Author: Laurie E. Westphal, Ed.D.
Product Code: 5345
ISBN: 9781618215345
Pages: 168
Availability: In stock.

The best-selling Differentiating Instruction With Menus series has helped teachers nationwide differentiate instruction for their high-ability learners with easy-to-use menus and exciting tools to challenge and reach gifted and advanced students in the classroom. Each book includes an updated, student-friendly rubric that can assess different types of products, free choice proposal forms to encourage independent study, and new and favorite challenging menus to meet the needs of these diverse higher level learners. Readers will also be able to save time by using updated guidelines that reflect changes in technology for each of the products included in the menus and find direct alignment with standards approved in recent years. Topics addressed in Differentiating Instruction With Menus: Science (Grades 3–5, 2nd ed.) include physical science, biological science, Earth science, and scientists and the tools they use.

Grades 3–5

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Review by: Jeffrey Shoemaker, Gifted Intervention Specialist - October 7, 2016
These menus will help to deepen student engagement, and interest in science . . . Students love the fact they can pick and choose what they will learn, and what products they will do to share their learning. I would encourage all teachers and home school parents to check this book out along with the whole series.
Review by: Jacqueline Pfeiffer, National Science Teachers Association - April 22, 2016

If you have never created a menu and are hesitant to do so, this book provides a wonderful variety of menus. It would allow a teacher trying differentiation great information and suggestions so that you could use the suggested menu with some “tweaks” to address the needs of your particular class . . . This book is great for starting differentiated instruction using menus for multiple learning styles. By using already produced menus, the teacher would gain confidence in later producing his/her own. I highly recommend this book.

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Review: Mindprint Learning - April 11, 2016

The choices offered in the menus are hands-on activities that will engage learners to apply their learning in creative ways, and allow students to leverage their strengths and interests in other domains, such as writing or drawing. Examples of menu activities include: perform a news report for a plan to prevent erosion, or design a working model that shows how wind energy is gathered . . . The book provides in-depth guidance for teachers of what to expect and how to implement each lesson, including objectives, time frame, grading rubrics, and special notes which includes practical advice.

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