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  1. We Can Do This! Student Mentor Texts That Teach and Inspire

    The power of peer models is undeniable. When students see others taking risks in their writing, persevering, problem-solving and succeeding, they been empowered. The models reassure them that they, too, are writers with important ideas to share and the ability to write well. They, too, can do this! Nothing motivates like peer models. Classroom writing expert Janiel Wagstaff brings the power of peer mentors to cross-genre, original student texts covering more than 70 critical teaching points, including the following: Address key writing standards and writing types. Highlight skills, strategies, writing elements and craft moves. Make instructional content real!

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    A$29.95
  2. Mentor Texts, Second Edition: Teaching Writing Through Children’s Literature, K-6

    It's been a decade since Lynne Dorfman and Rose Cappelli wrote the first edition of Mentor Texts. The second edition includes brand-new "Your Turn Lessons", built around the gradual release of responsibility model, offering suggestions for demonstrations and shared or guided writing. Reflection is emphasised as a necessary component to understanding why mentor authors chose certain strategies, literacy devices, sentence structures and words. The book is organised around the characteristics of good writing - focus, content, organisation, style and conventions. Rose and Lynne write in a friendly and conversational style, employing numerous anecdotes to help teachers visualise the process and offer strategies that can be immediately implemented in the classroom.

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    A$39.95
  3. Maths Work Stations: Independent Learning You Can Count On, F-2

    If you've ever questioned how to make maths stations work, you'll find this photo-filled, idea-packed resource invaluable. In Maths Work Stations you'll find ideas to help children develop conceptual understanding and skills, use maths vocabulary as they talk about their mathematical thinking and connect big ideas to meaningful independent exploration and practice. This book details how to set up, manage and keep maths stations going throughout the year. There's even a chapter developed solely to organising and using maths manipulatives. Charts, reproducible forms and maths work station icons are included to provide everything you'll need to get started with stations in your classroom right away.

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    A$49.95
  4. Preventing Misguided Reading: Next Generation Guided Reading Strategies

    Feeling exhausted after guided reading? Are you working tirelessly while your students aren't even breaking a sweat? Do you ever wonder if other teachers feel the same way you do about guided reading - that it's not working the way you think it should? You are not alone. There seems to be much confusion surrounding guided reading - the term even means something different from school to school. Now you can turn to authors Jan Burkins and Melody Croft to prevent guided reading from going astray in your classroom. Jan and Melody present personal clarifications, adaptations and supports that have helped them work through their own tricky parts as they guide readers. With 27 strategies, you're sure to find the help you need to work through your challenges as you guide groups of readers.

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    A$39.95
  5. Teaching the Best Practice Way: Methods That Matter, K-12

    In Teaching the Best Practice Way, Harvey Daniels and Marilyn Bizar present seven basic teaching structures that make classrooms more active, experiential, collaborative, democratic and cognitive, while simultaneously meeting best practice standards across learning areas and throughout the year levels. Each chapter begins with an essay outlining one key method, providing its historical background and research results, and then describing the structure's vital features. The book shares new research studies that validate the principles and activities of best practice teaching, along with lists of recommended materials that support each of the seven methods.

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    A$32.95
  6. Literacy Out Loud: Creating Vibrant Classrooms Where “Talk” Is the Springboard for All Learning

    How can teachers create a lively social network of literacy learning where talk is the foundation? How can classroom talk be encouraged and guided so that students become fluent and effective oral communicators? This book proposes everyday activities that will answer these questions and help literacy flourish. The authors recognise the important role "talk" plays in developing the reading and writing abilities that students need. The book offers strategies where oral language takes centre stage and is fostered through engaging activities in F-8 classrooms. Literacy Out Loud argues that listening and speaking, or talk, is at the heart of a vibrant classroom. It shows teachers how to nurture dynamic classroom talk that is essential in its own right and makes all learning possible.

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    A$32.95
  7. How Do I Get Them to Write? Explore the Reading-Writing Connection Using Freewriting and Mentor Texts to Motivate and Empower Students

    How Do I Get Them to Write? Investigates the vital connection between reading and writing. This remarkable book argues that reading, writing and the inevitable discussions that follow lead students to appreciate the experiences of others, open their minds to new possibilities, gain a glimpse into unknown worlds, make connections to their own live and reflect on their own choices and learning. How Do I Get Them to Write? is committed to helping teachers get all students writing regardless of their attitudes or their current abilities. Based on the premise that all students can learn to write with appropriate teaching, modelling and practice, this is an ideal resource for teachers who love writing as well as for those who find it a challenging process.

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    A$32.95
  8. Year Round Project-Based Activities for STEM Series

    Wondering how to incorporate science, technology, engineering and mathematics PLUS collaboration, critical thinking, problem-solving and digital literacy into the Preschool–Year 3 curriculum? You can do it with project-based learning units and scaffolded activities through which young students design, create and use learning/play centres. The books in the Year-Round Project-Based Activities for STEM series each present fun, hands-on units that incorporate a combination of science, technologies and engineering, and mathematics principles, each broken down into five phases with specific guidelines, options for adjustments and suggestions for parent support. This “learning-by-doing” approach is fun, and it allows learning to come naturally as children who are bubbling with different abilities, backgrounds and ideas work together – all while meeting important Australian Curriculum requirements!

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  9. Year Round Project-Based Activities for STEM, Years F-1
    Wondering how to incorporate science, technology, engineering and maths PLUS collaboration, critical thinking, problem-solving and digital literacy into the F–1 curriculum? You can do it with project-based learning units through which young students design, create and use learning/play centres, including an airport, a pizzeria, a bowling alley and more! Learn More
    A$49.95
  10. Sharing the Blue Crayon: How to Integrate Social, Emotional, and Literacy Learning
    Social and emotional learning is at the heart of good teaching, but as standards and testing requirements consume classroom time and divert teachers’ focus, these critical skills often get sidelined. In Sharing the Blue Crayon, Mary Anne Buckley shows teachers how to incorporate social and emotional learning into a busy day and then extend these skills to literacy lessons for young children. Through simple activities such as read-alouds, sing-alongs, murals, and performances, students learn how to get along in a group, empathize with others, develop self-control and give and receive feedback, all while becoming confident readers and writers. Learn More
    A$29.95
  11. Fun and Fundamental Maths for Young Children: Building a Strong Foundation in Preschool-Year 2

    This book focuses on the most important concepts and skills needed to provide early learners with a strong foundation in mathematics, in ways that are fun for both children and educators! For each mathematical concept, Marian Small provides sample activities and lessons, as well as guidance for using children's books, games, manipulatives and electronic devices. This resource also demonstrates how to differentiate instruction using tasks and questions designed to include all students. The text features her special brand of lucid explanation of difficult concepts, fresh and engaging teaching examples, troubleshooting tips and formative assessments. Fun and Fundamental Maths for Young Children can be used with any early childhood curriculum or as a stand-alone program in preschools.

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    A$39.95
  12. Take Control of the Noisy Class: From Chaos to Calm in 15 Seconds

    Are you fed up with students who talk over you and ignore your instructions? Are you tired, drained and worn out because of low-level disruption, disobedience and defiance? Do you long for a workable, practical system to help you take control and enjoy stress-free teaching? If you answered "yes" to any of those questions you'll love the highly effective, proven strategies in Take Control of the Noisy Class. Packed with powerful, fast-acting techniques the book helps teachers transform their ability to connect and succeed with hard-to-reach, reluctant learners. Even if you have never had "the class from hell", you'll find hundreds of practical, usable ideas and interventions to meet students' needs and create a thoroughly enjoyable classroom climate for all concerned.

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    A$35.95

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