Schools That Work Forest Lake Elementary School Grades K-5 | Columbia, SC Bookmark Downloads and Resources from Forest Lake Elementary Free tools, reading lists, web links and other resources to help bring differentiated instruction to your school. Grace RubensteinFormer senior producer at Edutopia April 26, 2010 Related Tags: Project-Based Learning, Classroom Technology, Curriculum Planning, Digital Divide, Dropout Prevention, Fundraising and Supplies, Professional Development, Rubrics, K-2 Primary, 3-5 Upper Elementary Science themes, especially space, permeate Forest Lake Elementary, which partners with NASA as one of 50 NASA Explorer Schools nationwide.Photo credit: Grace Rubenstein Resources On This Page: Professional Development Teaching Strategies Lesson Plans and Rubrics Example Project: Landforms Reading List Professional development Walk-through observation form (428K) Back to Top Teaching strategies A write-up of best practices from the first-grade team (424K) Smart ways to use a SMART Board (844K) Example weekly plan for differentiated lessons - Grade 2 language arts (960K) Back to Top Lesson plans and rubrics Collaborative unit plan - Blank form (448K) Collaborative unit plan - Kindergarten seasons unit (628K) Subject integration wheel for kindergarten seasons unit (220K) Forest Lake writing rubric (560K) Forest Lake group PowerPoint presentation rubric (440K) Example lesson - Grade 2 fantasy writing (1.7MB) Back to Top Example Project: Landforms Collaborative unit plan - Grade 5 landforms (652K) Landforms: Rubric for building a structure (244K) Landforms: Diorama rubric (248K) Landforms: Individual project assignment (220K) Landforms: Webquest (656K) Landforms: Rubric for making a brochure (248K) Landforms: Multimedia rubric (248K) Landforms: Storytelling rubric (244K) Back to Top Reading List: Suggested Reading on Differentiated Instruction A Culture of Quality: A Reflection on Practice. Ron Berger (1996) Annenberg Institute for School Reform. Shouting Won't Grow Dendrites. Marsha L. Tate (2007) Corwin Press. Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites. Marsha L. Tate (2010) Corwin Press. Brain-Based Learning: The New Paradigm of Teaching, 2nd Edition. Eric Jensen (2005) Corwin Press. How to Differentiate Instruction in Mixed Ability Classrooms, 2nd Edition. Carol Ann Tomlinson (2001) Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD). The Differentiated Classroom - Responding to the Needs of All Learners. Carol Ann Tomlinson (1999) Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD). Integrating Differentiated Instructions & Understanding by Design. Carol Ann Tomlinson (2006) Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD). Suggested Reading on Other Topics A Framework for Understanding Poverty. Ruby K. Payne (2005) aha Process, Inc. 4th edition. Explaining Reading. Gerald G. Duffy (2009) Guilford Press. Reading Essentials. Regie Routman (2002) Heinemann. Wondrous Words. Katie Wood Ray (1999) National Council of Teachers of English. What a Writer Needs. Ralph Fletcher (1992) Heinemann. Suggested Web Resources from Forest Lake Here are some of Forest Lake staff members' favorite websites for finding videos, graphics, sound clips, and other assets for lessons. YouTube TeacherTube Discovery Education NetTrekker DISCUS StreamlineSC - South Carolina ETV SMART Technologies BrainPOP EducationCity Study Island ReadWriteThink Super Teacher Tools IXL Math Teachnet.com Cute Colors Teacher Created Resources Storybird - Collaborative Storytelling EPals Global Community Education Place tuxpi.com Photo Effects and Picture Frames fodey.com - The Newspaper Clipping Image Generator Audacity: Free Audio Editor and Recorder American Memory from the Library of Congress Blackboard History Detectives from PBS Library of Congress NASA Global Research in Climate Modeling Smithsonian Education Storyline Online NASA Kids' Club Back to Top What do you think of Schools that Work?Tweet your answer to @edutopia or post your comment below. 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