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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. 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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    A$35.95
  3. WRITE! Series

    The WRITE! series is a research-based writing program with a foundation in grammar, usage and mechanics (GUM). Comprising of eight books (Books A-H), the program has been developed to give children practice with the basics of writing as well as in-depth experience with writing prompts and rubrics. WRITE! gives primary and early high school students the tools they need to improve their writing skills and raise their scores on standardised tests such as NAPLAN. Each WRITE! book is explicitly aligned to the Australian Curriculum: English, but the series has relevance for any curriculum subject area that requires children to create written texts describing, explaining, summarising or commenting upon topics relevant to that discipline. 

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  4. WRITE! Series Class Set H (Years 8-9)

    The WRITE! series is a research-based writing program with a foundation in grammar, usage and mechanics (GUM). Comprising of eight books (Books A-H), the program has been developed to give primary and early high school students the tools they need to improve their writing skills and raise their scores on standardised tests. Each WRITE! book is explicitly aligned to the Australian Curriculum: English, but the series has relevance for any curriculum subject area that requires children to create written texts.

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    A$600.00
  5. WRITE! Student Workbook H (Years 8-9): Set of 5

    The WRITE! series is a research-based writing program with a foundation in grammar, usage and mechanics (GUM). Comprising of eight books (Books A-H), the program has been developed to give primary and early high school students the tools they need to improve their writing skills and raise their scores on standardised tests. Each WRITE! book is explicitly aligned to the Australian Curriculum: English, but the series has relevance for any curriculum subject area that requires children to create written texts. WRITE! Workbook H accompanies WRITE! Student Book H, which is intended for use by children in Years 8-9. It provides a space for students to record their responses to questions and assessments given in the Student Book. 

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    A$29.95
  6. WRITE! Teacher Guide H (Years 8-9)

    The WRITE! series is a research-based writing program with a foundation in grammar, usage and mechanics (GUM). Comprising of eight books (Books A-H), the program has been developed to give primary and early high school students the tools they need to improve their writing skills and raise their scores on standardised tests. Each WRITE! book is explicitly aligned to the Australian Curriculum: English, but the series has relevance for any curriculum subject area that requires children to create written texts. WRITE! Teacher Guide H accompanies WRITE! Student Book H, which is intended for use by children in Years 8-9. It contains advice for teachers on implementing the series, links to the Australian Curriculum and an answer key for Student Book H, as well as a range of reproducible tools for writing including additional writing prompts, graphic organisers and word lists.

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    A$15.95
  7. WRITE! Student Book H (Years 8-9): Set of 5

    The WRITE! series is a research-based writing program with a foundation in grammar, usage and mechanics (GUM). Comprising of eight books (Books A-H), the program has been developed to give primary and early high school students the tools they need to improve their writing skills and raise their scores on standardised tests. Each WRITE! book is explicitly aligned to the Australian Curriculum: English, but the series has relevance for any curriculum subject area that requires children to create written texts. WRITE! Student Book H is intended for use by children in Years 8–9. Topics covered in Part I: Foundations include interrogative and relative pronouns, joining sentences with appositives and revising sentences. In Part II: Models, students learn about seven different genres of writing: descriptions, personal narratives, fictional narratives, informative essays, persuasive essays, summaries and research reports.

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    A$100.00
  8. 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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    A$25.95
  9. 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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    A$25.95
  10. 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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  11. 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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    A$32.95
  12. 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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