On this page you will find examples of things to consider before planning a DI lesson or unit. You will also find planning templates.

Below is an example of a student profile survey that intermediate/middle teachers may want to use:

Here is another student interest survey that allows you to gather information about student interests and learning preferences:

This pdf gives ideas on designing lessons with students readiness, interests and learning profiles in mind:

Here is a template that you could use to plan a DI unit or lesson, it's adapted from Chapman, Gregory, 2001:

Here is a sample, grade one language arts lesson. Thanks to Kathleen O'Hanley for sharing this:


Entry Points
Cindy Strickland Presentation - March 2, 2010

Learning Contracts
Cindy Strickland Presentation - March 2, 2010