How can you differentiate instruction with a graphic organizer in a Judaism lesson plan?

 

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kasha-Mastrodomenico offers the Judaism lesson plan above. Check it out! Or, if you only want to purchase this single differentiated instruction lesson plan for Judaism, Click here.

Written by,

Kasha Mastrodomenico (Connect with me on Linkedin.com)

http://www.socialstudiesdifferentiatedinstruction.com

kasha@socialstudiesdifferentiatedinstruction.com

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kasha-Mastrodomenico

How can you differentiate instruction to teach vocabulary in a Judaism lesson plan?

Judaism Differentiated Instruction Lesson Plan

Judaism Differentiated Instruction Lesson Plan

It is important to teach vocabulary at the beginning of the Judaism differentiated instruction lesson plan for a few reasons. First off, you need to introduce the concepts to the students and teaching vocabulary will usually do this. Second, they need to know vocabulary in order to understand the mini-lesson and then use it in the activities. Thirdly, teaching vocabulary at the beginning of the Judaism differentiated instruction lesson plan will allow for repetition of it throughout the entire lesson. The more exposure a student has to vocabulary for the content, the more they will retain.

The vocabulary I use for my Judaism differentiated instruction lesson plan is as follows:

  • Exodus
  • Judaism
  • 10 Commandments
  • Hebrew
  • Sabbath
  • Monotheism
  • Yahweh

In order to differentiate instruction to teach the Judaism vocabulary I used both of my favorite forms of differentiated instruction which is using the Multiple Intelligence Theory as a basis to bring in different interests of students as well as leveling, otherwise known as tiering.

I created three different leveled versions of the Judaism vocabulary sheet. Each sheet looks similar in the way that each has three columns and can be folded for study purposes. The left hand column contains the vocabulary word. The middle column is for the definition and the right hand column is for critical thinking using the Judaism vocabulary word. I give students a choice with this column also. They are allowed to choose either drawing a picture that represents the Judaism vocabulary word or using it correctly in a sentence to show understanding.

The enriched level version of the Judaism vocabulary sheet allows for more critical thinking by providing instructions for the student to write the definition in their own words. The middle level version of the Judaism vocabulary sheet states that students should copy the definition off of the PowerPoint. The basic level version of the Judaism vocabulary sheet has most of the definition in place but leaves out key words for the student to fill in.

On the second and/or third day of this lesson plan, have your students study the Judaism vocabulary words at the beginning of class for 5 minutes as part of their anticipatory set or discuss them as a class. You could even use the Judaism vocabulary in multiple choice questions for them to prepare for the end of year test or unit test.

To find out more about my Judaism differentiated instruction lesson plan, click on the links below.

How can you differentiate instruction for a Judaism lesson plan?

How can you differentiate instruction to teach a mini-lesson in a Judaism lesson plan?

How can you differentiate instruction for an activity work session in a Judaism lesson plan?

How can you differentiate instruction for a writing assignment in a Judaism lesson plan?

How can you differentiate instruction with a graphic organizer in a Judaism lesson plan?

 

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kasha-Mastrodomenico offers the Judaism lesson plan above. Check it out! Or, if you only want to purchase this single differentiated instruction lesson plan for Judaism, Click here.

Written by,

Kasha Mastrodomenico (Connect with me on Linkedin.com)

http://www.socialstudiesdifferentiatedinstruction.com

kasha@socialstudiesdifferentiatedinstruction.com

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kasha-Mastrodomenico

How can you differentiate instruction for a Judaism lesson plan?

Judaism Differentiated Instruction Lesson Plan

A week after I gave my first staff development training I was chased down in the grocery store by a teacher that had been in the training. She was so excited to see me and she said that her students loved the differentiated instruction lesson plan about Judaism. She asked me to email her more lessons. So since she liked it so much I decided to let you all in on my techniques for differentiating instruction for a Judaism lesson plan.

I like to use two different types of differentiated instruction when I develop a new lesson plan. I use the Multiple Intelligence Theory as a basis to bring in different interests that my students might have. Even if you don’t believe in Multiple Intelligence, you can’t deny that teaching to the interests of students will usually interests them in the content that they need to learn.

The second form of differentiated instruction that I use is called leveling. Some of you might know this as tiering. It allows each level of learners to be challenged at their own level.

When teachers create a differentiated instruction lesson plan, they need to remember that each level or interest must use the same content.

To find out more about my Judaism differentiated instruction lesson plan, click on the links below.

How can you differentiate instruction to teach vocabulary in a Judaism lesson plan?

How can you differentiate instruction to teach a mini-lesson in a Judaism lesson plan?

How can you differentiate instruction for an activity work session in a Judaism lesson plan?

How can you differentiate instruction for a writing assignment in a Judaism lesson plan?

How can you differentiate instruction with a graphic organizer in a Judaism lesson plan?

 

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kasha-Mastrodomenico offers the Judaism lesson plan above. Check it out! Or, if you only want to purchase this single differentiated instruction lesson plan for Judaism, Click here.

Written by,

Kasha Mastrodomenico (Connect with me on Linkedin.com)

http://www.socialstudiesdifferentiatedinstruction.com

kasha@socialstudiesdifferentiatedinstruction.com

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kasha-Mastrodomenico

Where can I find a differentiated instruction lesson plan on the Silk Road?

The Silk Road Differentiated Instruction Lesson Plan

There are many places on the web to locate a Silk Road differentiated instruction lesson plan. The question should be where can I find a quality Silk Road differentiated instruction lesson plan. Before you create or purchase any type of social studies differentiated instruction lesson plan, ask yourself some of the following questions:

  • Does it differentiate instruction for vocabulary and if so how?
  • Does it differentiate instruction for the mini-lesson and if so how?
  • Does it differentiate instruction with note sheets for the mini-lesson and if so how?
  • Does it differentiate instruction for the activities and if so how?
  • Does it differentiate instruction for graphic organizers and if so how?
  • Does it differentiate instruction for writing and if so how?
  • Does it differentiate instruction for a homework assignment and if so how?

These questions can help you find the best Silk Road differentiated instruction lesson plan for your teaching style and your student’s learning styles. If you don’t want to look any further and waste your time searching the web, I have two fantastic places where you can find a Silk Road differentiated instruction lesson plan for grades 6-9 and they are listed below:

1)    http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/The-Silk-Road-Differentiated-Instruction-PowerPoint-Mini-Lesson is a mini-lesson PowerPoint presentation on the Silk RoadDifferentiated instruction is accomplished by providing two levels using the same core content. The basic level focuses on facts which allow students to have the opportunity for repetition. The enriched level allows students to go more into detail and provides for more critical thinking. This leveled differentiated instruction mini-lesson on the Silk Road can be used in a parallel co-teaching situation or by itself.

2)   http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/The-Silk-Road-Differentiated-Instruction-Lesson-Plan goes along with the differentiated instruction mini-lesson above. It differentiates instruction by providing:

a)   3 levels of a vocabulary sheet that is a foldable study tool which critical thinking progresses from the basic level to the enriched level as well as a choice of using different Multiple Intelligences.

b)   It gives many ideas of how to differentiate instruction even more for the mini-lesson PowerPoint above by using the Multiple Intelligence Theory and how to connect it to background knowledge.

c)    There are 3 activities that differentiate instruction by using the Multiple Intelligence Theory that allow for student choice. The choices are creating a diorama, writing 3 diary entries, and creating and performing a musical skit.

d)  There are 3 differentiated instruction levels of graphic organizers that help guide and allow for an increase of critical thinking as the levels progress.

e)   The last part would be the paragraph writing homework assignment which can be differentiated if you choose the next option.

3. http://www.teachersnotebook.com/product/socialstudiesdifferentiatedinstruction/silk-road-lesson-plan-amp-powerpoint-bundle-save-1-01 This is a bundle that can save you $1.01.

I created this Silk Road differentiated instruction lesson plan to teach my students and am now hoping to help teachers and interest their students in the learning process. Whatever type of Silk Road differentiated instruction lesson plan you choose, make sure that it challenges SPED, ELL, “Average”, and Advanced students.

Written by,

Kasha Mastrodomenico (Connect with me on Linkedin.com)

http://www.socialstudiesdifferentiatedinstruction.com

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/The-Silk-Road-Differentiated-Instruction-Lesson-Plan

kasha@socialstudiesdifferentiatedinstruction.com