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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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    A$49.95
  2. Thinking Like a Scientist: Lessons that Develop Habits of Mind and Thinking Skills for Gifted Young Scientists in Years 5-6

    Thinking Like a Scientist focuses on high-interest, career-related topics in the primary curriculum related to science. Students will explore interdisciplinary content, foster creativity and develop higher-order thinking skills with activities aligned to relevant learning area standards. Through inquiry-based investigations, students will explore what scientists do, engage in critical thinking, learn about scientific tools and research, and examine careers in scientific fields. Thinking Like a Scientist 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 5, 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 5 will learn to comprehend and analyse any reading passage after completing the activities in Jacob's Ladder, Year 5 (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. 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

  6. 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

  7. Project-Based Writing: Middle Years

    Work with students to create a multi-genre project-based writing unit! Project-Based Writing: Middle Years also contains three pre-made project-based writing units for your convenience.

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    A$35.95
  8. Project-Based Writing: Year 5

    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.

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    A$35.95
  9. Stepping Into STEM Middle Years: A Guided-to-Independent Approach to STEM-Based Learning

    In Stepping into STEM: Middle Years, middle years students will design and build kites, learn about static electricity, build multi-level structures and use chemistry principles to fuel a rocket! Using the Design Process just like adult engineers and scientists, middle years students will find these STEM units engaging and informative.

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    A$49.95
  10. Stepping Into STEM Year 5: A Guided-to-Independent Approach to STEM-Based Learning

    Stepping into STEM: Year 5 contains seven units built around the concepts of science, technology, engineering and maths. Students will explore light refraction, design electric circuits, work and design with magnets, and invent motorised machines.

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    A$49.95
  11. 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
  12. Genius Hour: Passion Projects That Ignite Innovation and Student Inquiry

    Genius Hour provides educators with the tools that they need to successfully implement Genius Hour, or passions projects, in the classroom. Presented through an easy-to-follow six-step strategy, teachers will utilise the six Ps - passion, plan, pitch, project product and presentation - as a map for students to follow as they create, design and carry out projects. Students will experience personalised learning through these self-driven projects, application of standards and real-world skills, and opportunities to learn through failure and reflection. The book includes handouts, suggested online resources, and tips and tricks to make the Genius Hour process meaningful for students and manageable for educators.

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    A$24.95

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