The one thing I always hear when people start considering the process of differentiating their instruction is that they just don't have the time and they don't know where to start. I know, believe me, I get it. Tiering, compacting, flexible grouping, learning centers . . . it all takes time. If it didn't, everyone would be doing it and we wouldn't be having this conversation.
My kiddos LOVED pretending to be an author and having the opportunity to write the text to go with the pictures before having read he 'real' sentences.
My kiddos beg for 'guess the covered word' so I thought this would be a great opportunity to let them do it at their level.