For the past two years, my principal has required our PLCs to discuss these 4 questions when planning:
1. What do we want the students to learn?
2. How will we know if the students "got it"?
3. What will we do for those who didn't "get it"?
4. What will do for those who did "get it"?
The first two questions are pretty easily answered with "the standard" and "an assessment". But's let's be sure "the standard" is followed by an opportunity to actively process that information. After all, for learning to take place, students need to DO something. Actually, we can use the same strategy to process, reteach and enrich and that strategy is
Now I'm not talking about full-on tic-tac-toe boards that can take up a full week (not that there's anything wrong with that). I'm talking about a little sidewalk lunch cafe menu with two or maybe three options. Think of them as "Specials of the Day" because students will think these menus are indeed special.
1. Menus to process information
Many times, I play games with the whole class. These could be very similar to various Kagan strategies you've read or heard about. But students also need some personal time to interact with the content. So...
I give 2 choices with a rubric. Things like:
-making anchor charts
-using task cards (online task cards are great too!)
-working with interactive notebook foldables
2. A menu to Reteach (I call these 'enhancement' menus in my classroom)
This menu is for students who scored less than 80% on the quiz for whatever content we are working on.
It includes options like watching a re-teaching video or working with the quiz to analyze examples.
3. A menu for Enrichment
This menu is for students who scored 80% or better on the quiz over the content.
It includes activities like creating something new - a new video, poster, or some other artistic example of the content.