Every classroom has a variety of learners and it takes strategic, intentional planning to meet the needs of all students. Webb’s Depth of Knowledge wheel provides a nice framework for teachers to use daily, in both their planning and teaching. Oregon’s state standards require all students to perform tasks across the four levels. Please see below:
In an effort to provide differentiation for students needing a challenge, it is common for teachers to assign more work through projects, book reports, and other extensions. However, teachers can differentiate daily, across all content areas, by focusing on questions at level 3 and level 4 for students performing at higher levels.
To learn more about Webb’s Depth of Knowledge wheel and how you can apply it to your teaching, click here.