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  1. Renew! Become a Better - and More Authentic - Writing Teacher

    When was the last time you shook up your writing instruction? This book is built on the premise that our students are ever-changing, and so is our global landscape. While there's nothing inherently wrong with relying on instructional strategies that have worked in the past, it challenges writing teachers to rethink and revise their practice regularly, leading to the renewal of their professional lives. By looking at whether a practice matches students' needs and interests, examining whether it fits into what we know about children and learning, and then adjusting our teaching accordingly, we can nurture students to become critical thinkers, problem solvers and risk takers in the writing classroom and beyond.

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    A$24.95
  2. Extensions in Reading Mixed Packs

    This series of eight books, A to H, expands on the standards-based strategies taught in our CARS and STARS Series. Students use independent practice with graphic organisers and writing prompts to apply their understanding of the strategy. Extension activities are given in every lesson. Teacher-directed introduction and scaffolded models focus students' attention on mastery of the targeted strategy. Each Teacher Guide includes a suggested schedule, eight lessons in Book A (12 lessons in Books B to H), to help you introduce each strategy to the students.

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    Starting at A$79.95

  3. Inquire: A Guide to 21st Century Learning, Teacher's Guide

    The Inquire Teacher’s Guide introduces you to Inquire, shares the pedagogy that prompted its development, offers planning and instruction guidelines, and provides chapter-by-chapter lesson plans. The Teacher’s Guide is divided into two main parts. Part I introduces you to the Inquire handbook and helps you implement instruction thoughtfully and meaningfully. Part II provides chapter-by-chapter lesson plans. Inquire is a complete learning handbook, reflecting the latest and best research on thinking and literacy from around the world. It covers 21st century skills, basic study skills, the inquiry process and classroom projects.

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    A$21.95
  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Going Green: Years 3-4 (Revised)

    Get ready to go green! With the exciting and educational lessons in the Going Green series, your primary students will learn foundational skills while adopting sustainable practices that can be used throughout their lifetimes. This 2014 edition of Going Green: Years 3-4 has been revised to assist Australian primary teachers in incorporating the cross-curriculum priority of sustainability into their integrated teaching of core Australian Curriculum learning areas such as geography, English, mathematics and science. Lesson topics include Becoming G-R-R-R-R-R-R-EEN, Environmentally Friendly Lunches, Recycling in Your Community and many more.

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    A$19.95
  8. Going Green: Years F-2 (Revised)

    Get ready to go green! With the exciting and educational lessons in the Going Green series, your primary students will learn foundational skills while adopting sustainable practices that can be used throughout their lifetimes. This 2014 edition of Going Green: Years F-2 has been revised to assist Australian primary teachers in incorporating the cross-curriculum priority of sustainability into their integrated teaching of core Australian Curriculum learning areas such as geography, English, mathematics and science. Lesson topics include using recycled containers and lids to match upper-case letters with lower-case letters, creating a crafty counting book out of recycled materials, the life cycle of a milk carton, and many more.

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    A$19.95
  9. Differentiated Activities and Assessments Across the Australian Curriculum

    A significant advantage of working with the Australian Curriculum is the ability to modify existing content descriptions for broader curriculum application. Because they lend themselves so readily to differentiation, Australian Curriculum content descriptions can lead beyond lower-level test-prep answers to higher-level thinking and mastery of 21st century skills. Carolyn Coil's practical examples show educators how to use differentiated curriculum, instruction and assessment to promote individual student achievement. Within this framework, this book addresses over 50 topics in the Australian Curriculum learning areas of English, Mathematics, Humanities, Social Sciences and Science.

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    A$39.95
  10. Tools for Teaching Writing: Strategies and Interventions for Diverse Learners in Grades 3-8

    Teaching students to write with the level of fluency and focus demanded by new standards and common assessments is tough in a crowded curriculum loaded with lots of other instructional responsibilities. This series of writing prompts, instructional strategies, evaluation forms, and other tools help you address eight traits that lead to writing success. And a seven-step process ensures you always know which tool to use and when to use it as you teach essential writing skills. Because of the level of student diversity you face, there are ideas and strategies for accommodating different learning styles and tips for English language learners, struggling readers, and students with disabilities.

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    A$43.95
  11. 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

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