DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION : INCLUSIVE STRATEGIES FOR STANDARDS -BASED LEARNING THAT BENEFIT THE WHOLE CLASS
With suitable supports, including differentiated instruction, students ranging from gifted to those with significant disabilities can receive an appropriate education in general education classrooms. A multilevel lesson planning system is presented here that is manageable in a standards-based instructional context, along with a variety of helpful instructional strategies and real-life examples. Supports are outlined for students with mild disabil- ities, and adaptations are explained for students with severe disabilities and for students with special gifts and talents. Advice is provided for making a manageable change to differentiated instruction.