Reading Differentiation Strategies and Activities for High School


Close learning gaps this Fall with differentiated reading instruction

This resource provides 5 strategies and 3 editable printables 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 high school grades.

Included in this resource are:

  • 5 strategies with tips on how to put them into practice
  • An editable printable for creating a chapter outline using direct evidence and paraphrasing
  • An editable printable focused on creating a 9-facet character map
  • An editable printable for building vocabulary through contextual clues.

Some of the strategies featured include:

Paragraph annotations

Students will read a paragraph and highlight the most important sentence. They should not be highlighting more than 2 sentences per paragraph. In the margins, students will write a one sentence summary of the paragraph.

Pre-reading research

Prior to assigning a book, article, short story, or informational text, give students a few topics from the material they will be reading. For example, if students are reading The Great Gatsby, have them research New York City in the 1920s.

Download the resource for the rest of the strategies and editable tools.

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