Tiered Lesson Activity
Topic for the tiered assignment: Weather
Duration: 1, 30 minute library research time
3, 45 minute classroom times
Learning Goals: The learner will conduct investigations and use appropriate
tools to build an understanding of the changes in weather.
Specific personalized goals for specific students:
Struggling learners: The learner will recall 4 weather facts and
draw the water cycle.
Average learners: The learner will recall 6 weather facts, draw and
label the water cycle.
Advanced learners: The learner will recall 8 weather facts, draw,
label, and describe the water cycle.
Pre-assessment plans: At the beginning of the weather unit we made a class
KWL chart. We activated prior knowledge through the use of literature
(Weather Words by Gail Gibbons).
Tiers of the Activity:
Tier 1-Weather Facts Sheets: 8 weather facts, list and describe seasons,
draw & describe the water cycle, list 3 weather fun facts, list 3 weather
vocabulary terms with definitions.
Tier 2-Weather Facts Sheet: 6 weather facts, list & describe seasons, draw
& label the water cycle, 2 fun facts, 3 weather vocabulary terms with
Tier 3-Weather Facts Sheet: 4 weather facts, list & illustrate seasons, draw
water cycle, list 1 fun fact, 3 weather vocabulary terms with definitions.
How product was graded: A rubric was developed based on different
components of the product such as accuracy, neatness, etc.
Monitoring student work and progress: Students were informally observed
while they were doing research and completing the weather fact sheet.