ERIC Number: ED523638
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
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Differentiating Instruction with Menus Grades 3-5: Science
Westphal, Laurie E.
Prufrock Press Inc
"Differentiating Instruction With Menus Grades 3-5" offers teachers everything they need to create a student-centered learning environment based on choice. Addressing the four main subject areas (language arts, math, science, and social studies) and the major concepts taught within these areas, these books provide a number of different types of menus that elementary-aged 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. Each book contains attractive reproducible menus, each based on the levels of Bloom's revised taxonomy, for students to use to guide them in making decisions as to which products they will develop after studying a major concept or unit. Using creative and challenging choices found in Tic-Tac-Toe Menus, List Menus, 2-5-8 Menus, Baseball Menus, and Game Show 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 book includes menus that teach students about physical science, earth science, and scientists and the tools they use.
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Individualized Instruction, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Students, Evaluation Methods, Student Evaluation, Printed Materials, Classification, Guides, Decision Making, Scoring Rubrics, Learner Controlled Instruction, Student Participation, Instructional Materials, Earth Science, Biological Sciences
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 3; Grade 4; Grade 5
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