This article shares strategies and rubrics teachers can use for targeted Writing and English Language Arts instruction and assessment in an inclusive classroom. The article discusses the importance of shifting perspective and language to focus more on learning “differences” over “disabilities”. The author champions instructional strategies that target support based on students’ individual needs to decrease the marginalization of students who hold IEPs while benefiting all. The author presents one such strategy, Self-Regulated Strategy Development (SRSD), which allows differentiation focused on mastering competencies and building rigor.
This article includes practical tools and strategies any teacher could take to the classroom immediately. Teachers may be particularly interested in the sample differentiated writing rubrics.
Source Organization: ASCD