Friday, January 19, 2018

Differentiation with the Tic-Tac-Toe Chart

Need an idea on how to differentiate your lesson?
Click to see an idea you can try: Tic-Tac-Toe Menu

Student Instructions: Since it is a tic-tac-toe menu students are instructed to select three assignments. The assignments must be in a row vertically, diagonally, or horizontally that would represent a winning game. My campus runs on a 54 minute period schedule so students were given three class periods to complete their three assignments. 
What it looked like in class: There were nine different options which led me to create my own outline of the tic-tac-toe on the white board, which you can see in the picture below. 

It made it easier to visually see a difference with color so I created a set of 8 for each assignment. Students completed their work in the "Book of Knowledge" aka interactive student notebook. When students completed an assignment they needed to get a teacher signature to show they had solved that assignment correctly.
Tips: If you trust your students to not cheat then you can create a self check station instead. If you are doing the teacher signature have your answer keys ready to go for a faster process. The assignment was created as a google doc so if you can send it through It's Learning or Google Classroom then make it digital. Lastly, get as creative as you like with the assignment options. 
Reflection: Next time I do something similar or like this tic-tac-toe assignment I would like to try and integrate a writing piece within each assignment to help my EL students. I would also like to include assignments where students create rather than just solve. 


  1. I love this Guerrero! I'm so stealing this!!

  2. My girl - fantastic but reflective! Thanks for sharing something we can use today and ideas for making it personal. I wonder if we could use this for professional development? 🤔