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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. Thinking Like a Mathematician: Lessons that Develop Habits of Mind and Thinking Skills for Gifted Young Mathematicians in Years 3-4

    Thinking Like a Mathematician focuses on high-interest, career-related topics in the primary curriculum related to mathematics. Students will explore interdisciplinary content, foster creativity and develop higher-order thinking skills with activities aligned to relevant learning area standards. Students will engage in exploration activities, complete mathematical challenges and then apply what they have learned by making real-world connections. Thinking Like a Mathematician reflects key emphases of curricula from the Center for Gifted Education at William & Mary, including the 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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  3. Jacob's Ladder Gifted Reading Comprehension Program, Year 3, 2nd Edition

    Jacob's Ladder targets reading comprehension skills in high-ability learners by moving students through an inquiry process from basic understanding to critical analyses of text. Students in Year 3 will learn to comprehend and analyse any reading passage after completing the activities in Jacob's Ladder, Year 3 (2nd ed.). Using skill ladders connected to short stories (picture books) and poetry, students move from lower-order, concrete thinking skills to higher-order, critical thinking skills. The ladders include multiple skills necessary for academic success, covering common English curricular goals such as sequencing, determining cause and effect, classifying, inferencing and recognising main ideas. The second edition includes new readings and ladders for students to use.

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    A$47.95
  4. Connections: Activities for Deductive Thinking (Introductory)

    These imaginative puzzles are designed to sharpen deductive reasoning skills and strengthen the ability to sort through information by formulating connections. Created with the classroom teacher in mind, the puzzles are both intriguing and easy to fit into lesson plans for the gifted and talented, as well as many main curricula. Designed for teachers frustrated with complicated logic exercises that are beyond the scope of one class period, Connections are formatted for success within 50-minute pullout programs. Each puzzle includes an introduction, clues, grid and an illustration. Exercises are simple to use and gradually present ever-increasing challenges across the length of the book. Capture students' attention and challenge their intellectual talents with this first-rate resource.

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    A$24.95
  5. The Boy with a Different Brain: Creating Awareness and Acceptance of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

    Written from the perspective of an eight-year-old child, The Boy with a Different Brain offers readers a beautifully honest and uncensored account of exactly what it feels like to be friends with a person with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

    Through descriptions of everyday situations, and some of the more common ASD quirks, the narrator seeks to break down the stigma associated with ASD and build upon their friend's very unique set of strengths, interests and abilities.

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    A$19.95
  6. Exploring Critical Issues in Gifted Education: A Case Studies Approach

    In order to better prepare educators to work with gifted and talented students, Exploring Critical Issues in Gifted Education: A Case Studies Approach presents problem-based learning scenarios that explore authentic situations found in K-12 classrooms. The scenarios can be read and discussed in a short amount of time, allow the reader to gain greater understanding through empathy, require an analysis of multiple perspectives and support the standards of excellence set forth in gifted education standards. Using the cases in the book, educators will gain the insight needed to improve the identification of and services for gifted and talented students in light of these standards.

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    A$55.00
  7. What Learning Looks Like: Mediated Learning in Theory and Practice, K-6

    In this unique collaboration, the authors bring to life the theory of mediated learning. Through numerous examples and scenarios from classrooms and museums, they show how mediated learning helps children to become more effective learners. Readers learn the steps in the process, including analysing the child's problem, teaching the child to focus on the difficulty and using the techniques of mediated learning to enable the child to overcome the learning challenge. This is the first book to present Feuerstein's ground-breaking work in accessible language with copious examples of practice. 

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    A$45.95
  8. Challenging Australian Curriculum: English Lessons: Activities and Extensions for Gifted and Advanced Learners in Year 3

    This activity book, from the Center for Gifted Education at William and Mary, provides gifted and advanced learners challenging activities to master and engage with the Australian Curriculum: English through four mini-units. Each mini-unit is packed with activities and practice problems that enrich and extend year level content for Year 3. Included texts have messages and characters that are developmentally suitable for students. Through higher-order reasoning questions, resulting discussions and student-created products associated with these texts, gifted and advanced students' needs are met while still maintaining messages and characters to which students can relate. Students will be exposed to themes such as choices, culture, beliefs and perseverance.

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    A$49.95
  9. Jacob's Ladder Gifted Reading Comprehension Program: Nonfiction Year 3

    Jacob's Ladder is a reading comprehension program for gifted students. Students progress through an inquiry process based on targeted reading passages from varied sources and different places around the world that emphasise the progressive, ongoing development of higher-order thinking skills that are relevant across the curriculum. Each of the three books in the Jacob's Ladder Gifted Reading Comprehension Program: Nonfiction, as with the main series, comprehensively engages with the Language, Literature and Literacy strands of the Australian Curriculum: English, and features sections on Humanities and Social Sciences, Mathematics and Science instruction.

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    A$29.95
  10. Apprenticeship in Literacy, Second Edition: Transitions Across Reading and Writing, F-4

    Apprenticeship in Literacy has become a teacher favourite, covering all aspects of a balanced literacy program in an integrated manner and showing how all components are differentiated to address the needs of diverse learners. An apprenticeship approach to literacy emphasises the role of the teacher in providing demonstrations, engaging children, monitoring their understanding, providing timely support and ultimately withdrawing that support as the child gains independence. This new edition details the seven principles of apprenticeship learning and helps F-4 teachers implement and assess guided reading, assisted writing, literature discussion groups, word study lessons and literacy centres.

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    A$39.95
  11. Mathematics for Gifted and Advanced Learners: Through the Lens of the Common Core

    Mathematics for Gifted and Advanced Learners: Through the Lens of the Common Core provides teachers and administrators examples and strategies to implement the Common Core State Standards with advanced learners at all stages of development in F-12 schools. The book describes - and demonstrates with specific examples from the CCSS - what effective differentiated activities in mathematics look like for top 10 learners. It shares how educators can provide rigour within the new standards to allow students to demonstrate higher level thinking, reasoning, problem solving, passion and inventiveness in mathematics.

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