Reading Differentiation Strategies and Activities for High School

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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.
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Stephanie Belcher


About Stephanie

Since graduating with a Master’s Degree in Secondary Education and Teaching, Stephanie Belcher (B.Sw., M.A.) has worked in education in various capacities. She has been a… Read more

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