Differentiating Instruction with Menus for the Inclusive Classroom: Language Arts (Grades K-2)

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"Differentiating Instruction With Menus for the Inclusive Classroom: Language Arts" for grades K-2 offers teachers who have multiple ability levels in one classroom everything they need to create a student-centered learning environment based on appropriate choice for everyone. The book provides numerous types of leveled menus that young students can use to select exciting products to demonstrate learning. The attractive reproducible menus in the book address topics such as genres, mechanics, writing, and novels. Menus with similar formats but

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Overview

"Differentiating Instruction With Menus for the Inclusive Classroom: Language Arts" for grades K-2 offers teachers who have multiple ability levels in one classroom everything they need to create a student-centered learning environment based on appropriate choice for everyone. The book provides numerous types of leveled menus that young students can use to select exciting products to demonstrate learning. The attractive reproducible menus in the book address topics such as genres, mechanics, writing, and novels. Menus with similar formats but geared toward varying ability levels allow teachers to differentiate easily. Using the creative and challenging choices found in Three-Shape menus, Tic-Tac-Toe menus, Target-Based List menus, and more, students will look forward to sharing their newfound knowledge throughout the year. Also included are specific guidelines for products, rubrics for assessing student products, and teacher introduction pages for each menu.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781618210340
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks
  • Publication date: 3/1/2013
  • Pages: 150
  • Sales rank: 1,429,409
  • Age range: 7 years
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

After teaching science for more than 15 years, both overseas and in the U.S., Laurie E. Westphal now works as an independent gifted education and science consultant nationwide. She enjoys developing and presenting staff development on differentiation for various districts and conferences, working with teachers to assist them in planning and developing lessons to meet the needs of their advanced students. She is the author of the Differentiating Instruction with Menus series and Hands-On Physical Science.

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  • Posted January 6, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    This review first appeared on my blogs, Cozy Little Book Journal

    This review first appeared on my blogs, Cozy Little Book Journal and The Bookish Elf.

    I can't say enough great things about this series. On the other hand, I'm a preschool teacher, so my lesson planning looks a lot different than that described in this book, so why should you believe me? Because I'm an awesome book reviewer, that's why!

    And also because my partner Mike teaches middle school English and Social Studies (junior high, as it's known here in Canada) and this is what he had to say:

    "I particularly liked the way the choice boards were set up with 'free choice' options. Like in the bingo or tic-tac-toe menus, the whole board may have different things like "write a newspaper article" or "create a children's book" but then in the centre there'll  be "free choice." Of course the kid is going to choose that. But the trick is for 'free choice' they actually have to come up with their own project idea and write a proposal explaining it and get it approved before they even start. But writing a proposal is something you can grade them on! So it's like getting them to do a bonus assignment before they even do the real assignment. And the whole time the student is thinking he's getting away with something because he chose the 'free choice' square. Genius."
    I couldn't have said it better myself.

    Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher for the purposes of writing a review, though the review did not necessarily need to be favourable, just honest. I frequently read and review books for this reason, but I am always very truthful (and, I hope, fair) in my reviews. Therefore any opinions expressed are strictly my own (except in the case of educational resource books, in which case I often consult other educators to help me assess the books, which I usually mention in my reviews).

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  • Posted September 21, 2012

    Excellent Resource!! As a 3/4/5 Multiage Teacher, I found this b

    Excellent Resource!!
    As a 3/4/5 Multiage Teacher, I found this book (along with others in the series) to be a key resource in organizing the learning within my classroom. Westphal’s menu books have assisted me with meeting diverse academic ranges and infusing content standards. Project Based Learning has allowed for students within my classroom to pursue their interests and choose projects that match their personal learning styles. The variety of menus within these books allow for all learners to find an entry point with a concept. Small rubrics are also included which provide students simple descriptions of each project, increase their independence as learners, and allow for self-assessment to be a natural part of the learning process. These menus can be used to supplement curriculum, introduce or review concepts, or formatively assess student learning. I highly recommend these books to other teachers who strive to meet individual needs and personalize instruction for all students.

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