One of the three basic principles of DI (differentiated instruction) according to Carol Ann Tomlinson (the DI guru) is that pre-assessment and instruction MUST go hand in hand. You have to know what your students know before you can decide what to teach them. Seems pretty logical doesn't it? So with that in mind, I thought I would try and take you through a little DI pre-assessment.
I promise, no one is looking so if you get an answer wrong there won't be anyone standing by with a red pen to mark your paper with a big check. Who knows, you might even surprise yourself about all that you know.
I'm hoping this works. So, just hit play (the answers should be hidden if you just scroll down for each one) and ask yourself if its TRUE or FALSE. Simple!
Ok, so that was hard enough work for a nice summer day like today. Hopefully, I got a few wheels spinning and you're starting to think a bit more clearly about this whole DI trip. Remember to leave any questions of comments below. Like I said, I'm no expert, but I'm enjoying the journey and am happy to share what I've discovered on my own trip so far.