very student is different, and one of the challenges teachers face is learning about what motivates each individual student and what strategies are most effective for helping the class engage with the content so learning can take place. This is especially true when teaching reading. Reading is an essential life skill, and one that must be cultivated and developed in all students, regardless of their diverse interests and varied abilities. Teachers must learn to survey and get to know their students so they can plan effective instruction that is differentiated and motivates all types of readers.
Imagine that you are a classroom teacher for students in the grade level you are most interested in teaching. It is the beginning of the school year, and you will soon be introducing students to the first book they will read and study as a class. As the teacher, you are tasked with differentiating instruction and employing various motivational strategies to ensure that your students are engaged with what they are reading. You have decided that you will create a project-based assessment that can meet the differentiated needs of the students and provide a culturally relevant learning experience.
Study the “Class Profile” to learn more about the specific needs of the students in your class. Use the qualitative and quantitative data presented to think about how you can motivate students based on their interests and needs and provide classroom activities that will increase skills and performance levels.
Submit the completed “Literature Project” template, student handout, and grading rubric.