Choice Boards offer students a way to make decisions about what they will do in order to meet class requirements. They could be for a single lesson, a week long lesson, or even a month long period of study.

Setting Standards
  • As with related strategies, it is important that no matter which choices students make, they must grapple with the key ideas and use the keys skills central to the topic or area of study.
Making Choice Boards
  • Identify the most important elements of a lesson or unit.
  • Create required assignments or projects that reflect the minimum understanding you expect ALL students to achieve.
  • Minimal understandings often require students to go beyond the basic levels of Bloom's Taxonomy.
From Fair Isn't Always Equal: Assessing and Grading in the Differentiated Classroom by Rick Wormeli
Examples
  • Think-Tac-Toe plays off the familiar childhood game. It is a simple way to give students alternative ways of exploring and expressing key ideas and using key skills.
  • Typically, the Think-Tac-Toe grid has nine cells in it like a Tic-Tac-Toe game. The number of rows and cells can, of course, be adjusted.
Adaptations
  • Allow students to complete any 3 tasks--even if the completed tasks don't make a Tic-Tac-Toe.
  • Create assignments in rows and columns based on readiness.
  • 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 different Tic-Tac-Toe boards based on:
    • readiness
    • learning styles or learning preferences
    • Multiple Intelligences
From Fulfilling the Promise of the Differentiated Classroom by Carol-Ann Tomlinson



HELPFUL WEBSITES
These websites have templates and online interactive choice board examples.
Pajaro Valley Choice Board and Extension Menu Resources
A Variety of Menus for Creating Choice in your Classroom
Dare to Differentiate Choice Board Templates and Examples


SHARE YOUR CHOICE BOARDS
Save your document by (Subject/Topic) Choice Board created by (your name). An example is shown below. To upload your document, click EDIT, click FILE, click +UPLOAD FILE, and double click your document. Once your document is uploaded, double click the document you want on the page. It may be helpful to include a brief summary of your document.When finished, click the blue horizontal line icon above to separate your document from other uploaded documents.



GENERIC CHOICE BOARDS








LANGUAGE ARTS CHOICE BOARD


SCIENCE CHOICE BOARDS




MATH CHOICE BOARDS



Scroll down to the last two menus to find one on probability and one on quadrilaterals:
http://www.alexiscullerton.com/uploads/2/4/7/2/24729748/choice_boards_packet.pdf

MUSIC CHOICE BOARDS



ART CHOICE BOARDS