A Fun Multiage Differentiated Unit Study

Years ago I taught in a fantastic school district. I was the gifted intervention specialist for grades two and three. As I planned each year, my favorite resource to peruse was the Prufrock Press catalog. At the time, Prufrock Press was a small publisher that specialized in materials for gifted education. Today, it has grown into one of the best places to go to find books and curriculum for gifted kids, twice-exceptional kids, and those with special needs.

Since discovering Prufrock Press, more than a decade ago, I’ve written several books for them and am now so excited to be using their materials at home with my own gifted kids. I’m also thrilled to be able to share some of those incredible resources with you.

A Fun Differentiated Curriculum from Prufrock Press via www.RaisingLifelongLearners.com

I’d been eying a curriculum to use with Molly, and recently had the opportunity to try the first two books in the series. The Primary Differentiated Curriculum for grades 1-3 is fantastic. We’re working on the Discoveries theme, and enjoying it tremendously.

I love that it covers so much in such an incredibly simple format. This volume includes:

  • new discoveries
  • difficult circumstances
  • the Gold Rush
  • dinosaur bones
  • Pompeii
  • paleontology vs. archaeology
  • hurricanes
  • survival
  • natural disasters
  • glaciers
  • crayons
  • games
  • artifacts

All of this is wrapped up in under 100 pages of text. You’ll need to check a few story books out of the library, and provide some basic household and school supplies, but that’s it. A simple and affordable unit to challenge your young thinker.

A Fun Differentiated Curriculum from Prufrock Press via www.RaisingLifelongLearners.com

Molly is really enjoying this, and I love that I can bring Logan, and even Trevor, into the discussions. In fact, I’ve taken some of the topics in this theme and expanded them as it fits with Trevor’s First Lego League challenge “Nature’s Fury” this year. And, we climbed a Stegosaurus at the Natural History museum after checking out some dinosaur bones.

The book is written to a classroom teacher, so the directions often refer to groups of students and class discussions. I have no problem with this because I like to engage my kids in conversations and use these discussion prompts to chat over lunch or snack, but be aware that you will need to adapt the book a little for a homeschool setting.

A Fun Differentiated Curriculum from Prufrock Press via www.RaisingLifelongLearners.com

Do you have a bright little learner who may love to learn in this integrated way? I’m excited to have the opportunity to give you one of these multiage unit studies. Enter the Rafflecopter giveaway below.

In the meantime, I encourage you to get to know Prufrock Press. Check out the online catalog and let me know what you think. {You can check out my books while you’re at it.}

Good luck!

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