When working with multiple age groups, differences in age or ability levels are accommodated by the use of 'A' and 'B' student booklet pages. Although the material covered in class is the same for everyone in the group, some of the quizzes and assignments are presented in two formats, the 'B' format being more challenging than the 'A' format.
Both the 'A' and 'B' pages are included in every student booklet. It will be up to you to decide which page to issue the student. You may find, for instance, that for a particular second grade student, whether because of greater ability or advanced maturity, a 'B' page (even though it is the more advanced format) would be appropriate, while an 'A' page might be the more suitable choice for another student. However, in general, second grade students will use the 'A' pages while fourth grade and most third grade students will use the 'B' pages.
Following are two sample pages from the student booklet Flowers and Bulrushes, the second grade program. One is an 'A' page; the other is a 'B' page. The "(for 'A' students)" or "(for 'B' students)" designation, identifying the academic level, is found in the second line of the running head. Most pages, however, have no such designation and are to be used by all the students.
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