Differentiating Instruction with Menus: Language Arts (Grades 3-5)

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Differentiating Instruction With Menus offers teachers everything they need to create a student-centered learning environment based on choice. Addressing the four main subject areas (language arts, math, science, and social studies) and the major concepts taught within these areas, these books provide a number of different types of menus that elementary-aged students can use to select exciting products that they will develop so teachers can assess what has been learned—instead ...
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Overview

Differentiating Instruction With Menus offers teachers everything they need to create a student-centered learning environment based on choice. Addressing the four main subject areas (language arts, math, science, and social studies) and the major concepts taught within these areas, these books provide a number of different types of menus that elementary-aged students can use to select exciting products that they will develop so teachers can assess what has been learned—instead of using a traditional worksheet format.

Each book contains attractive reproducible menus, each based on the levels of Bloom's revised taxonomy, for students to use to guide them in making decisions as to which products they will develop after studying a major concept or unit. Using creative and challenging choices found in Tic-Tac-Toe Menus, List Menus, 2-5-8 Menus, Baseball Menus, and Game Show Menus, 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.

This book includes menus that teach students about language arts genres, mechanics, and novels.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781593632250
  • Publisher: Prufrock Press
  • Publication date: 7/1/2007
  • Pages: 127
  • Sales rank: 349,911
  • Age range: 8 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.30 (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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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2011

    You need this book!

    I found this book very helpful in my Accelerated classroom. Although some of the students I have are very high learners, I have some students that learn slower, and the activities provided in this book allowed me to reach all learners. Students were actually excited about the acitivities they had to choose from. It was an amazing feeling as a teacher!

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