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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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    A$47.95
  5. 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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  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Cultivating Curiosity in K-12 Classrooms: How to Promote and Sustain Deep Learning

    Curiosity comes from within; we just have to know how to unleash it. We learn by engaging and exploring, asking questions and testing out answers. Yet our classrooms are not always places where such curiosity is encouraged and supported. Cultivating Curiosity in K-12 Classrooms describes how teachers can create a structured, student-centered environment that allows for openness and surprise, where inquiry guides authentic learning.

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  10. Caring Hearts & Critical Minds: Literature, Inquiry and Social Responsibility

    In Caring Hearts & Critical Minds, teacher-author Steven Wolk shows teachers how to help students become better readers as well as better people. Wolk demonstrates how to integrate inquiry learning, exciting and contemporary literature, and teaching for social responsibility across the curriculum. He takes teachers step-by-step through the process of designing and inquiry-based literature unit and then provides five full units used in real middle-years classrooms. Featuring a remarkable range of recommended resources and hundreds of novels from across the literary genres, this book gives teachers a blueprint for creating dynamic units with rigorous lessons about topics kids care about.

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    A$39.95
  11. From Research to I-Search: Creating Lifelong Learners for the 21st Century

    The I-Search process differs from traditional research, requiring the researcher to identify what they already know about the topic, what questions they would like answered, what knowledge others hold on the topic and how that new knowledge has enriched and changed their understanding of the topic. I-Search relates to all content areas, gives students practice in 21st century skills and lifelong learning, allows struggling students to practise research skills, guides students in learning which questions are important to raise, provides flexibility for teams to collaborate on researching, provides authentic learning as students work on questions important to them, reinforces CCSS-related skills and helps students identify values and biases and consider alternative points of view.

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    A$21.95
  12. Essentials for Achieving Rigour Series: Examining Reasoning: Classroom Techniques to Help Students Produce and Defend Claims

    This book explores explicit techniques for mastering this crucial strategy of instructional practice. It includes: explicit steps for implementation; recommendations for monitoring students' ability to examine errors in reasoning; adaptations for students who struggle, have special needs, or excel in learning; examples and non-examples from classroom practice; and common mistakes and ways to avoid them. The Essentials for Achieving Rigour series of instructional guides helps educators become highly skilled at implementing, monitoring, and adapting instruction.

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    A$25.95

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