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 the 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 include genres, writing skills, and mechanics. Topics addressed in Differentiating Instruction With Menus: Math include whole numbers and operations, fractions, probability and statistics, geometry, measurement, and problem solving. Topics addressed in Differentiating Instruction With Menus: Science include physical science, biological science, Earth science, and scientists and the tools they use. Topics addressed in Differentiating Instruction With Menus: Social Studies include ancient history, American history and documents, government, people, and geography."
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.