Differentiating Instructional Support to Increase Rigor
This chapter focuses on instructional strategies to support students. The part of rigor is the instructional support provided to students, or the process used to help students succeed in a differentiated classroom. There are two approaches to support: general and differentiated. General support is that which the teachers provide to their entire class to help them be successful. Differentiated support, which can be in a small group setting or for an individual, focuses on particular students. Differentiated support, which can be in a small group setting or for an individual, focuses on particular students. In a rigorous classroom, the teachers are looking for their students to demonstrate they understand what a vocabulary word means, usually through an explanation with details, examples, and elaboration. Requiring work to be completed at a satisfactory level demands that students prioritize completing the work and finding the time to meet with the teacher for additional support.