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  1. Rev Up Robotics: Real-World Computational Thinking in the K–8 Classroom

    Rev up robotics shows educators how to begin incorporating robotics in tandem with computational thinking into content area lessons or electives. Part 1 covers the basics, defining robotics and sharing real-world applications along with how to teach foundational skills for computational thinking and computer science. Part 2 shows robotics in practice within the context of content areas and features lesson plans mapped to academic and technology standards, including the ISTE Standards and the Computer Science Teacher Association Standards. Part 3 offers advice on pedagogy and teaching strategies backed by research from the learning sciences, and shares approaches to teaching robotics using project-based learning or as part of after-school clubs or robotics competitions.

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    A$39.95
  2. Transform Your K-5 Math Class: Digital Age Tools to Spark Learning

    Instead of drill-and-practice apps and worksheets, what if technology enabled exploration of mathematics concepts? Instead of screens for disconnected individual learning, what if technology fostered mathematical discourse and collaboration? Instead of a one-size-fits-all approach to teaching mathematics, what if we used technology to differentiate to meet students’ diverse needs? Technology has the power to support the teaching and learning of mathematics content at all grade levels, but the presence of technology is insufficient unless it’s paired with effective teaching practices and meaningful content. This book poses and unpacks the above questions and many more, with detailed classroom examples to illustrate practical strategies for integrating technology in the F-5 classroom.

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    A$31.95
  3. Teaching Words and How They Work: Small Changes for Big Vocabulary Results

    Research shows that vocabulary is the best support for students’ comprehension of narrative and information texts. Often, vocabulary instruction focuses on a few target words in specific texts. However, to understand the many new words in complex texts students need to know how words work. This book, written by an award-winning authority on reading instruction, shows teachers how to make small changes to teach more words and also how words work. Many of these small changes involve enrichments to existing vocabulary practices, such as word walls and conversations with students. Each chapter includes descriptions of teachers’ implementation of small changes to support big gains in students’ vocabulary. This book offers practical steps that F-8 teachers can use in any reading program.

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    A$39.95
  4. Engaging Literate Minds: Developing Children’s Social, Emotional, and Intellectual Lives, K–3

    Interestingly, educators are recognising that for children to thrive intellectually they need socially and emotionally healthy classrooms. Conveniently, this is exactly what parents have always wanted for their children - classrooms that offer and grow positive relationships and behaviour, emotional self-regulation and a sense of wellbeing. Using the guiding principles from Peter Johnston’s bestselling professional resources, Choice Words and Opening Minds, Peter and six colleagues began a journey to create just such classrooms - environments in which children meaningfully engage with each other through reading, writing, making and discussing books. In Engaging Literate Minds, you’ll discover how these teachers struggled and succeeded in building such classrooms.

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    A$54.95
  5. Teaching Tough Topics

    Teaching Tough Topics shows teachers how to lead students to become caring citizens as they read and respond to quality children’s literature. It focuses on topics that can be challenging to teach, yet are key to building a better understanding of social justice, diversity and equity. Each chapter in this practical book deals with an important tough topic designed to help students consider their own identities and the identities of others. Detailed lessons throughout the book offer independent and interactive activities that support diversity, empathy and tolerance. The lessons incorporate key picture books, novels, poetry, scripts and nonfiction as sources for responding through talk, writing and the arts.

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    A$39.95
  6. Literacy Strong All Year Long: Powerful Lessons for Grades K-2, Second Edition

    Literacy Strong All Year Long: Powerful Lessons for Grades K-2 equips educators of young children with engaging lessons that motivate students and help them develop the solid foundation of literacy skills essential to learning. Thoughtfully designed lessons linked to specific literacy standards create a seamless flow of learning throughout the seasons of the school year. Each chapter offers 10 lessons that strengthen comprehension, fluency, word work and vocabulary. The second edition is enhanced with specific strategies for reaching and teaching English language learners and struggling readers - and a study guide to promote self-reflection and conversations with your colleagues.

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    A$54.95
  7. Life in a Garden: Activities and Projects for the Outdoor Classroom, Years F-6

    Help your primary students develop a deep appreciation for the natural world with Life in a Garden: Activities and Projects for the Outdoor Classroom. In this practical handbook, permaculture expert Dr Ross Mars guides teachers through the basics of garden design and maintenance, while providing opportunities for students to explore and contribute to a thriving ecosystem. Using this resource, readers will find: tips for effective garden design, including establishing basic garden beds and deciding on effective planting strategies; advice for seasonal planting and harvesting produce; sustainable solutions for managing common pests; and flexible activities aligned to the Australian Curriculum.

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    A$39.95
  8. STARS Plus Mixed Pack Teacher Guides A-E with Posters

    Strategies to Achieve Reading Success is a prescriptive reading series that provides essential instruction in the same 12 reading strategies as the diagnostic CARS Plus Series. The series provides precise instruction in and practice with the strategies students need to master to achieve reading success. Each STARS Plus Teacher Guide contains detailed step-by-step lesson plans for administering the lessons with students as well as an overview of the series as a whole. Use the Teacher Guides along with the CARS & STARS Plus Strategies Posters to bring reading comprehension to life in your classroom. This mixed pack contains one CARS Plus teacher guide from levels A, B, C, D and E, and five Strategies Posters (A–E), each corresponding to one of the 10 levels of the CARS & STARS Plus program.

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    A$59.95
  9. CARS Plus Mixed Pack Teacher Guides A-E with Posters

    Comprehensive Assessment of Reading Strategies is a diagnostic reading series that allows you to identify and assess a student's level of mastery for each of 12 reading strategies (6 strategies in Books P and AA, 8 strategies in Book A and 12 strategies in Books B–H). Use the Teacher Guides along with the CARS & STARS Plus Strategies Posters to bring reading comprehension to life in your classroom. This mixed pack contains one CARS Plus teacher guide from levels A, B, C, D and E, and five Strategies Posters (A–E), each corresponding to one of the 10 levels of the CARS & STARS Plus program.

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    A$44.95
  10. STARS Plus Mixed Pack Teacher Guides P-C with Posters

    Strategies to Achieve Reading Success is a prescriptive reading series that provides essential instruction in the same 12 reading strategies as the diagnostic CARS Plus Series. The series provides precise instruction in and practice with the strategies students need to master to achieve reading success. Each STARS Plus Teacher Guide contains detailed step-by-step lesson plans for administering the lessons with students as well as an overview of the series as a whole. Use the Teacher Guides along with the CARS & STARS Plus Strategies Posters to bring reading comprehension to life in your classroom. This mixed pack contains one CARS Plus teacher guide from levels P, AA, A, B and C, and five Strategies Posters (P–C), each corresponding to one of the 10 levels of the CARS & STARS Plus program.

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    A$59.95
  11. CARS Plus Mixed Pack Teacher Guides P-C with Posters

    Comprehensive Assessment of Reading Strategies is a diagnostic reading series that allows you to identify and assess a student's level of mastery for each of 12 reading strategies (6 strategies in Books P and AA, 8 strategies in Book A and 12 strategies in Books BH). Use the Teacher Guides along with the CARS & STARS Plus Strategies Posters to bring reading comprehension to life in your classroom. This mixed pack contains one CARS Plus teacher guide from levels P, AA, A, B and C, and five Strategies Posters (P–C), each corresponding to one of the 10 levels of the CARS & STARS Plus program.

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    A$44.95

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