Choice boards offer students a way to make decisions about what they will do in order to meet class requirements. You can use choice boards for a single lesson, a week-long lesson, or even a month-long period of study. Choice boards allow the teacher to provide differentiation in the classroom. In order to create a choice board:
- Identify the most important elements of a lesson or unit.
- Create a required assignment or project that reflects the minimum understanding you expect all students to achieve.
- Then develop a board of options for your students to choose how to show mastery of the content.
- Create a final optional section that requires students the opportunity for enrichment. The optional section often reflects activities that students can use for extra credit.
- Create a rubric for students to view to see what options is best for them to choose in order to get the grade that they desire.
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