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  1. Reading and Writing Instruction for Fourth- and Fifth-Grade Classrooms in a PLC at Work®: Every Teacher is a Literacy Teacher Series

    With Reading and writing instruction for fourth- and fifth-grade classrooms in a PLC at Work®, Year 4 and 5 teachers will equip their students with the foundational literacy skills they will need throughout their lives.

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    A$54.95
  2. Layers of Learning: Using Read-Alouds to Connect Literacy and Caring Conversations

    Layers of learning explores read-aloud strategies designed to enhance your reading and writing standards by capitalising on the way literature can impact caring communities. With over 200 picture-book suggestions, author JoEllen McCarthy introduces the Heartprint Framework, which demonstrates how you can layer literacy and life lessons throughout your day using multiple connections across learning.

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    A$44.95
  3. Literacy Reframed: How a Focus on Decoding, Vocabulary, and Background Knowledge Improves Reading Comprehension

    For decades, educators have struggled to overcome stunted student growth in literacy. Literacy reframed offers a fresh perspective on reading instruction with a robustly research-affirmed alternative to classroom skill work. Authors Robin J Fogarty, Gene M Kerns and Brian M Pete use the big three elements of literacy – decoding, vocabulary and knowledge – to guide educators in creating a classroom environment where students deeply engage in reading, writing, speaking and listening. The wealth of concrete, adaptable classroom examples and scenarios throughout the book will help K–12 teachers take action on this exciting approach.

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    A$39.95
  4. I Is for Inquiry: An Illustrated ABC of Inquiry-Based Instruction for Elementary Teachers and Schools

    I is for inquiry takes a unique approach to helping teachers in the primary grades create lessons and sustain inquiry in their classrooms. This colourful, illustrated alphabet book explores twenty-six (including X and Z) key ideas and skills in inquiry-based teaching and learning, such as collaboration, dialogue, evidence, hypothesis and scaffolding. Each short chapter summarises one inquiry element that can be built into students’ experiences using straightforward language, a classroom vignette, suggestions for using the concept and selected references and related internet-based resources. Teachers are busy people, especially early in their careers, and this book will be a familiar and fun resource as they are building self-confidence about teaching through inquiry.

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    A$39.95
  5. Social-Emotional Learning and the Brain: Strategies to Help Your Students Thrive

    Today’s teachers face a daunting challenge: how to ensure a positive school experience for their students, many of whom carry the burden of adverse childhood experiences, such as abuse, poverty, divorce, abandonment and numerous other serious social issues. Spurred by her personal experience and extensive exploration of brain-based learning, author Marilee Sprenger explains how brain science – what we know about how the brain works – can be applied to social-emotional learning.

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    A$44.95
  6. Novel Engineering, K–8: An Integrated Approach to Engineering and Literacy

    Novel engineering, K–8 shows how your students can work through engineering design challenges inspired by a broad range of literature – novels and short stories, biographies and histories, or even picture books. By way of introduction, the book offers clear conceptual background and practical advice on how the approach works: Your students pull information from literature to identify a problem. Then, using details from the story or text, they go through an engineering design process to develop functional solutions for their ‘clients’ – the book’s characters. To support your efforts and bring the concept to life, the book gives you five in-depth case studies featuring the use of novels, a biography and a nonfiction historical text.

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    A$49.95
  7. Cultivating Writers: Elevate Your Writing Instruction Beyond the Skills to Ignite the Will

    Cultivating writers shows teachers how to take writing instruction beyond the skills to ignite the will to write among Years 3–8 students. Based on extensive classroom experience, this book shares strategies that help students tap into their own life experiences, model the habits of a writer and make use of the tools of the trade. 

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    A$34.95
  8. Small Changes, Big Impact: Ten Strategies to Promote Student Efficacy and Lifelong Learning

    Designed as a guide to school reform, this resource outlines a series of ten small-scale changes powerful enough to make a lasting impact. Promote F-12 student growth through research-based instructional strategies, performance-based assessments and social-emotional learning (SEL).

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    A$34.95
  9. 68 Kagan Structures: More Proven Engagement Strategies

    These revolutionary teaching methods empower you to create an unparalleled level of student engagement. Kagan structures create a cooperative and caring class tone by putting students on the same side as they interact in pairs, small teams and with classmates.

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    A$55.00
  10. Five Practices for Equity-Focused School Leadership

    A call to action that is both passionate and practical, Five practices for equity-focused school leadership is an indispensable roadmap for educators undertaking the journey toward an education system that acknowledges and advances the worth and potential of all students.

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    A$49.95
  11. Uncovering Student Ideas About Engineering and Technology: 32 New Formative Assessment Probes

    Uncovering student ideas about engineering and technology has the potential to help you take an important first step in teaching for understanding – and perhaps transform your teaching about STEM-related topics.

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    A$44.95
  12. Classbuilding Questions

    Create a fun and friendly classroom environment through positive classmate interactions. The activities are a great way to energise students, have fun and get acquainted with their classmates.

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    A$35.00

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