One way I make differentiating easier for each student is by incorporating binders.
Math Binder Work: For our math station, I have students work on the topic of the day in a hands-on way first. Each shelf next to where we store the binders contains the math activities for a certain topic that corresponds with these math life skill worksheets.
For example, the worksheet below works on more/less, so the students would work with groups of manipulatives counting and choosing which one has more or which one has less or will complete some of these task cards. Then they would each finish the worksheet in their binder that is at their level.
Other math topics include money, time, directions, and sizes.
Journal Binder Work: I use these differentiated journals which I love because literally every single student in my class is able to complete these and they are all journaling about the same topic.
their journals, all students need to first either color or draw the picture. This is a great time to work on skills such as color matching, copying, and problem solving ("We don't have markers here, where can you get them?" or "Your classmate is using the color you need, what do you do?" Then they read the title, and my device users find it on their device or type it out. All students then use the sentence starters to complete the sentences. My higher level writers might also add a sentence of their own at the bottom. Any students who finish quickly can also type out their journals.
(These other journals are great for higher level students and also have three levels).
Language Binder Work: This station is a little different, as it really isn't a group station. However, having the work ready to go in binders helps staff know where the students are at and keeps materials in an easily accessible location. I am always collecting data at the language station as we work on IEP goals during this time.
If my students are able to recognize some words or word shapes, I have them work through the Edmark Functional Word Series (amazon affiliate link). I love the predicability of this program and see results with my students!
Unfortunately, it isn't shaded in in the example above, but I love the progress graph attached to the data sheet so students can help track their progress!
Since incorporating these binders the amount of prep work I had to go went down considerably, as all I had to do when I noticed we were getting low on papers was just print more out! And I know that my students are getting the practice they need, with the level of support they require. Do you use station binders in your classroom?