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  1. ASCD Arias Series

    ASCD Arias publications provide concise answers to challenging questions that you need to solve today—in a convenient format that you can read in one sitting and immediately put into practice. They’re the next-generation, immediate-need resources for everyone committed to the success of each learner.

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    Starting at A$15.00

  2. 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

  3. The Classroom Strategies Series

    This series offers in-depth research-based instructional strategies that can be used in the classroom to enhance student achievement. Classroom teachers as well as building- and district-level administrators will benefit from sharing the knowledge in this library and building capacity as a staff to implement strategies for school improvement.

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    Starting at A$24.95

  4. 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
  5. The Power of Scriptwriting! Teaching Essential Writing Skills Through Podcasts, Graphic Novels, Movies, and More

    This dynamic resource offers teachers a new way to energize the teaching of writing while also meeting key learning standards. The author draws on his unique background in education and media to provide this all-in-one resource to help teachers use the versatility of scriptwriting to motivate students and support literacy skills across the disciplines. Each chapter covers a different medium, outlining the writing skills required, and providing practical tips, sample projects, standards alignment, and strategies for differentiated instruction.

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    A$34.95
  6. Essentials for Achieving Rigour Series: Recording & Representing Knowledge: Classroom Techniques to Help Students Accurately Organise and Summarise Content

    Students must be able to summarise what they've read, analyse text for specific characteristics and create written works that demonstrate a deep understanding of the content. This book explores explicit techniques for mastering this vital strategy of instructional practice, and includes explicit steps for implementation, recommendations for monitoring students' ability to record and represent knowledge, adaptations for students who struggle, and common mistakes and ways to avoid them.

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    A$25.95
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Vocabularians: Integrated Word Study in the Middle Grades

    Building on the ideas developed in Word Nerds: Teaching All Students to Learn and Love Vocabulary, Brenda J. Overturf has updated and energised the recommended practices for middle grades students. Vocabularians is for any educator who wants to help young adolescents increase knowledge and competency with word study while bringing interest, motivation and even joy to their learning. Brenda takes teachers and administrators inside three middle-level schools where educators are integrating vocabulary instruction across the curriculum. By blending current research with classroom experience and application, Brenda builds on her work with Margot Holmes Smith and Leslie Montgomery and offers an easy-to-implement, customised-to-middle-school resource that will improve instruction and assessment.

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    A$39.95
  10. When Writing with Technology Matters

    Writing in the classroom has not kept pace with the digital learner; there is a profound gap between what student learn in school and the skills they need to thrive in the twenty-first century. When Writing with Technology Matters provides teachers with theory that supports the need for technology in classrooms and strategies on how to integrate technology into the English curriculum. This timely book addresses twenty-first century themes and targets current educational foci. This book demonstrates how to take advantage of the digital generation's affinity for technology in order to change and improve the writing process, empowering students to become better, more nuanced readers, writers and thinkers who are well prepared for the challenges of a digital world.

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    A$34.95
  11. Doing Literary Criticism: Helping Students Engage with Challenging Texts

    One of the greatest challenges for English teachers today is the call to engage student in more complex texts. Tim Gillespie, who has taught in public schools for almost four decades, has found the lenses of literacy criticism a powerful tool for helping students tackle challenging literary texts. Doing Literary Criticism gives each theory its own chapter with a brief, teacher-friendly overview and a history of the approach, along with an in-depth discussion of its benefits and limitations. Each chapter also includes ideas for classroom practices and activities. Using stories from his own English classes Tim provides a wealth of specific classroom-tested suggestions for discussion, essay and research topics, recommended texts, exam questions and more.

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    A$39.95
  12. Making Nonfiction from Scratch

    Do you have students whose nonfiction writing is formulaic, devoid of energy and voice? Skilled nonfiction writers draw on strategies, techniques and craft found in other genres: poetry, comedy, even mystery. Without those elements, nonfiction would be dry and dull. In Making Nonfiction from Scratch, professional development and children's book author Ralph Fletcher offers a candid critique of how nonfiction writing is often taught in schools and gives teachers the inspiration and strategies they need to help their students write authentic nonfiction. Ralph emphasises the power of choice, mentor texts and nonfiction read-alouds in making nonfiction an everyday part of classrooms.

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    A$29.95

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