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In Kindergarten, our students come to us with many varied experiences and abilities. Differentiated instruction is a way of teaching students with varying ability levels and learning styles. In an ELL classroom, these variances also include language acquisition and language learning levels. Please review the following articles and respond to the questions. Please give examples that will benefit other teachers.

1. How do you differentiate instruction to include all of your students’ various levels of language acquisition?
2. What modifications do you use to help those students who need extra language support?

Pre-Production and the Silent Period
http://www.everythingesl.net/inservices/pre_producti_silent_period_93415.php


Language Acquisition vs. Language Learning
http://www.everythingesl.net/inservices/language_acquisiti_vs_language_02033.php

What is Differentiated Instruction?
http://www.readingrockets.org/articles/263