This is an easy-to-customize template I use in my class for differentiation. The first topic, Appetizers, is reserved for activities or tasks I need ALL students to complete. The side dishes and entrees offer students a choice in which ones to complete, and then finally, as an extension, dessert is optional. I have one for nearly every unit I teach, and students come to understand the workings and expectations of it quickly. As a twist, sometimes I make it a buffet and the students choose as many or as few activities to complete during class time, but with this method, they must also submit a time log.