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  1. A Head Start on Life Science: Encouraging a Sense of Wonder

    This book nurtures a lifelog love of science in children – and helps them find joy while doing it. Rather than teaching science facts to 3- to 7-year-olds, you can use the 24 inquiry-based activities in this book to prompt children to make discoveries on their own. A Head Start on Life Science follows up on the popular A Head Start on Science. The new book lets you generate greater interest in life science, offer related learning opportunities, extend beyond the classroom and use the material easily and in a variety of settings. All lessons include lists of learning objectives and required materials, plus relevant background to help you prepare. You can use them in preschools, primary schools, information science settings and home schools.

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    A$35.95
  2. 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
  3. Make the Future! Hands-On Sustainability Lessons Complete Set of 3

    Can primary students really change the world? Yes, they can - and this series shows them how! The Make the Future! Hands-On Sustainability Lessons is a cross-curriculum STEM series for Years 1-6 that gives real meaning to the idea of sustainability. Each resource is designed to supplement instruction in every Australian Curriculum learning area by addressing the Sustainability cross-curriculum priority, as well as reproducible worksheets and teachers' notes. Make the Future! includes whole-class, small-group and individual work with options for a range of skill levels; opportunities for multi-year-level collaboration, self-directed learning and community engagement; and content that actively develops key life skills, such as financial planning, nutritional knowledge and goal-setting.

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    A$70.00
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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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  12. Year Round Project-Based Activities for STEM, Years 1-2
    This book presents 8 units that require students to think creatively, to take risks and to put what they are learning into practice. Meanwhile, the teacher can continually assess what students are learning and make any necessary adjustments. This book actually makes learning fun – while meeting the requirements of the Australian Curriculum! Learn More
    A$49.95

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