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When setting up this assignment, take time to offer suggestions, such as memoirs and other nonfiction texts, graphic novels, and classic literature that may not be in the curriculum. However, these should not be their only options. At the end of the day, getting kids to read is the goal. Whether it's Adult or Sci-Fi, giving students the time to read quietly, and allowing them to select what they read, can change a life.

How to Create an Anchor Activity Using a Tic/Tac/Toe Board | In-Sight

What are anchor activities? These activities are used for students to extend learning at their level. Student choice within these activities allows for students to apply and experience the learning in a variety of ongoing assignments are considered independent work and can be something students are working on for the next two weeks or something due in a few days. While some students are working on anchor activities, the teacher can utilize small group instruction to work with students who need more help.

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Do not grade anchor activities. Look at the work students are doing to provide brief feedback and encouragement. The clear and persistently reinforced ethic of a differentiated classroom simply needs to be there are so many interesting things to learn, it's never acceptable to just stop working. When a student finishes one assignment, he or she should automatically start an anchor activity as the next assignment. Students should understand that you've designed anchor activities to be interesting, accessible, and able to increase their sense of competence.


Do you offer any sort of incentive or reward for doing the writing task? I teach middle school and I often find that it is hard to get them to do any extra work - especially writing!

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Using the math anchors as part of your regular math program is another possible use of these activities. Pre-test your students on their basic addition and subtraction facts and give them the appropriate math anchors that match the areas they need to practice.

I’ve found when students are invested in a topic of which they have a choice and a high level of interest, a great deal of learning happens. Beyond learning the basics of a subject, interest-based anchor activities offer students relevance and meaningfulness. For more ideas of topics for interest-based anchor activities, check out Differentiation for the Gifted Learners . In Chapter 9 of the book, my coauthor Diane Heacox and I have listed numerous enrichment, enhancement, and extension ideas (E8) for various subjects and units of study. These topic ideas should not be reserved just for your gifted or advanced learners. Use these ideas with all of your students and watch them bloom into voracious learners.

Richard M. Cash, ., writes the monthly Cash in on Learning blog posts for Free Spirit. He has given hundreds of workshops, presentations, and staff development sessions throughout the United States and internationally.

Scaffolding can include step-by-step directions, such as watch out for warnings where students might get confused, hints written in the columns, content that is rewritten in more straightforward language, recorded directions or resource materials, and the inclusion of both English and a student's first language.

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