Posted on December 10, 2013 in Differentiating Instruction, Inclusion
In some instances, differentiation is simply about making simple changes to classroom materials. This is often the case for learners with motor planning problems. These students might require a physical change to the book itself in order to manipulate it and be as independent as possible. This adaptation works well for board books and shorter texts. It can also be used to help students find the most commonly used sections of text or reference books.
Simply affix the craft sticks to the pages with glue and allow them to dry by spreading the book open and laying it on a flat surface.
For board books or texts that have thicker pages, binder clips can serve as impromptu and removable turners.
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