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  1. Jacob's Ladder Gifted Reading Comprehension Program, Years F-1, 2nd Edition

    Jacob's Ladder targets reading comprehension skills in high-ability learners by moving students through an inquiry process from basic understanding to critical analyses of text. Students in Years F-1 will learn to comprehend and analyse any reading passage after completing the activities in Jacob's Ladder, Years F-1 (2nd ed.). Using skill ladders connected to short stories (picture books) and poetry, students move from lower-order, concrete thinking skills to higher-order, critical thinking skills. The ladders include multiple skills necessary for academic success, covering common English curricular goals such as sequencing, determining cause and effect, classifying, inferencing and recognising main ideas. The second edition includes new readings and ladders for students to use.

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    A$47.95
  2. The Boy with a Different Brain: Creating Awareness and Acceptance of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

    Written from the perspective of an eight-year-old child, The Boy with a Different Brain offers readers a beautifully honest and uncensored account of exactly what it feels like to be friends with a person with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

    Through descriptions of everyday situations, and some of the more common ASD quirks, the narrator seeks to break down the stigma associated with ASD and build upon their friend's very unique set of strengths, interests and abilities.

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    A$19.95
  3. Exploring Critical Issues in Gifted Education: A Case Studies Approach

    In order to better prepare educators to work with gifted and talented students, Exploring Critical Issues in Gifted Education: A Case Studies Approach presents problem-based learning scenarios that explore authentic situations found in K-12 classrooms. The scenarios can be read and discussed in a short amount of time, allow the reader to gain greater understanding through empathy, require an analysis of multiple perspectives and support the standards of excellence set forth in gifted education standards. Using the cases in the book, educators will gain the insight needed to improve the identification of and services for gifted and talented students in light of these standards.

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    A$55.00
  4. What Learning Looks Like: Mediated Learning in Theory and Practice, K-6

    In this unique collaboration, the authors bring to life the theory of mediated learning. Through numerous examples and scenarios from classrooms and museums, they show how mediated learning helps children to become more effective learners. Readers learn the steps in the process, including analysing the child's problem, teaching the child to focus on the difficulty and using the techniques of mediated learning to enable the child to overcome the learning challenge. This is the first book to present Feuerstein's ground-breaking work in accessible language with copious examples of practice. 

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    A$45.95
  5. Revitalising Read Alouds: Interactive Talk About Books with Young Children, Pre-F-2

    This book is designed to help teachers, special education specialists and speech-language pathologists achieve two objectives: 1) how to interact with children around books in ways that are instructive in nature but also responsive to children's verbal contributions; and 2) how to use literature, informational texts and poetry to achieve the goals common to most modern curricula, including the Australian Curriculum. The authors provide specific recommendations for structuring read aloud routines in the early childhood classroom, making the read aloud interactive, using instructional strategies that enhance children's vocabulary and content knowledge, and extending children's verbal contributions.

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    A$35.95
  6. Apprenticeship in Literacy, Second Edition: Transitions Across Reading and Writing, F-4

    Apprenticeship in Literacy has become a teacher favourite, covering all aspects of a balanced literacy program in an integrated manner and showing how all components are differentiated to address the needs of diverse learners. An apprenticeship approach to literacy emphasises the role of the teacher in providing demonstrations, engaging children, monitoring their understanding, providing timely support and ultimately withdrawing that support as the child gains independence. This new edition details the seven principles of apprenticeship learning and helps F-4 teachers implement and assess guided reading, assisted writing, literature discussion groups, word study lessons and literacy centres.

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    A$39.95
  7. Mathematics for Gifted and Advanced Learners: Through the Lens of the Common Core

    Mathematics for Gifted and Advanced Learners: Through the Lens of the Common Core provides teachers and administrators examples and strategies to implement the Common Core State Standards with advanced learners at all stages of development in F-12 schools. The book describes - and demonstrates with specific examples from the CCSS - what effective differentiated activities in mathematics look like for top 10 learners. It shares how educators can provide rigour within the new standards to allow students to demonstrate higher level thinking, reasoning, problem solving, passion and inventiveness in mathematics.

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    A$29.95
  8. Using the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts With Gifted and Advanced Learners

    Using the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts With Gifted and Advanced Learners provides teachers and administrators examples and strategies to implement the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) with advanced learners at all stages of development in F-12 schools. Using the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts With Gifted and Advanced Learners describes - and demonstrates with specific examples from the CCSS - what effective differentiated activities in English look like for top learners.

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    A$24.95
  9. A Teacher's Guide to Using the Common Core State Standards With Gifted and Advanced Learners in the English Language Arts

    This book provides a blueprint for differentiating the CCSS for ELA for gifted and advanced students through the use of acceleration, depth, complexity and creativity within and across the year levels. It illustrates the differences between learning experiences for typical and advanced students based on the same standard and provides an array of examples across five of the information text and literary text standards while integrating the other aspects of English teaching and learning. The book highlights implementation features, such as classroom management and assessment of student work, that allow teachers to make data-based decisions about instruction for particular students.

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    A$49.95
  10. Eyes on Maths: A Visual Approach to Teaching Maths Concepts

    Eyes on Maths is a unique teaching resource that provides engaging graphics and pictures with text showing teachers how to use each image to stimulate mathematical teaching conversations around key F-8 concepts. Teachers using the book can download the images for projection onto classroom whiteboards or screens. This book will be useful to a broad range of teachers who will find new ways to clarify concepts that students find difficult. It can be used as a resource to prepare teachers for the higher mathematical thinking requirements of the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics. It will also be an invaluable resource for teachers working with students with low reading ability, including English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D) learners and special education students.

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    A$35.95
  11. Creativity and the Autistic Student: Supporting Strengths to Develop Skills and Deepen Knowledge

    Using creativity as a lens to explore the meaningful learning experiences of autistic youth, Carrie Snow evaluates and challenges common conceptions about autism and offers a strengths-based demonstration of the many ways that autistic people express creativity and imagination. She then identifies key qualities of education that are commonly cited by autistic people to be significant to the development of fulfilling lives, healthy identities promising careers and vocations, and creativity in general. This important resource shows how educators can support autistic F-12 students in public, private and inclusive as well as specialised schools.

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    A$32.95
  12. Jacob's Ladder Gifted Reading Comprehension Program: Early Primary Years, 1-2

    Jacob's Ladder is a reading comprehension program for gifted students that spans from early primary to early secondary instruction. Students progress through an inquiry process based on targeted reading passages that emphasise the ongoing development of higher-order thinking skills that are relevant across the curriculum. The Short Stories sections in the Jacob's Ladder, Early Primary books mainly refer to award-winning, readily-available picture books (not included). Poetry is drawn from selections by well-known poets, including William Blake and Edward Lear. In this book, the Interdisciplinary Connections section also refers to picture books (not included). This book is suggested for gifted students in the early primary year levels.

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    A$24.95

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