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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. A Literature Unit: How to Train Your Dragon Student Workbook (Set of 5)

    This literature unit consists of two parts: this student workbook, and the teacher guide (available separately). Based on the popular children's novel by Cressida Cowell, it is divided into ten sections, allowing one for each week of the school term. Each section includes a comprehension quiz and three fun and engaging activities for students, with space to fill out answers, draft essays and letters and draw pictures. A Literature Unit: How to Train Your Dragon covers almost all of the aspects of Language, Literature and Literacy strands from the Australian Curriculum: English for Years 4-6.

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  3. A Literature Unit: How to Train Your Dragon Teacher Guide

    This teacher guide is the ideal resource for Australian Curriculum-aligned English instruction, combining fun activities with detailed literature instruction. This literature unit, based on the popular children's novel by Cressida Cowell, consists of two parts: this teacher guide, and an accompanying student workbook (available separately). It is divided into ten sections, allowing one for each week of the school term. This guide includes instructions on using the literature unit, spelling and vocabulary lists and three fun and engaging activities for each section. Further, it describes the way in which A Literature Unit: How to Train Your Dragon covers almost all of the aspects of Language, Literature and Literacy strands from the Australian Curriculum: English for Years 4-6.

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  4. 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
  5. 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

  6. How to Teach Academic Vocabulary

    How to Teach Academic Vocabulary presents relevant research on best practices, literacy and brain-based learning; outlines more than 50 easy-to-use, practical vocabulary strategies to increase students' academic achievement; and suggests ways to present the strategies to students. Help your students become self-sufficient learners with the ideas in this book. The book is intended to outline easy-to-use and practical vocabulary strategies for teachers who want to increase the academic achievement of all their students. Based on research around best practice, literacy and brain-based learning, the strategies in How to Teach Academic Vocabulary are designed to be used in all learning areas and across year levels.

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    A$24.95

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