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  1. Creative Investigations: Library Research and Extension Activities

    Creative Investigations presents thirty-six separate topics for independent research investigations. They are grouped under six broad headings: Ancient Mysteries, Living World, Ages and Aeons, Maths and Science, the Unbelievable and Potpourri. The topics range from King Tut's Tomb to Machu Picchu, Magic, Miniatures, Monsters, Sports and Superheroes. They have been especially chosen as they appeal to students.

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    A$21.95
  2. Thematic Unit: Friends (Revised Edition)

    This delightful book is an insightful look at friends and friendship through the use of two timeless books: Charlotte'’s Web by E. B. White and Bridge to Terabithia. Through the use of activities based around the characters from the texts, students can learn a lot about friendship and what it takes to be a good friend. The concepts used to highlight friendship in these two texts can shed a light on students'’ own relationships, in and out of the classroom. One of the most important themes discussed in this book is how to overcome differences in friendships, especially differences in appearance and gender.

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    A$29.95
  3. How to Punctuate 6-8

    This book presents punctuation rules that are appropriate for middle years students. Pages are organised and titled by groups of rules that apply to various punctuation marks and their usage. A brief description and examples of how to use the rules are given on each page for student reference during practice. Practice exercises are also included to reinforce each concept, and an answer key can be found at the end of the book.

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  4. How to Write a Paragraph 6-8

    This book is designed to show middle year students how to write clear and well-organised paragraphs. Students will realise that longer pieces of writing are written one paragraph at a time and will feel empowered as capable and effective writers. Included are pre-writing activities such as brainstorming and getting ideas, there is also a section on the essential parts of a paragraph that covers seven different kinds of paragraph writing.

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  5. How Grammar Works 6-8

    This book is a guide for your middle years students to become familiar with the basic units of grammar. The book provides an introduction, which includes the definitions, key words, and examples. Then, each part of speech is defined, with tips for identification and practice activities. Next, different usage rules and exercises are provided for practice with these concepts. There are review pages at the back of the book.

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  6. How to Punctuate 3-5

    This book presents punctuation rules that are appropriate for upper primary students. Pages are organised and titled by groups of rules that apply to various punctuation marks and their usage. A brief description and examples of how to use the rules are given on each page for student reference during practice. Practice exercises are also included to reinforce each concept, and an answer key can be found at the end of the book.

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  7. How to Capitalise Primary 3-6

    This is a primary school resource for your classroom. It can be used as workbook to teach capitalisation or use individual pages to supplement activities you are already doing. Each page has a capitalisation rule listed at the top. A brief description and examples of how to use the rule are listed for students to refer to during practice. Activities are provided for students to practise the rule listed at the top of the page.

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  8. How Grammar Works 3-6

    This book is a guide for your students to become familiar with the basic units of grammar and the parts of speech! First, an introduction with a study list of the part of speech is provided for the student. It includes the definitions, key words, and examples. Then, each part of speech is defined, with tips for identification. Practice exercises are then provided for identifying that part of speech. Next, different usage rules and exercises are provided for practice with these concepts. A review of parts of speech identification and a review of usage are provided at the end of the book, along with a peer editing checklist for students to use with their own writing.

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  9. Thematic Unit: Clothing

    Each thematic unit integrates activities across the curriculum in English, maths, science, social studies, art, music and life skills. Many of these activities encourage co-operative learning and suggestions and patterns for display boards are provided. Culminating activities enable students to synthesise their knowledge in order to create products that can be shared beyond the classroom. The activities are based on the following books: Mary Wore Her Red Dress and Henry Wore His Green Sneakers (adapted and illustrated by Merle Peek) and The Emperor's New Clothes (Hans Christian Andersen).

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  10. A 'Book Box' of Ideas

    The activities in this book have been designed to enable lower primary school students to work in small groups with a minimum of instruction. The activities have been graded according to the developmental stages of reading in the early years. These recommendations are fluid and can be altered depending on the needs and strengths of the students. The cards can be used with the children's take-home books or any book appropriate to their reading level.

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  11. Basic Not Boring Series: Study and Research 5-8

    This resource introduces middle years students to study and research. Each page invites the learner to try high interest, appealing exercises, which will help students with a new skill, reinforce an existing skill or assess a student's performance or understanding. This is no ordinary fill-in-the-blanks way to learn. These exercises are fun. Study and research is appropriately centred around a detective theme. Students will enjoy the activities and develop an understanding about research and how it works.

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  12. Basic Not Boring Series: Reading Comprehension 5-8

    This book is designed for primary or middle year students and uses interesting reading selections to develop reading and thinking skills. Students can try high interest, appealing exercises that will help them with new skills, reinforce an existing skill or assess a student's performance or understanding. The skills include how to; identify main ideas, distinguish between facts and opinions, summarise a story, predict outcomes, interpret charts and graphs, identify figurative language, evaluate ideas and form conclusions or opinions.

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