In order to cater the different needs of the students, we had a differentiated learning.
What is differentiated learning?
Teachers who practice differentiation in the classroom may: Design lessons based on students’ learning styles. Group students by shared interest, topic, or ability for assignments. Assess students’ learning using formative assessment.
This is what Tracy A. Huebner say about differentiated learning:
Today’s classrooms are filled with diverse learners who differ not only culturally and linguistically but also in their cognitive abilities, background knowledge, and learning preferences. Faced with such diversity, many schools are implementing differentiated instruction in an effort to effectively address all students’ learning needs.
EY1 students also experience differentiated learning in the classroom during the English Lesson. EY1 students learned about Word Families. Word families are groups of words that have a common feature or pattern – they have some of the same combinations of letters in them and a similar sound.
The examples of Word Families are:
- cat, hat, rat, etc
- win, pin, fin, etc
The activities are differ from building word with Large Moveable Alphabet, learning the sound of letters or matching the beginning sound with the picture to matching the word families to the picture. The activities may be different from class to class, but we still have the same goal to reach.