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  1. Essentials for Achieving Rigour Series

    The Essentials for Achieving Rigour series of instructional guides helps educators become highly skilled at implementing, monitoring and adapting instruction. Readers can put the guides to practical use immediately, adopting day-to-day examples as models for application in their own classrooms.

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    Starting at A$25.95

  2. Essentials for Achieving Rigour Series: Examining Reasoning: Classroom Techniques to Help Students Produce and Defend Claims

    This book explores explicit techniques for mastering this crucial strategy of instructional practice. It includes: explicit steps for implementation; recommendations for monitoring students' ability to examine errors in reasoning; adaptations for students who struggle, have special needs, or excel in learning; examples and non-examples from classroom practice; and common mistakes and ways to avoid them. The Essentials for Achieving Rigour series of instructional guides helps educators become highly skilled at implementing, monitoring, and adapting instruction.

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    A$25.95
  3. Everyday Physical Science Mysteries: Stories for Inquiry-Based Science Teaching

    What can make a ball roll faster? Does the temperature of wood affect the heat of a fire? How can old-fashioned tin can telephones teach today's students about sound and technology? By presenting everyday mysteries like these, Everyday Physical Science Mysteries will motivate your students to carry out hands-on science investigations and actually care about the results. The 21 open-ended mysteries focus exclusively on physical science, including motion, friction, temperature, forces and sound. The stories that accompany the science lessons come with lists of science concepts to explore, year level-appropriate strategies for using them and explanations of how the lessons align with national standards.

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    A$29.95
  4. Everyday Life Science Mysteries: Stories for Inquiry-Based Science Teaching

    How do tiny buys get into oatmeal? What makes children look like - or different from - their parents? Where do rotten apples go after they fall off the tree? By presenting everyday mysteries like these, this book will motivate your students to carry out hands-on science investigations and actually care about the results. These 20 open-ended mysteries focus exclusively on biological science, including heredity, botany, human physiology, zoology, reproduction, life cycles and health. The stories that accompany each science lesson come with lists of science concepts to explore, year level-appropriate strategies for using them and explanations of how the lessons align with national standards. They also relieve you of the tiring work of designing inquiry lessons from scratch.

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    A$29.95
  5. Everyday Earth and Space Science Mysteries: Stories for Inquiry-Based Science Teaching

    What are the odds that a meteor will hit your house? Do you actually get more sunlight from Daylight Saving Time? Where do puddles go? By presenting everyday mysteries like these, Everyday Earth and Space Science Mysteries will motivate your students to carry out hands-on science investigations and actually care about the results. These 19 open-ended mysteries focus exclusively on Earth and space science, including astronomy, energy, climate and geology. The stories that accompany each science lesson come with lists of science concepts to explore, year level-appropriate strategies for using them and explanations of how the lessons align with national standards. They also relieve you of the tiring work of designing inquiry lessons from scratch.

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    A$29.95
  6. Jacob's Ladder Gifted Reading Comprehension Program

    The Jacob's Ladder Gifted Reading Comprehension Program targets reading comprehension skills in high-ability learners by moving students through an inquiry process from basic understanding to critical analyses of texts, using a field-tested method developed by the Center for Gifted Education at the College of William & Mary. Students will learn to comprehend and analyse any reading passage after completing the activities in Jacob's Ladder.

    The new second editions for the Jacob's Ladder: Gifted Reading Comprehension series include various additions and enhancements to the successful first editions, notably new readings and ladders for student use, as well as many miscellaneous improvements.

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    Starting at A$15.00

  7. Jacob's Ladder Gifted Reading Comprehension Program

    Jacob's Ladder is a reading comprehension program for gifted students that spans from early primary to early secondary instruction. Students progress through an inquiry process based on targeted reading passages that emphasise the progressive, ongoing development of higher-order thinking skills that are relevant across the curriculum. This field-tested method of moving from basic understanding to critical analysis of text was developed by the Center for Gifted Education at the College of William and Mary.

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    Starting at A$15.00

  8. Primary Science Readers: I Wonder Why Series

    Science educators have long known the benefits of using children's picture books to help teach important science concepts. And every parent has experienced strings of "why" questions from little ones! The I Wonder Why book series is written to ignite the curiosity of children in Years F-6 while encouraging them to become avid readers. These books explore the marvels of animals, plants and other phenomena related to science and nature. Included in each edition is a Parent/Teacher Handbook with coordinating activities. The I Wonder Why series is written by award-winning science educator Lawrence F. Lowery. Each book is full-colour, 250 x 180 mm (B5) and 36 pages in length.

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    Starting at A$15.00

  9. Next Time You See Series

    Awaken a sense of wonder in a child with the Next Time You See. These books will inspire primary-age children to experience the enchantment of everyday phenomena such as pill bugs, fireflies, seashells and sunsets. Especially designed to be experienced with an adult - be it a parent, teacher or friend - the Next Time You See books serve as a reminder that you don't have to look far to find something remarkable in nature.

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    Starting at A$19.95

  10. Next Time You See Complete Set

    Awaken a sense of wonder in a child with the Next Time You See Complete Set. These books will inspire primary-age children to experience the enchantment of everyday phenomena such as pill bugs, fireflies, seashells and sunsets. The Next Time You See Complete Set contains the following books: Next Time You See a Firefly (NST6446), Next Time You See a Maple Seed (NST6125), Next Time You See a Slater (NST6149), Next Time You See a Seashell (NST6392), Next Time You See a Spider Web (NST8979), Next Time You See a Sunset (NST6361) and Next Time You See the Moon (NST9167).

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    A$100.00
  11. Caring Hearts & Critical Minds: Literature, Inquiry and Social Responsibility

    In Caring Hearts & Critical Minds, teacher-author Steven Wolk shows teachers how to help students become better readers as well as better people. Wolk demonstrates how to integrate inquiry learning, exciting and contemporary literature, and teaching for social responsibility across the curriculum. He takes teachers step-by-step through the process of designing and inquiry-based literature unit and then provides five full units used in real middle-years classrooms. Featuring a remarkable range of recommended resources and hundreds of novels from across the literary genres, this book gives teachers a blueprint for creating dynamic units with rigorous lessons about topics kids care about.

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    A$39.95
  12. Next Time You See a Cloud

    Next time you want to see a show, go outside and look at the sky. The clouds will put on a pageant for you with their every-changing shapes and sizes. This book reveals some fascinating science behind these beautiful displays. Author Emily Morgan, answers all kinds of questions: What are clouds made of? Why are some white? Which clouds mean fair weather is coming, and which ones means rain is on the way? If you could reach those fluffy, floaty puffs, could you jump on them like a trampoline? Next Time You See a Cloud is an engaging look at the science behind a sky-high spectacle. Make it a habit to keep looking up; there's a new show every day!

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