The organization and paperwork involved in differentiated instruction can be daunting. Here are links to some online organizers that may help:
Anchor Activity Planning and Implementation Template – an anchor activity planning template that you can download and print.
Compacting Contract – a sample contract that can be downloaded and printed.
Graphic Organizers – This page has a link to many different graphic organizers that can be downloaded and printed. They are well organized by grade level and type of organizer. I have to warn you that the first time you click on one of the graphic organizer links a page with an ad pops up. There’s a link on the top that will take you to the page with the organizer. Fortunately, this only happens the first time.
Independent Study Contract – This document contains information about compacting and independent study. There’s a nice contract template on the last two pages.
Kathy Schrock’s Guide for Educators: Assessment and Rubrics is a page that has a wonderful selection of links to rubrics, rubric generators, graphic organizers, articles and even report card comments. The links are well organized. In addition to subject-specific rubrics there are links for evaluating multimedia products. Some of the links that I clicked on were broken, but there were enough live links to make this page worth looking at.
Using Rubrics to Guide Evaluation – samples of rubrics for evaluating deductive reasoning, creative thinking skills, goal setting, high order thinking skills and divergent thinking.
Tiered Assignment Planning Template – a template for planning tiered assignments that can be downloaded and printed.
Planning a Tiered Activity – another template for planning tiered activities.
Rubric Gallery, as the name suggests, is a page with with a gallery of links to over 111,000 rubrics. The rubrics are organized by grade level, by subject, and by type. With that many rubrics to wade through, it would probably be best to use the search feature on the site (located in the upper right corner) to help you find what you’re looking for.
Ways to Show What You Know is a list of products that allow students to demonstrate their knowledge. What I like about this list is that the products are organized according to whether they are visual, spoken, performed or written.