Tag Archives: Depth and Complexity

Not Just Child’s Play

If you are an elementary school teacher who loves to differentiate, I highly recommend “Not Just Child’s Play”.  Written by a teacher of gifted Kindergarten students, the posts in this blog always inspire me to keep my expectations high with my own gifted students.  This post, on Multiple Perspectives (one of Dr. Sandra Kaplan’s Depth and Complexity icons), reflects the amazing imagination and creativity we can find in even the youngest of our students.

The Lorax

Universal Pictures will be releasing a new movie production of The Lorax on March 2nd.  With that in mind, I have created some differentiated tasks based on Dr. Sandra Kaplan’s Depth and Complexity icons.  This free resource is now available at Teachers Pay Teachers.  I also have a Multiple Intelligences packet available based on The Lorax for $2.  In addition, there are a lot of learning resources available on Universal’s website for the picture, including environmental lesson plans, a Lorax Media Toolkit that includes images and video clips, and a link to Read Across America (which is partnering with The Lorax, and will also happen on March 2nd.)