Lisa Gross and Monica O’Brien co-taught an engaging review lesson for a Geometry unit on Circles. In this lesson, Gross and O’Brien differentiate using a combination of the parallel and alternative models of co-teaching. Students were grouped based upon their most recent formative assessment. The groups were as follows: an independent Castle Learning group, a mostly independent worksheet group, a guided worksheet group, and a highly guided worksheet group. The guided groups were assisted by Mrs. O’Brien and a student in the class who has mastered the material. Mrs. Gross rotated throughout all groups to ensure high quality work and to answer questions that came up.
A video summary of this highly engaging differentiated lesson is below: