Date of Award

Summer 8-11-2013

Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Education (MSEd)


Education and Human Development

First Advisor

Mary Corey



Differentiated instruction ensures that the instructional needs of all students are met. Students are given work that is at their level. Differentiation is not always easy to achieve. A typical classroom can have students with many different learning levels. Although difficult, It is imperative for teachers to differentiate instruction so students needs are met. Many educators believe that if they use a particular instructional method that differentiation is built in. Even when using a set format there is always a concern that differentiation is not taking place. Based on the literature related to differentiating instruction in reading; it shows that teachers are aware of students varying levels of ability; but there is a need to implement best practices and strategies for improved student achievement.