Schools That Work Mesquite Elementary School Grades 3-5 | Tucson, AZ Resources and Downloads for Differentiated Instruction Educators from Mesquite Elementary School, in Tucson, Arizona, have provided these resources for you to use in your own school. August 29, 2011 Related Tags: Assessment,Teacher Leadership,Student Engagement,Formative Assessment,Team Teaching,Curriculum Planning,Lesson Plans,Performance Assessment,3-5 Upper Elementary Share 2 Share Daily collaborative planning time at Mesquite Elementary enables teachers to plan differentiated instruction to address the progress of each student. Credit: Zachary FinkTips for downloading: PDF files can be viewed on a wide variety of platforms -- both as a browser plug-in or a stand-alone application -- with Adobe's free Acrobat Reader program. Click here to download the latest version of Adobe Reader. Click on any title link below to view or download that file. Resources On This Page: Lesson Plans & Rubric - Reteach and Enrich Tools for Data Assessment Culture Websites & Readings Lesson Plans & Rubric - Reteach and Enrich Sample materials used to teach, assess, reteach, and enrich one week's fifth grade math objective: differentiating prime and composite numbers. Watch our video or read the article to learn more about Mesquite's Reteach & Enrich program. Standard for Prime and Composite Numbers Overview of math objective for one week: differentiating prime and composite numbers Formative Assessment on Prime and Composite Numbers Weekly formative assessment on differentiating prime and composite numbers Reteach Examples Divisibility Rule Keynote Overview of divisibility rules for day one of reteach The Super Sieve Activity used on day two for reteach The Factor Game Worksheet for the factor game used on day three of reteach Enrich Examples Prime Match Game Example of a game played in enrichment class Bingo Call Cards Bingo call cards used for enrichment class Bingo Card Example of a bingo card used in enrichment class Websites Activities used by Mesquite teachers for teaching prime and composite numbers Fruit Shoot game from Sheppard Software Factor Game from Illuminations Interactive factor tree from National Library of Virtual Manipulatives Back to Top Tools for Data Assessment Teachers at Mesquite meet weekly with the student achievement teacher to review the most recent assessment data and plan instruction for each student accordingly. 5th Grade Math Formative Assessment Tracking Sheet Sample spreadsheet used to track student performance on each objective. Tracking Sheet for Bottom 25 Percent of 5th Grade Students Students whose performance falls in the bottom 25 percent of the class are tracked more closely using spreadsheets like this one. Benchmark = 1 quarter AIMS is the state standardized test PL = Performance Level on AIMS M = Meets A = Approaches FFB = Falls Far Below Class Development Profile Grid Grid displaying per student performance for each objective on a benchmark test. MS = Meets Standard AS = Approaches Standard FS = Falls Below Standard Development Profile Fifth Grade Class Profile report of overall performance for one fifth grade class on a benchmark test. Development Profile for Fifth Grade Profile report of overall performance for entire fifth grade on a benchmark test. Codes such as S1C1, S1C2, are weekly performance objectives; M05 is Mesquite, 5th grade. Back to Top Culture Bell to Bell Learning Philosophy at Mesquite Elementary Mesquite and Vail School Districtis ACT Statement Code of conduct for all students in the Vail School District Mesquite and Vail School Districtis REACH Statement Expectations for instruction for all teachers in the Vail School District Mesquite Schedule Daily schedule at Mesquite Elementary. Teachers at Mesquite have 35 minutes each day for collaborative planning. Mesquite School Map Mesquite was designed to encourage collaboration, with each grade level organized in pods around a common area. Back to Top Websites & Readings Beyond Textbooks -- website for the Beyond Textbooks program (Watch the Edutopia video to learn more about how Mesquite teachers use Beyond Textbooks. Math Solutions -- founded by Marilyn Burns, dedicated to improving math learning ABC Teach -- free printable resources Sheppard Software -- free educational games, activities and more National Council of Teachers of Mathematics -- resources for teaching math National Library of Virtual Manipulates, Utah State University -- games and activities for K-12 BBC Schools -- numeracy for ages 4-11 Renaissance Learning -- tool provider for data-driven schools Starfall -- learn-to-read website with phonics for K-2 Brainpop -- animated educational site Brainpop Jr. -- educational activities for K-3 Study Island -- standards-based learning solutions Education City -- interactive educational site Headsprout -- programs to teach early reading comprehension Back to Top Learn More About Assessment Latest Education Everywhere: School Success Stories from Abroad Embedding Assessment Throughout the Project (Keys to PBL Series Part 5) 3 Guidelines to Eliminating Assessment Fog Assessment, Choice, and the Learning Brain Online Math Games Balance Challenge with Mastery Learning Comments (2)Sign in or register to postSubscribe to comments via RSS Newest Related Discussions Discussion The furor over the Common CoreLast comment 3 days 19 hours ago in Assessment Discussion Recognize the Whole Child, In and Out of SchoolLast comment 2 days 21 min ago in Education Trends article Education Everywhere: School Success Stories from AbroadLast comment 1 month 1 week ago in Global Education video Embedding Assessment Throughout the Project (Keys to PBL Series Part 5)Last comment 6 days 15 hours ago in PBL Assessment blog 3 Guidelines to Eliminating Assessment FogLast comment 1 week 15 hours ago in Differentiated Instruction Sign in and Join the Discussion! 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