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Differentiation to Provide Responsive Literacy Instruction

Vary content, pacing, support, and outcomes to meet readers' readiness.

Respond to All Readers

Vary Content

Scaffold Support

Vary Outcomes

For Example You Might:

Drum Dream Girl

Encourage student participation with Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed Music by Margarita Engle, who calls out to kinesthetic learners.

Use graphic novels paired with the novel such as The Odyssey by Homer and The Odyssey: Graphic Novel by Gareth Hinds to provide content access to all.

Mock an interview or create a summary using a book resource page like The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian to open the door to creativity.

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