Current classroom settings are more diverse than ever before. Preservice teacher candidates must learn the principles of differentiation and how to apply them to lesson preparation. Lesson planning is multi-faceted and this paper offers an integral tool to promote differentiated lesson planning to the novice teacher. These principles are presented in a concise, foundational chart aligning the components with Blooms Cognitive Taxonomy, classroom activities, assessment, scoring guides, and student grouping. Understanding of these aligned concepts sets the foundation to facilitate differentiated lesson planning.

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J. Dusteen Knotts, School of Teacher Education, Western Kentucky University.

Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to J. Dusteen Knotts, Western Kentucky University, 1086 Gary A. Ransdell Hall 1906 College Heights Blvd. # 61030, Bowling Green, KY 42101-1030. Email: Jdusteen.knotts@wku.edu

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