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  1. Healthy Habits for Healthy Kids, Years 4–5: Activities to Promote Health and Wellbeing

    Help your Year 4 - 5 students learn to make healthy food choices, appreciate the importance of daily exercise and develop healthy habits they will maintain throughout their lives. Students will learn how food grows, where it comes from, and what vitamins and nutrients are in various fruits and vegetables.

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    A$32.95
  2. Stepping into STEM

    The Stepping into STEM series is a collection of dynamic resources that provide guided lessons to integrate project-based learning into your science, technology, engineering and maths curricula. Each unit provides background information for teachers and students and moves from teacher-directed activities towards more open-ended activities. The culminating activity in each unit allows students to design their own unique "invention" or conduct an experiment of their own creation. Students will be challenged to work collaboratively, using a process that helps them "step into STEM" with greater competence and confidence. Each book in the Stepping into STEM series offers unique activities and opportunities for exploration.

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    Starting at A$49.95

  3. Project-Based Writing

    Discover why project-based writing is so effective in engaging students and enriching their writing. The Project-Based Writing series follows a practical approach to choosing topics, conducting online research, organising and presenting ideas, and assessing results. As students dig into subjects they have chosen, they will make connections between school life and "real life". Teachers will appreciate the wealth of ideas and guides that help them implement differentiated instruction and meet curriculum standards. Work with students to create a multi-genre project-based writing unit! Each book in the Project-Based Writing series also contains a number of pre-made project-based writing units for your convenience.

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    Starting at A$35.95

  4. Project-Based Writing: Year 4

    Discover why project-based writing is so effective in engaging students and enriching their writing. Follow a practical approach to choosing topics, conducting online research, organising and presenting ideas, and assessing results. The wealth of ideas and guides makes it easy to implement differentiated instruction.

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    A$35.95
  5. Strategies That Work, Third Edition: Teaching Comprehension for Understanding, Engagement, and Building Knowledge, Grades K-8

    In this new edition of their ground-breaking book Strategies That Work, Stephanie Harvey and Anne Goudvis share the work and thinking they've done since the second edition came out a decade ago. They offer new perspectives on how to explicitly teach thinking strategies to that students become engaged, thoughtful, independent readers. Since the first publication of Strategies That Work, more than a million teachers have benefited from Steph and Anne's practical advice on creating classrooms that are incubators for deep thought. This third edition is a must have resource for a generation of new teachers - and a welcome refresher for those with dog-eared copies of this timeless guide to teaching comprehension.

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    A$49.95
  6. Stepping Into STEM Year 4: A Guided-to-Independent Approach to STEM-Based Learning

    In Stepping into STEM: Year 4, students will build a pendulum, harness the power of wind, learn about force and motion by building a roller-coaster, and much, much more!

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    A$49.95
  7. 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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    A$49.95
  8. Making Classrooms Assessments Reliable and Valid

    Making Classroom Assessments Reliable and Valid asserts the importance for classroom assessment to be the primary method of formally measuring student learning. Robert J. Marzano highlights the benefits of these assessments in reporting students' ongoing learning, and the need for them to be reliable and valid. This resource describes how to make them just that - using new paradigms to ensure the measurement is an accurate interpretation of student achievement. F-12 teachers and administrators will explore the history of large-scale assessments, the importance of and future role of classroom assessment, traditional and new paradigms of reliability and validity, tools for measuring students' individual and comparative growth, and formulas to create reliable and valid classroom assessments.

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    A$39.95
  9. Picture-Perfect STEM Lessons, 3-5: Using Children’s Books to Inspire STEM Learning

    For teachers who are eager to integrate STEM into their school day, Picture-Perfect STEM Lessons is an exciting development. This book's 15 kid-friendly lessons convey how science, technology, engineering and mathematics intersect in the real world. They embed reading-comprehension strategies that integrate science and English through high-quality fiction and nonfiction picture books for Years 3 - 5. You'll help your students engage in STEM activities while they learn to read and read to learn.

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    A$55.00
  10. Meeting Common Core Technology Standards, 3-5

    Meeting Common Core Technology Standards shows teachers how to integrate the tech-related language found within the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) into their everyday curriculum. The authors outline the CCSS standards for grades 3-5 and tell teachers how to reach them through classroom-tested lesson examples that harness a robust list of software, websites, and apps. The authors organize lesson ideas by subject area (math, science, social studies, and ELA).

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    A$39.95
  11. Engineering Instruction for High-Ability Learners in K-8 Classrooms

    Engineering Instruction for High-Ability Learners in K-8 Classrooms is an application-based practitioners' guide to applied engineering that is grounded in engineering practices found in curriculum standards. The book specifies necessary components of engineering curriculum and instruction, recommends appropriate activities to encourage problem solving, creativity and innovation, and provides examples of innovative technology in engineering curriculum and instruction. Additionally, authors discuss professional development practices to best prepare teachers for engineering instruction and provide recommendations to identify engineering talent among F-8 students. Finally, the book includes a wealth of resources, including sample lesson and assessment plans.

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    A$42.95
  12. Problem-Based Learning in the Earth and Space Science Classroom, K-12

    If you've ever asked yourself whether problem-based learning (PBL) can bring new life to both your teaching and your students' learning, here's your answer: yes. This all-in-one guide will help you to engage your students in scenarios that represent real-world science in all its messy, thought-provoking glory. The scenarios will prompt F-12 students to work collaboratively on analysing problems, asking questions, posing hypotheses and constructing solutions. This book is both informative and practical. In addition to complete lesson plans that support curriculum standards, the book offers extensive examples, instructions and tips. The lessons cover four categories: Earth's landforms and water, the rock cycle and plate tectonics, weather and astronomy.

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    A$49.95

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