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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Know the Lingo! Mastering Academic Vocabulary, Year 2

    In order for students to acquire new knowledge and learning, they must be able to understand what they read, hear and are asked to do in the classroom. Students must comprehend academic vocabulary in order to understand instruction and academic texts. This series provides definitions and practice opportunities for specific instructional verbs so students can comprehend and follow directions with greater understanding and accuracy. Teachers are also given strategies that will help them teach academic vocabulary used in all learning areas. All reading passages have been Lexile levelled.

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    A$24.95
  6. Nurturing Young Innovators: Cultivating Creativity in the Classroom, Home and Community

    Today's students need broad skills to help them think creatively, work collaboratively and implement innovations in our complex and global society. These skills must be taught early to ensure success. In Nurturing Young Innovators, preschool-Year 5 teachers will learn how to engage families and communities in activities that create environments where creativity, innovation and collaboration are fostered and valued, and where technology is used to redefine learning and promote responsible risk-taking. Written by two education experts who are passionate about supporting early learners through effective uses of technology, this book is a singular source for learning how to encourage innovation and creativity in early learners so they can develop the skills they need to thrive.

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    A$39.95
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Social-Emotional Learning: Lessons for Developing Decision-Making Skills , Years 1-3
    Social-Emotional Learning: Lessons for Developing Decision-Making Skills is designed to help students develop a strong set of social and emotional skills. Students are asked to read, think and respond to a variety of reading passages that contain character-building scenarios. Learn More
    A$29.95

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