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  1. Poster: Reminders for Good Readers

    This convenient learning poster can be displayed in your classroom to remind students of the eight strategies that good readers use to understand a text. These include Preview, Infer, Picture It, Make Connections, Ask Questions and more. A related lessons and activities poster is included, allowing students to further explore the reading strategies of inference and prediction.

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    A$16.95
  2. The Thoughtful Classroom Portfolio Series: From Note Taking to Notemaking

    Making good notes is essential to academic success, and research shows that note-savvy students significantly and consistently outperform their peers in school. This resource has everything a teacher needs to master the strategy of notemaking, in turn strengthening their students' learning.

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    A$24.95
  3. Teaching Students to Think Like Scientists

    The scientific curiosity of students is never stronger than in primary school, and teachers should always seek to nurture and encourage these questioning behaviours, rather than quash them. With Teaching Student to Think Like Scientists teachers will be fully prepared to enhance their science and literacy instruction, as well as address the new Australian Curriculum: Science and English content descriptions. Teaching Students to Think Like Scientists prepares students to examine decisions and ideas through scientific investigation and argumentation. Using the research-supported strategies of this book, teachers of science – or any other subject – will give students a rich and lasting understanding of the essential role of science in their daily lives and in the global community.

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    A$32.95
  4. 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

  5. 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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    A$25.95
  6. 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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    A$25.95
  7. 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
  8. WRITE! Series Class Set D (Years 4-5)

    This pack contains twenty-five copies of WRITE! Student Book D. Topics covered in Part I: Foundations include doing verbs and relating verbs, exact adjectives, joining sentences and proofreading. 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; twenty-five copies of WRITE! Workbook D, providing a space for students to record their responses to questions and assessments given in the Student Book; and one copy of WRITE! Teacher Guide D, containing advice for teachers on implementing the series, links to the Australian Curriculum and an answer key for Student Book D, as well as a range of reproducible tools for writing including additional writing prompts, graphic organisers and word lists.

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    A$600.00
  9. WRITE! Series Class Set C (Years 3-4)

    This pack contains twenty-five copies of WRITE! Student Book C. Topics covered in Part I: Foundations include subject-verb agreement, adjectives that compare, quotations in dialogue and varying ideas in 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; twenty-five copies of WRITE! Workbook C, providing a space for students to record their responses to questions and assessments given in the Student Book; and one copy of WRITE! Teacher Guide C, containing advice for teachers on implementing the series, links to the Australian Curriculum and an answer key for Student Book C, as well as a range of reproducible tools for writing including additional writing prompts, graphic organisers and word lists.

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    A$600.00
  10. 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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    Starting at A$15.95

  11. WRITE! Student Workbook D (Years 4-5): 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 D accompanies WRITE! Student Book D, which is intended for use by children in Years 4-5. 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
  12. WRITE! Teacher Guide D (Years 4-5)

    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! Teacher Guide D accompanies WRITE! Student Book D, which is intended for use by children in Years 4-5. It contains advice for teachers on implementing the series, links to the Australian Curriculum and an answer key for Student Book D, 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

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