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  1. Thinking Like a Geographer: Lessons That Develop Habits of Mind and Thinking Skills for Young Geographers in Years 2-3

    Thinking Like a Geographer focuses on high-interest, career-related topics in the primary curriculum related to geography. Students will explore interdisciplinary content, foster creativity and develop higher-order thinking skills with activities aligned to relevant learning area standards. Students will develop and practise geography skills, such as reading and creating maps, graphs and charts; examining primary and secondary sources; and thinking spatially on a variety of scales. Thinking Like a Geographer reflects key emphases of curricula from the Center for Gifted Education at William & Mary, including development of process skills in various learning areas and the enhancement of discipline-specific thinking and habits of mind through hands-on activities.

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    A$49.95
  2. STEM: Engaging Hands-On Challenges Using Everyday Materials Series

    Use materials found in the classroom or recycling bin to enhance your students’ understanding of science and engineering! This series is designed to guide you through exciting, age-appropriate STEM challenges, with students working together to make sense of phenomena and design solutions to problems. Each lesson is guaranteed to stimulate students as they ask, imagine, plan, create, test and improve their designs. Academic vocabulary, time frames and formative assessments specific to each challenge are also provided to ensure student success.

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  3. STEM: Engaging Hands-On Challenges Using Everyday Materials, Year 2

    STEM: Engaging Hands-On Challenges Using Everyday Materials is designed to walk you through exciting STEM challenges step-by-step! This series provides age-appropriate student challenges guaranteed to stimulate students as they ask, imagine, plan, create (build), test and improve designs they created themselves. In each challenge, students will be making sense of phenomena and/or coming up with solutions to a problem as they build a clearer understanding of science and engineering practices.

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  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. No Fear Coding: Computational Thinking Across the K-5 Curriculum

    With No Fear Coding, author Heidi Williams shows K - 5 educators how to embed computational thinking skills into activities for every content area, helping students learn to code and preparing them for the middle grades as they build their knowledge.

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  7. Teaching Skills for Complex Text: Deepening Close Reading in the Classroom

    This book will help elementary school teachers equip their students with practical tools and understandings of the structures and conventions that allow them to excel, including concrete tools, passages, games, lessons, and examples to teach anaphora, connectives, paragraph structure, evidence-gathering (fiction and nonfiction), and text challenge.

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  8. Number Sense Routines: Building Numerical Literacy Every Day in Grades K-3

    Just as athletes stretch their muscles before every game and musicians play scales to keep their technique in tune, mathematical thinkers and problem solvers can benefit from daily warm-up exercises. Jessica Shumway has developed a series of routines designed to help young students internalize and deepen their facility with numbers. The daily use of these quick five-, ten-, or fifteen-minute experiences at the beginning of math class will help build students' number sense.

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    A$34.95
  9. Math Exchanges: Guiding Young Mathematicians in Small-Group Meetings

    As in reading and writing workshop, students in Wedekind's math workshop are becoming self-directed and independent while participating in a classroom community of learners. Through the math exchanges, students focus on number sense and the big ideas of mathematics. Teachers guide the conversations with small groups of students, mediating talk and thinking as students share problem-solving strategies, discuss how math works, and move torward more effective and efficient approaches and greater mathematical understanding.

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    A$39.95
  10. Nonfiction Craft Lessons: Teaching Information Writing, F-8

    Writing nonfiction represents a big step for most students. Most young writers are not intimidated by personal narrative, fiction or even poetry, but when they try to put together a teaching book, report or persuasive essay, they often feel anxious and frustrated. Like the authors' best-selling Craft Lessons: Teaching Writing F-8, this book is divided into sections for F-2, 3-4 and 5-8 students. These divisions reflect various differences between emerging, competent and fluent writers. In each section you'll find a generous collection of craft lessons directed at the genre that's most appropriate for that particular age.

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  11. Pyrotechnics on the Page: Playful Craft That Sparks Writing

    Writers in every field play with words each time they sit down at their desks. In his newest book, Ralph Fletcher demonstrates how playful craft can energise student writing and breathe new energy into the writing workshop. Children have a natural affinity for language play; Pyrotechnics on the Page demonstrates how writing teachers can tap into it. Pyrotechnics on the Page is vintage Fletcher: personal, anecdotal and practical. It represents the latest chapter in Ralph's efforts to widen the circle in the writing classroom, make it a more engaging place for students writers and, in the process, lift the quality of their writing.

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  12. Cultivating Curiosity in K-12 Classrooms: How to Promote and Sustain Deep Learning

    Curiosity comes from within; we just have to know how to unleash it. We learn by engaging and exploring, asking questions and testing out answers. Yet our classrooms are not always places where such curiosity is encouraged and supported. Cultivating Curiosity in K-12 Classrooms describes how teachers can create a structured, student-centered environment that allows for openness and surprise, where inquiry guides authentic learning.

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