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    differentiate instructions in their bell ringers

    Middle School and High School Teachers can differentiate instructions in their bell ringers, building background knowledge and through exit slips.
    http://www.readingrockets.org/articl...ed-instruction
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bell-ringer
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    What does differentiate instructions in their bell ringers mean?
    Last edited by sitifan; 04-Jun-2016 at 03:12.
    I need native speakers' help.

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    Re: differentiate instructions in their bell ringers

    I've no idea what they mean by "bell ringers" in the article.
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    Re: differentiate instructions in their bell ringers

    Maybe they're talking about their campanology students.

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    Re: differentiate instructions in their bell ringers

    A bell-ringer is a short activity for students to work on while the teacher is taking attendance.

    "Differentiate instructions" means "give different students different tasks based on their abilities and interests."

    The person who wrote that post is a very bad writer. Let's hope it's not an English teacher!
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: differentiate instructions in their bell ringers

    Hopefully, it also said "differentiate their instruction" rather than "instructions" which is a rather different meaning.

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    Re: differentiate instructions in their bell ringers

    The quote is accurate. As I said, the teacher can't write well - long on jargon, short on sense. Look at the link and you'll see.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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