A significant advantage of working with the Australian Curriculum is the ability to modify existing content descriptions for broader curriculum application. Because they lend themselves so readily to differentiation, Australian Curriculum content descriptions can lead beyond lower-level test-prep answers to higher-level thinking and mastery of 21st century skills. In Differentiated Activities and Assessments Across the Australian Curriculum, Carolyn Coil’s practical examples show educators how to use differentiated curriculum, instruction and assessment across the Australian Curriculum to promote individual student achievement.
Differentiated Activities and Assessments Across the Australian Curriculum is divided into sections based on the differentiation strategy used. These strategies include
- Curriculum Compacting
- Individual Lesson Plans (ILP™)
- Noughts and Crosses
- Tiered Lessons and Units
Within this framework, the book addresses over 50 topics in the Australian Curriculum learning areas of English, Mathematics, Humanities and Social Sciences and Science. Each activity correlates with one or more strands within a learning area and is accompanied by a differentiated assessment task. Activities and assessments are targeted at students in Years F–6, although topics from Year 7 are provided to cater to gifted and talented students.