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  1. Formative Assessment Years 1-2

    Good formative assessment provides effective feedback on a students’ understanding of the concept being taught. This series provides clear and practical resources to help you conduct accurate assessments. Pre-activities determine which students need extra help and which students are ready to advance. The graphic organisers and writing activities can be customised to meet your curriculum needs and help gather information on how your students learn. The collaborative reflections allow students to work together before moving on to the next concept.

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    A$21.95
  2. Make the Future! Hands-On Sustainability Lessons for Years 1 & 2

    Can primary students really change the world? Yes, they can - and this book shows them how! Make the Future! Hands-On Sustainability Lessons for Years 1 & 2 is a cross-curriculum STEM resource that gives real meaning to the idea of sustainability. It contains eight different activities for each year level, designed to supplement Australian Curriculum instruction by addressing the Sustainability cross-curriculum priority, as well as reproducible worksheets and teacher's notes. Make the Future! brings sustainability to life in the classroom, while empowering your students to make a tangible difference to their future - and to have fun at the same time!

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    A$32.95
  3. Messy Maths: A Playful, Outdoor Approach for Early Years

    Messy Maths offers a rich resource of ideas that will inspire you to tap into the endless supply of patterns, textures, colours and quantities of the outdoors and deepen children's understanding of maths through hands-on experience. Being outside makes maths real. In the classroom environment, maths can seem disconnected from everyday reality. Messy Maths reimagines the outdoor space through a mathematical lens, providing a treasure trove of suggestions to empower you to blend outdoor learning into your teaching practice. It is not a "how to" guide, but rather an easy-to-use reference book replete with ready-to-use games and open-ended ideas designed to help children become confident and skilled in thinking about, using and exploring abstract mathematical concepts as all they play outside.

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    A$47.00
  4. NOW Classrooms, Grades K–2: Lessons for Enhancing Teaching and Learning Through Technology

    Developed specifically for grades K–2, this resource presents classroom-ready lessons that support the ISTE Standards for Students. Use the lessons, which focus on four essential skills—communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity—to take instruction and learning to the next level through the use of technology. Each chapter includes strategies for developing authentic learning experiences and ends with discussion questions for personal reflection.

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    A$35.95
  5. NOW Classrooms, Leader's Guide: Enhancing Teaching and Learning Through Technology
    With a clear vision for action, school and district leaders can establish a creative, collaborative culture that prepares students to thrive in the connected 21st century world. Part of the NOW Classrooms series, this guidebook outlines a flexible framework that leaders can use to drive instructional innovation and create an engaging, student-centered learning environment using technology. Learn More
    A$32.95
  6. Assessing Unstoppable Learning

    The Unstoppable Learning model includes seven elements—(1) planning, (2) launching, (3) consolidating, (4) assessing, (5) adapting, (6) managing, and (7) leading. This user-friendly resource focuses on the assessing element, giving readers crucial protocols and activities for collectively reworking their assessment systems. By implementing the step-by-step actions shared by the authors, educators can prepare themselves and their students to thrive in 21st century classrooms and beyond.

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    A$35.95
  7. Differentiation in the Elementary Grades: Strategies to Engage and Equip All Learners

    In this comprehensive resource for elementary school teachers, Kristina J. Doubet and Jessica A. Hockett explore how to use differentiated instruction to help students be more successful learners—regardless of background, native language, learning preference, or motivation. Each chapter provides a plethora of practical tools, templates, and strategies for a variety of subject areas developed by and for real teachers. Whether you're new to differentiated instruction (DI) or looking to expand your repertoire of DI strategies, Differentiation in the Elementary Grades will show you classroom-tested ways to better engage students and help them succeed every day. Includes URL and password for free downloadable forms.

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    A$42.95
  8. Dirty Teaching: A Beginner's Guide to Learning Outdoors

    Juliet Robertson offers tips and tricks to help any primary school teacher to kickstart or further develop their outdoor practice. One of the keys to a happy and creative classroom is getting out of it and this book will give you the confidence to do just that. It contains a wealth of ideas and activities which ensure you provide a broad range of engaging outdoor experiences for your students. There is no need for expensive tools or complicated technologies: all you need to your coat and a passion for learning - oh, and you'd better bring the kids too!

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    A$47.00
  9. Patterns of Power: Inviting Young Writers into the Conventions of Language, Grades 1-6

    Jeff Anderson and literacy coach Whitney La Rocca take you into primary and intermediate classrooms where students are curious about language, engage with the world around them, and notice and experiment with the conventions all writers use. The first part of the book introduces a vibrant approach to grammar instruction and sets up what you need to immerse yourself in the Patterns of Power process, inviting students to experiment and play with language. The second part of the book offers over seventy practical, ready-to-use lessons, including extensive teacher-ready support materials; over 100 mentor sentences, curated for Years 1-6; student work samples; tips and power notes to facilitate your own knowledge and learning; and examples for application.

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    A$75.00
  10. Comprehending Text Using Literal, Inferential & Applied Questioning, Year 1
    Twenty different texts from a variety of genres are presented in five-page units. The activities support close reading comprehension and are designed to encourage students to examine content thoroughly and analytically. Each passage is followed by three levels of questioning – literal, inferential and applied, to determine the reader’s comprehension of the text. Every unit includes a page dedicated to applying a comprehension strategy. Learn More
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  11. Vocabulary in a SNAP: 100+ Lessons for Elementary Instruction

    Primary educators face crucial questions when shaping their vocabulary instruction - what words to target and how to foster self-directed student learning. Vocabulary in a SNAP: 100+ Lessons for Elementary Instruction by Angela B. Peery provides more than one hundred research-based mini-lessons that help teachers efficiently shape instruction, each taking no more than twenty minutes of instructional time. Years F-5 teachers can modify these flexible, effective lessons to fit their curriculum and their students' needs. With these tools, educators can collect data on student learning and refine their instruction to strengthen students' vocabulary, their confidence and interest in reading, and their likelihood of success in the 21st century.

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    A$45.95
  12. The Young Artist as Scientist: What Can Leonardo Teach Us?

    This is the first in-depth look at the important connections between the arts and science specifically for early childhood education (Preschool-Year 3). Highlighting their many commonalities such as the processes involved in creative problem-solving, the author draws on what we can learn from Leonardo da Vinci as the supreme artist-scientist. Every chapter begins with a vignette of Leonardo and relates his thinking to the development of children's ideas in the arts and STEM (STEAM). This fresh look at the interdisciplinary connections of the arts and science offers early childhood teachers and administrators a spectrum of tools for connecting the creative arts (art, movement, drama and music) to the STEM movement, 21st-century skills and developmentally appropriate skills.

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    A$42.95

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