Differentiating Instruction With Menus for the Inclusive Classroom: Math for grades K-2 offers teachers everything needed to create a studentcentered learning environment based on choice. This book provides eight different types of menus that students can use to select exciting products that they will develop so teachers can assess what has been learned instead of using a traditional worksheet format. Topics addressed include numbers and number sense, operations, geometry, and measurement.
Differentiating Instruction With Menus for the Inclusive Classroom: Math provides numerous types of leveled menus that lower and on-level primary-age students can use to select exciting products to demonstrate learning. Menus with similar formats but geared toward varying ability levels allow teachers to differentiate easily. Using the creative and challenging choices found in Meal menus, Tic-Tac-Toe menus, Target-Based List menus, Point-Based List menus, 2-5-8 menus, Give Me 5 menus, Three-Shape menus, and Pick 3 menus, 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. This is a must-have for any teacher wanting to differentiate for a wide range of learners!
Table of Contents
AUTHOR’S NOTE CHAPTER 1: Choice in the Inclusive Primary Classroom CHAPTER 2: How to Use Menus in the Inclusive Primary Classroom CHAPTER 3: Product Guidelines CHAPTER 4: Rubrics and Grading THE MENUS How to Use the Menu Pages CHAPTER 5: Numbers and Number Sense Menus Number Words Place Value Skip Counting Mathematical Symbols Odd and Even Numbers 100th Day of School Greater Than, Less Than Patterns Money CHAPTER 6: Operations Menus Addition Subtraction Basic Addition and Subtraction The Grocery Store CHAPTER 7: Geometry Menus Basic Shapes Space Figures Reading Graphs Perimeter CHAPTER 8: Measurement Menus Calendar Temperature Time REFERENCES ABOUT THE AUTHOR COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS ALIGNMENT
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.