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Differentiation labels - An easy 3-step strategy to differentiate lessons

Differentiation labels - An easy 3-step strategy to differentiate lessons


Differentiate your lessons and worksheets with this easy, sustainable strategy that involves what students must, should and could DO, or what they must, should and could KNOW.  This resource is suitable for any subject and any year/grade level.  With this resource:

  • Make whiteboard cues (stick them on with magnetic strip or blu-tak)
  • Label your trays to keep levels organised
  • Copy and paste labels into your worksheets, or
  • Use the editable blank templates to create your own thematic versions which then allow students to choose which level they'll work on.  (For example with my walk-fit, yoga-fit and cross-fit labels and worksheet templates here.)  A few ideas are included there.


This resource includes:

⭐ Must do, Should do and Could do labels - 10 designs

⭐ Must know, Should know and Could know labels - 10 designs

Blank templates for you to design your own Must, Should, Could labels, or your own thematic labels.

Individual labels you can copy and paste into your worksheets (for which I hope you're using PowerPoint because it's soooooo much easier!)

⭐ A differentiation cheat sheet, providing examples and an 'auxilliary' to my differentiation post about how to use this easy and sustainable this system.  (A free PDF of this is also available on the member page if you log in.)


You will enjoy:

❤️ Differentiating your lessons and worksheets so quickly.

❤️ Having a system that's actually sustainable.  This will be your go-to.

❤️ Handy cues and labels you can grab any time.

❤️ Happy students, working at appropriate level.



Blank templates and differentiation cheatsheet:  Microsoft PowerPoint, resized to an A4 page. 

Must, should, could do labels & must, should, could know labels:  PDF



Also helpful are these related products:

 Differentiated whiteboard cues, labels, worksheet templates - ROAD THEME

Differentiated whiteboard cues, labels, worksheet templates - SPORTS THEME

✅ Differentiated whiteboard cues, labels, worksheet templates - TERRAIN THEME in te reo Māori

✅ Slideshow templates for differentiated lessons



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