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Differentiating Instruction With Menus
Literature (Grades 6-8)

ISBN 9781618219480
Published October 15, 2019 by Routledge
192 Pages

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Differentiating Instruction With Menus: Literature (Grades 6-8):

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Choice Chapter 2: How to Use Menus in the Classroom Chapter 3: Guidelines for Products Chapter 4: Rubrics The MenusHow to Use the Menu Pages Chapter 5: Novels, Short Stories, and Drama Little Women “The People Could Fly The Dark Is Rising The Tale of the Mandarin Ducks Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry A Wrinkle in Time “Eleven Dragonwings Black Ships Before Troy: The Story of the Iliad The Diary of Anne Frank: A Play Sorry, Wrong Number “Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat Chapter 6: Poetry “Paul Revere’s Ride “O Captain! My Captain “Jabberwocky “The Railway Train “The Song of Wandering Aengus “The Road Not Taken “Chicago “I, Too, Sing America The Book of Questions References About the Author Common Core State Standards Alignment

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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.


For any teacher interested in offering choice, but who is unsure of how to begin, this book is a valuable tool for how to offer a menu and be sure students “order” the correct items for a fulfilling educational experience. Students are given more control over their learning process, and so they are more apt to work harder at showing their mastery. As control is released to the student, the learning becomes more meaningful and impactful to the student.,Erin Corrigan-Smith,MiddleWeb, 10/22/20