HELPFUL DIFFERNTIATION APPROACHES
COMPACTING THE CURRICULUM: The Anchor
For The Anchor lesson to succeed . . .
Students must know how to work independently (“Ask an Expert” Chart or “Ten Things to Do BEFORE Asking the Teacher”)
Make sure students understand the anchor lesson(s)/task(s)
Have multiple parts of the anchor activity. The task(s) should be substantive and directly related to the curriculum. EXAMPLE: pages 45-52 about the Industrial Revolution. the five principles that the labor unions representing employees in the meatpacking industry were fighting for. Next, a flag that includes symbols for each idea. Finally, a short paragraph describing the flag’s symbols.