what can you do with a sticky-note?: 7 ways to support diverse learners


You might use a sticky note to mark your page in a book or leave a reminder for a colleague, but these handy little scraps are useful for so much more.

You can jot letters or words on sticky notes and have students compose words and sentences without using a pencil.

Sticky note spelling idea

Sticky note sentence

You can have students add them to interactive notebooks to highlight key concepts and ideas.

Sticky note notebook differentiation idea

You can create a reminder for a learner needing cues about how to solve a problem or cope with a challenge.

Sticky note math differentiation idea

You can give them to individual students to mark, annotate, or react to assigned readings.

Sticky note reading differentiation idea

You can also use a sticky note to design appealing visuals and graphic organizers.

Sticky note graphic organizer

You can even design an appealing display to build community in the classroom and encourage the development of social skills (e.g., giving compliments).

Sticky note compliment

Want more ideas for differentiating instruction and for adapting, creating, and designing learning materials for students with unique learning profiles? Check out my books with Sheila Danaher on the topic, From Text Maps to Memory Caps and From Tutor Scripts to Talking Sticks.

From Text Maps to Memory Caps by Paula Kluth

From Tutor Scripts to Talking Sticks by Paula Kluth