Unit Pages: Differentiation for 200 Studentsby: Andrea Carver and Janelle M. Bailey

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Based upon the models of differentiated instruction (Tomlinson and Edison 2003) and Layered Curriculum (Nunley 2004), the author the Unit Pages strategy. Just like Layered Curriculum, the pages can be handed directly to students, allowing them to take charge of their own learning rather than requiring the teacher to individually monitor and adapt the content and activities for each student. Unit Pages are based on state standards and offer students opportunities to choose how they learn the material and how they demonstrate that learning.

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  • Middle
Publication Date
2/1/2010

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Reviews (6)
  • on Sat Jan 21, 2012 1:59 PM

As an educator, I always search for methods to provide my scholars with activities that will cater to their learning style, while simultaneously challenging them to work in their zones of proximal development. I LOVE the Unit Page idea and looking forward to implementing in my own science classroom. Great resource.

Lorrie Armfield  (Laurel, MD)
Lorrie Armfield (Laurel, MD)

  • on Mon Jan 31, 2011 12:12 AM

Although it takes a talented teacher with lots of time to fully and effectively differentiate science instruction.

Dat Le  (Springfield, VA)
Dat Le (Springfield, VA)

  • on Thu Jan 27, 2011 1:41 AM

I thought this article was informative and interesting. Some ideas about differentiation definitely useful!

Dat Le  (Springfield, VA)
Dat Le (Springfield, VA)

  • on Sun Jan 16, 2011 9:31 AM

This was an excellent article on differentiating instruction the Unit Page idea is phenomenal. I must attempt to implement this in my class.

Nikki T
Nikki T

  • on Mon Jan 10, 2011 1:31 PM

These Unit Pages are really great. They give students an opportunitiy to own thier learning. My only concern is that it appears to require quite abit of prep time for the teacher.

LeRoy A
LeRoy A

  • on Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:31 AM

This article talks about one strategy named Unit Pages the authors developed to accommodate nearly 200 students. They borrowed some ideas from Layered Curriculum by Kathie F. Nunley. Just like it, the pages can be handed directly to students, allowing them to take charge of their own learning rather than the teacher having to individually monitor and adapt the content and activities for each student. Unit Pages are based on state standards and offer students opportunities to choose how they learn the material and how they demonstrate their learning. Unit Pages incorporate flexible grouping, depending on students’ needs, interests, or choices, varying among activities, to serve as the basis for every activity that occurs in the classroom (Andrea & Janelle, 2010). The Unit Pages is divided into three levels and each level has correspondent tasks and activities. The first level is based on understanding; the second level is aiming to develop the application of what they learned; and the third level provides assessments, like quizzes, tests, and portfolio pages. Unit Pages can be very detailed and contain everything students need to complete the unit, or they can simply outline the unit. Through looking at the directions on the Unit Pages, students can organize and prioritize their time. It is more flexible for class planning and students can learn how to balance their life and study (Andrea & Janelle, 2010).

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