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  1. Learning to Love Grammar: Activities and Exercises For Better Writing

    With humorous anecdotes, uplifting stories and valuable life advice, author Peter Clutterbuck brings his many years of experience as a classroom teacher to help students grasp the fundamentals of grammar in a fun and engaging way.

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    A$35.95
  2. Comprehending Text Using Literal, Inferential & Applied Questioning
    Each book in the Comprehending Text Using Literal, Inferential and Applied Questioning series features twenty texts to support close reading and comprehension in the classroom. Each passage follows a different genre, from fairy tales and fables to suspense and horror, ensuring an engaging experience for young readers. Accompanying activities encourage students to apply comprehension strategies to draw both literal and inferential meaning from each text. Learn More

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  3. Close Reading with Text-Dependent Questions

    Provide students with the skills they need to thoughtfully and critically analyse text with the Close Reading Using Text-Dependent Questions series. Each book contains 22 short passages for students to read, annotate and summarise. Accompanying questions prompt students to carefully examine the passage for meaning, purpose, vocabulary and structure, using evidence from the text to support their conclusions. The final two units in each book include peer-led tasks in which group members are assigned roles and work together to analyse the texts.

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  4. Our Amazing Animals: Comprehension Activities Featuring the Wildlife of Australia and New Zealand
    Peter Clutterbuck shares his love of our local wildlife, introducing students in Years 2-3 to 30 amazing animals. Throughout the book, students will engage with a wide variety of text genres, including emails, classroom notes, fictional narratives and journal entries. Tasks focus on encouraging students to draw out the full meaning of each text through a mixture of literal and inferential comprehension questions and activities. Learn More
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  5. Know the Lingo! Mastering Academic Vocabulary

    In order for students to acquire new knowledge and learning, they must be able to understand what they read, hear and are asked to do in the classroom. Students must comprehend academic vocabulary in order to understand instruction and academic texts. Know the Lingo! provides definitions and practice opportunities for specific instructional verbs so students can comprehend and follow directions with greater understanding and accuracy. Teachers are also given strategies that will help them teach academic vocabulary used in all learning areas. All reading passages have been Lexile levelled.

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  6. Let's Get This Day Started: Reading

    Start your day off right with quick, high-interest reading passages that provide students with purposeful and accessible fluency and reading-comprehension practice. The passages and activities in Let’s Get This Day Started: Reading can be used to enhance students’ reading proficiency throughout the school year. Designed to be flexible enough for daily or weekly use, choose from 85 fiction and nonfiction passages organised into 17 themed units. Every reading passage includes multiple-choice questions that challenge students to exercise a variety of reading skills and strategies. Each unit culminates with a writing activity that requires students to revisit and integrate information from the various texts within the unit.

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