Reading Differentiation Strategies and Activities for Elementary Grades

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Close learning gaps this Fall with differentiated reading instruction

This resource provides 5 strategies and 3 editable tools and activities for how to plan differentiated reading instruction and implement it for your entire class. With a focus on meeting students "where they are" and designing reading instruction to close pandemic-related learning gaps and meet individual student needs, this practical and ready-to-use packet of strategies and tools will help you quickly and easily support students at all levels across the elementary grades.

Included in this resource are:

  • 5 strategies with tips on how to put them into practice
  • An editable planning template for reading strategy groups
  • An editable reading goal-setting sheet for students
  • An editable class goal-tracking sheet to benchmark individual and class progress.

Some of the strategies featured include:

Let students select "just right" books

Whether you do independent reading during reading workshop or a “Read to Self” center, it’s important for students to have books that are the appropriate level.

Help students set and achieve realistic goals

When students have personal goals to work on during reading time, they are able to stay more focused and make more progress toward that goal.
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Tara Dusko


About Tara

Tara Dusko is a reading coach who helps teachers implement a reading workshop model in their classrooms. She previously taught 5th grade for one year and 3rd grade for 13… Read more

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