Differentiating Instruction With Menus: Literature (Grades 3-5) (Paperback)

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Differentiate literature instruction for students of different abilities with easy-to-use menus and other exciting tools. Differentiating Instruction With Menus: Literature (Grades 3–5):

  • Contains attractive reproducible menus for novels, short stories, and poems commonly used in grades 3–5 classrooms.
  • Features titles suggested by the Common Core State Standards.
  • Offers teachers everything needed to create a student-centered learning environment based on choice.
  • Is based on Bloom's revised taxonomy.
  • Incorporates different learning styles.

The menus feature activities paired with works such as Charlotte's Web by E. B. White, Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan, Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater, and The Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich; poetry by Ernest Lawrence Thayer, Robert Frost, Emily Dickinson, and William Blake; and much more. The menus can be used to guide students in making decisions as to which products they will develop after studying a major piece of literature. Using creative and challenging choices found in a variety of menu formats, 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.

Grades 3–5

About the Author

After teaching science for more than 15 years, Laurie E. Westphal, Ed.D., now works as a gifted education and science consultant. She enjoys developing and presenting staff development on low-stress differentiation strategies and using menus, working with teachers to assist them in developing lessons to meet the needs of their advanced students.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781618219466
ISBN-10: 1618219464
Publisher: Prufrock Press
Publication Date: October 15th, 2019
Pages: 190
Language: English