2nd Edition

Differentiating Instruction With Menus Language Arts (Grades 6-8)

By Laurie E. Westphal Copyright 2017
    174 Pages
    by Prufrock Press

    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: Language Arts (Grades 6-8, 2nd ed.) include genres, writing skills, and mechanics.

    Grades 6-8

    Author’s Note Part I: All About Menus and Choice Chapter 1: Choice Chapter 2: How to Use Menus in the Classroom Chapter 3: Guidelines for Products Chapter 4: Rubrics Part II: The Menus Chapter 5: Genres Fiction Science Fiction Graphic Novels Plays Myths Novel Study Poetry Informational Texts Biographies Chapter 6: Literary Analysis Plot Theme Identifying Bias Rhetorical Fallacies Author’s Purpose Author Study Chapter 7: Mechanics Analogies Parts of Speech Root Words and Affixes Figurative Language Vocabulary Skills Chapter 8: Writing The Writing Process Self- and Peer Editing Expository Writing Persuasive Writing Reference Materials Research Skills References About the Author Common Core State Standards


    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. 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.

    With its reproducible menus and immediate applicability, Differentiating Instruction with Menus is one of those books that won't gather dust, as teachers will turn to it for quick reference often throughout the school year.,Kim Rensch,MiddleWeb, 7/6/17

    In this second edition of Advanced-level Differentiation Instruction with Menus Grades 6-8 series, author Laurie Westphal provides middle school educators with the tools needed to offer a student-centered educational environment that includes learner choice through menus.

    ,Gifted Child Today, 10/1/17