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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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  2. Differentiating The Curriculum: Supporting Teachers to Thrive in Mixed-Ability Classrooms

    In mixed-ability classrooms, it is inevitable that students will have different learning styles, backgrounds, prior knowledge, experience and willingness to learn. While teachers may be unable to change the content prescribed by their school, they have an enormous amount of control in the way they assign this content to their students. These include: Ability Grouping; Cooperative Learning Teams; Learning Contracts; Learning Centres; Multi-age Grouping; and Individual Learning Plans.

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  3. Tools for Teaching Academic Vocabulary

    In Tools for Teaching Academic Vocabulary, Janet Allen provides strategies that will help students learn new words, become more conscious of words and increase competence in knowing when and how to use words. Tools for Teaching Academic Vocabulary centres on four components of effective vocabulary instruction - providing rich and varied language experiences, teaching individual words, teaching word-learning strategies and fostering word consciousness - and provides tools to develop effective instruction for each component. Janet offers advice on teaching vocabulary across the curriculum, exploring how best to teach general academic vocabulary, discipline-specific vocabulary, topic-specific vocabulary and passage-critical vocabulary.

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  4. Tools for Teaching Content Literacy

    Janet Allen has developed the ideal support for teachers who want to improve their reading instruction across the curriculum. Tools for Teaching Content Literacy is designed as a ready reference for content reading and writing instruction. Each of the 33 strategies includes a brief description and purpose for each strategy, a research base that documents the origin and effectiveness of the strategy, graphic organisers to support the lesson and classroom vignettes to illustrate the strategy in use. Tools highlights effective instructional strategies and innovative ideas to help you design lessons that meet your students' academic needs as well as content standards, providing a quick reference when implementing standards, designing assessment or evaluating resources for literacy instruction.

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  5. More Tools for Teaching Content Literacy

    More Tools for Teaching Content Literacy extends this treasure trove with 25 new instructional strategies using the same format. Each of the strategies includes a brief description of the instructional tool; an exploration of how and why the tool would be used for instruction in content classes; graphic organisers, models and step-by-step instructions to support using and adapting the instructional strategy; and a research based that documents the origin, adaptations and related reading for understanding the effectiveness of the strategy. More Tools for Content Literacy is a handy reference that provides instant access to succinct descriptions, practical strategies and manageable assessments, allowing teachers to save time and be more flexible and confident in meeting students' needs.

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  6. Words, Words, Words: Teaching Vocabulary in Grades 4-12

    Do you spend hours creating work lists and weekly vocabulary tests only to find that your students have 'forgotten' the words by the following week? Words, Words, Words describes the research that changed the many teachers teach vocabulary. It offers educators practical, research-based solutions for helping students fall into new language, learn new words and begin to use those words in their speaking and writing lives. Words, Words, Words provides educators with a strong research base, detailed classroom-based lessons and graphic organisers to support the strategy lessons.

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  7. Differentiation That Really Works: Maths

    Differentiating requires more than just a simple bag of tricks. The strategies included in this book were chosen based on their ease of implementation and modification. In addition, they all encourage student engagement, provide inherent opportunities for differentiation and are appropriate for Years 6-12. The book provides time-saving tips and strategies from real teacher who teach maths. These teachers not only developed the materials and used them in their own classes, but they also provided useful feedback and comments about the activities. The strategies included in the book are tiered lessons, cubing, graphic organisers, exit cards, learning contracts and choice boards.

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  8. Differentiation That Really Works: Science

    Differentiating requires more than just a bag of tricks. The strategies included in this book were chosen based on their ease of implementation and modification. In addition, they all encourage student engagement, provide inherent opportunities for differentiation and are appropriate for Years 6-12. Differentiation That Really Works: Science provides time-saving tips and strategies from real teacher who teach science. These teachers not only developed the materials and used them in their own classes, but they also provided useful feedback and comments about the activities. The strategies included in the book are tiered lessons, cubing, graphic organisers, exit cards, learning contracts and choice boards. 

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  9. Developing Visual Literacy in Science, F-8

    With Developing Visual Literacy in Science, F-8, teachers can help their students develop the skills they need to "read", or make meaning from, visual images. These skills include interpreting scientific photographs, charts, diagrams, figures, labels and graphic symbols. Students can then learn to communicate to others - perhaps by creating their own graphic representations - the understandings and insights they have acquired from visual images.

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  10. Graphic Organisers for Science

    In today's world scientific literacy has become a necessity for everyone. The learning, critical thinking, decision making and problem solving that are part of science inquiry serve students in all areas of life and learning. Research shows that the use of visual tools increases performance in all these areas. The goals of most modern curricula encourage student engagement in 'hands-on' and 'minds-on' activities; graphic organisers give students a way to evaluate and communicate what they've learned through a combination of the two. They offer a workable way to manage the content, concepts and processes of science. Graphic Organisers for Science is one workbook resource needed by every student and teacher.

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  11. Graphic Organisers for Maths

    Analysis and communication are critical to all areas of mathematics. The US National Council of Teacher of Mathematics encourages the use of diagrams and visuals to help students develop problem-solving abilities. In addition, communication is identified as a key curriculum standard for mathematics. Graphic organisers help students analyse the steps in mathematical thinking and communicate with words, numbers and symbols for each step of their problem-solving process. Graphic Organisers for Maths is one workbook resource every maths teacher needs. Here are 47 graphic organisers for guiding the problem-solving process, using various problem-solving processes, and explaining or demonstrating specific maths concepts and processes.

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  12. Graphic Organisers for Any Subject, Any Year Level

    Good research in many subject areas shows that using graphic organisers leads to improved student performance on assessments and enhanced critical thinking skills. Such tools help students think about their thinking and think about their learning - and lay out ideas in a way to show what they know. Organising visually is a way to process, analyse and synthesise ideas so as to understand them more deeply. Graphic Organisers for Any Subject, Any Year Level is one workbook resource needed by every student and teacher. Here are 60 graphic organisers that can be adapted to most subject areas and most year levels for studying or communicating just about any idea on any topic. Use these open-ended or blank organisers in a variety of ways to fit the specific needs of your students.

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