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  1. Thinking Like an Engineer: Lessons that Develop Habits of Mind and Thinking Skills for Gifted Young Engineers in Years 4-5

    Thinking Like an Engineer focuses on high-interest, career-related topics in the primary curriculum related to engineering. Students will explore interdisciplinary content, foster creativity and develop higher-order thinking skills with activities aligned to relevant learning area standards. Students will complete design challenges, visit with an engineer and investigate real-world problems to plan feasible engineering solutions. Thinking Like an Engineer 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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  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. Affective Jacob's Ladder Gifted Reading Comprehension Program, Years 4-5, 2nd Edition

    The Affective Jacob's Ladder Gifted Reading Comprehension Program uses a models approach to scaffold student learning and promote inquiry-based discussions of texts. This series of Jacob's Ladder books focuses specifically on supporting advanced students’ social–emotional needs through the discussion of reading selections in the following genres: short stories and media, poetry, and speeches, essays and biographies. New ladders were specifically designed for this series and derived from relevant theories about empathy, risk and resilience, achievement motivation, and mindsets and practices for cultivating talent. The Affective Jacob's Ladder guides provide teachers with an explanation of the nature and substance of the theoretical constructs for each ladder.

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  4. Jacob's Ladder Gifted Reading Comprehension Program, Year 4, 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 4 will learn to comprehend and analyse any reading passage after completing the activities in Jacob's Ladder, Year 4 (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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  5. 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
  6. Fiction and Nonfiction: Language Arts Units for Gifted Students in Grade 4

    In Fiction and Nonfiction: Language Arts Units for Gifted Students in Grade 4, students will read an analyse short stories and write their own short story in the fiction unit. In the nonfiction unit, students will study nonfiction (and creative nonfiction) texts to examine how writers use many of the same devices to tell nonfiction stories. Students will read a variety of texts and will write their own memoirs. These units focus on critical literacy skills, including reading diverse content, understanding texts as reflections of culture, and finding bias in fiction and nonfiction.

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    A$42.95
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Challenging Australian Curriculum: English Lessons: Activities and Extensions for Gifted and Advanced Learners in Year 4

    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 4. 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 improvement, connection, nature and the human spirit, and struggle.

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  10. Jacob's Ladder Gifted Reading Comprehension Program: Nonfiction Year 4

    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
  11. 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

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