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  1. Energising Smart Starters - Grammar and Punctuation: Motivational Exercises to Stimulate the Brain

    Each Smart Starter activity can be completed in a few minutes to provide the satisfaction of quick success and focus minds for further learning on the subject of Grammar and Punctuation. Activities are grouped by skill sets to be used to begin a unit, review a concept, expand into a larger lesson or just make every moment in the classroom a learning moment. One or more might help to ease students into a new area of study. A starter may inspire your students to develop questions or examples along the same lines or to expand the warm-up into a full-blown writing project. Smart Starters work well as starting points for students to create other similar questions and problems. Doing a Smart Starter will sharpen thinking processes and challenge brains.

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    A$15.95
  2. Close Reading with Text-Dependent Questions

    Provide students with the skills they need to thoughtfully and critically analyse text with the Close Reading Using Text-Dependent Questions series. Each book contains 22 short passages for students to read, annotate and summarise. Accompanying questions prompt students to carefully examine the passage for meaning, purpose, vocabulary and structure, using evidence from the text to support their conclusions. The final two units in each book include peer-led tasks in which group members are assigned roles and work together to analyse the texts.

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    Starting at A$35.95

  3. Our Amazing Animals: Comprehension Activities Featuring the Wildlife of Australia and New Zealand
    Peter Clutterbuck shares his love of our local wildlife, introducing students in Years 2-3 to 30 amazing animals. Throughout the book, students will engage with a wide variety of text genres, including emails, classroom notes, fictional narratives and journal entries. Tasks focus on encouraging students to draw out the full meaning of each text through a mixture of literal and inferential comprehension questions and activities. Learn More
    A$27.95
  4. Know the Lingo! Mastering Academic Vocabulary

    In order for students to acquire new knowledge and learning, they must be able to understand what they read, hear and are asked to do in the classroom. Students must comprehend academic vocabulary in order to understand instruction and academic texts. Know the Lingo! provides definitions and practice opportunities for specific instructional verbs so students can comprehend and follow directions with greater understanding and accuracy. Teachers are also given strategies that will help them teach academic vocabulary used in all learning areas. All reading passages have been Lexile levelled.

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    Starting at A$24.95

  5. Let's Get This Day Started: Reading

    Start your day off right with quick, high-interest reading passages that provide students with purposeful and accessible fluency and reading-comprehension practice. The passages and activities in Let’s Get This Day Started: Reading can be used to enhance students’ reading proficiency throughout the school year. Designed to be flexible enough for daily or weekly use, choose from 85 fiction and nonfiction passages organised into 17 themed units. Every reading passage includes multiple-choice questions that challenge students to exercise a variety of reading skills and strategies. Each unit culminates with a writing activity that requires students to revisit and integrate information from the various texts within the unit.

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    Starting at A$24.95

  6. Critical Reading: A Classroom Activity Resource

    Critical Reading is a classroom resource designed to support middle to upper primary students in extending their reading beyond the words. Distinguished author Peter Clutterbuck's carefully crafted activities will develop students' critical thinking and research abilities through targeted practice. Upon completion of this book, students will be able to judge the soundness of facts; differentiate fact from fiction, fantasy or opinion; locate, extract and synthesise information; assess the validity of arguments; ascertain the purpose of written words or codes; and draw inferences from information given.

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    A$29.95

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