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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. Differentiating Instruction With Centers in the Gifted Classroom
    This book provides teachers with tons of ideas and guidance for creating unique classroom centres that will challenge gifted learners and encourage high-level, independent thinking. It includes innovative, real-world centres in core learning areas, including English, maths, science, humanities and social sciences, and the arts. The book discusses the use of centres in each content area, with suggestions from experts in the content areas and easy-to-implement lessons that go beyond the core curriculum. Learn More
    A$39.95
  3. Reader's Theatre: Individual Plays Complete Set

    Reader's Theatre is a unique and exciting way of increasing reading fluency and comprehension while engaging students of different reading levels and abilities in concepts from across the curricula. This Complete Set includes all 18 books in the Reader's Theatre series. Humanities and Social Sciences: How the Chipmunk Got its Stripes; The Magical Australian History Tour; How Teamwork Saved the Lake. Science: Jill Gets Fit; Above the Clouds; Why the Moon Changes in the Night Sky; Tornado!; The Day I Followed My Food; The Food Pyramid Disaster; Wild Weather; The Three Sisters. Maths: Garage Sale Today; In Search of Numbers; The Pattern Walk; Late Again!; "No Maths" Day at School; "Pet Care" Kids; Alex in Numberland.

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    A$85.00
  4. Reader's Theatre Series

    Reader's Theatre is a unique and exciting way of increasing reading fluency and comprehension while engaging students of different reading levels and abilities in concepts from across the curricula.

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  5. Reader's Theatre: How Teamwork Saved the Lake (Set of 5)

    Reader's Theatre helps in increasing reading fluency and comprehension while engaging students of different reading levels and abilities in concepts from across the curricula. In this story: The Hubbas and Dubbas live on opposite sides of Lake Ni-Ni. When the lake becomes polluted, they must learn to work together. This book introduces concepts found in the Humanities and Social Sciences, specifically the Civics and Citizenship subject in the Australian Curriculum, which extends from years 3-10 in the F-10 curriculum. It also directly emphasises one of the Cross-Curriculum Priorities common to the entire curriculum - that of Sustainability. No prior knowledge is needed for students to engage with the story.

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    A$25.00
  6. Reader's Theatre: How the Chipmunk Got Its Stripes (Set of 5)

    Reader's Theatre is a unique and exciting way of increasing reading fluency and comprehension while engaging students of different reading levels and abilities in concepts from across the curricula. In this story, Chipmunk challenges Bear to an impossible feat and endures the long-lasting effects of the challenge. This book, a retelling of a Native American legend, is strongly grounded in one of the important General Capabilities of the Australian Curriculum: Intercultural Understanding. It also broadly touches upon elements found in Geography and History. No prior knowledge is needed for students to engage with the story; it can serve as a lead-in to instructing students in new concepts or simply as an interesting Reader's Theatre exercise.

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    A$25.00
  7. Differentiated Activities and Assessments Across the Australian Curriculum

    A significant advantage of working with the Australian Curriculum is the ability to modify existing content descriptions for broader curriculum application. Because they lend themselves so readily to differentiation, Australian Curriculum content descriptions can lead beyond lower-level test-prep answers to higher-level thinking and mastery of 21st century skills. Carolyn Coil's practical examples show educators how to use differentiated curriculum, instruction and assessment to promote individual student achievement. Within this framework, this book addresses over 50 topics in the Australian Curriculum learning areas of English, Mathematics, Humanities, Social Sciences and Science.

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    A$39.95
  8. 30 Strategies to Build Literacy Skills: Engagement at Every Level of Thinking!

    This resource will encourage teachers to help students work smarter, not harder, to become actively engaged in their own learning. The thirty research-based, easy-to-use strategies - applicable to any content area - encourage student mastery of the curriculum standards for English. Using this practical resource, teachers and administrators will understand the components of engaged classrooms and create an environment where students are active participants in their learning; teach students to engage emotionally with text and retain and explain what they've read; distinguish between top-down, passive classrooms and two-way, engaged-for-success classrooms that promote higher-level thinking and learning; and support lesson plans with activities, lists, and other reproducibles.

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    A$32.95
  9. Understanding and Teaching AusVELS Geography for Victorian Primary Schools
    Following the recent publication of AusVELS Geography, primary school teachers are expected to play a key role in implementing the curriculum in Victorian schools. However, most primary teachers are not geography scholars, and many will lack confidence in teaching the subject due to their uncertainty about what it entails. Understanding and Teaching AusVELS Geography for Primary Schools is designed to ease the burden of Victorian primary teachers by showing them how to understand and use the curriculum they are being asked to teach. By unpacking AusVELS Geography in terms that non-geographers can easily understand, this book takes work out of standards-aligned geography instruction. Learn More
    A$35.95
  10. Going Green: Years F-2 (Revised)

    Get ready to go green! With the exciting and educational lessons in the Going Green series, your primary students will learn foundational skills while adopting sustainable practices that can be used throughout their lifetimes. This 2014 edition of Going Green: Years F-2 has been revised to assist Australian primary teachers in incorporating the cross-curriculum priority of sustainability into their integrated teaching of core Australian Curriculum learning areas such as geography, English, mathematics and science. Lesson topics include using recycled containers and lids to match upper-case letters with lower-case letters, creating a crafty counting book out of recycled materials, the life cycle of a milk carton, and many more.

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    A$19.95
  11. The 12 Touchstones of Good Teaching: A Checklist for Staying Focused Every Day

    Checklists help us work better. They help us manage complex tasks more effectively and ensure we apply what we know correctly and consistently. This book presents 12 daily touchstones – simple and specific things any teacher can do every day – to keep classroom practice focused on the hallmarks of effective instruction and in line with three essential imperatives for teaching: be demanding, be supportive and be intentional. If there were one thing you could do each day to help one student succeed, you'd do it, wouldn't you? What about three things to help three students? What if there were 12 things you could do every day to help all of your students succeed? There are, and you'll find them in this book.

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    A$32.95
  12. A School Leader's Guide to Standards-Based Grading

    A School Leader’s Guide to Standards-Based Grading, by Tammy Heflebower, Jan K. Hoegh, and Phil Warrick, with Mitzi Hoback, Margaret McInteer, and Bev Clemens, offers a reliable framework for analysing student learning and providing students and stakeholders with effective feedback on student progress. This guide not only articulates significant research supporting standards-based grading as an accurate, precise, and effective way to report academic strengths and weaknesses but also shares applicable anecdotes from educators implementing its components.

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    A$27.95

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