5th Grade Cityscapes
These cityscapes were painted by students in a special education inclusive classroom. Many students in this class had IEPs and 504 plans that required me to differentiate this lesson by process.
All the students were expected to create depth in their cityscapes using tint and shade, but depending on their needs they had varying degrees of support.
Some students required that I break the process down sequentially. I tried to integrate accommodations into the lesson, so students were unaware of the differentiation.
On the first day, the entire drew their cityscapes in pencil. Students who needed additional support used templates of either Baltimore, Annapolis, or Washington DC. Other students could draw their cities freehand.
After the first class, I went through and labeled each section for students who needed the accommodations with numbers 1,2, 3, 4. During the lesson on mixing tints and shades of a color (adding white or black), I always referred to the color by a number, going from dark to light.
This process allowed all students to identity the necessary color and complete the project successfully.