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  1. Teaching Tough Topics

    Teaching Tough Topics shows teachers how to lead students to become caring citizens as they read and respond to quality children’s literature. It focuses on topics that can be challenging to teach, yet are key to building a better understanding of social justice, diversity and equity. Each chapter in this practical book deals with an important tough topic designed to help students consider their own identities and the identities of others. Detailed lessons throughout the book offer independent and interactive activities that support diversity, empathy and tolerance. The lessons incorporate key picture books, novels, poetry, scripts and nonfiction as sources for responding through talk, writing and the arts.

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    A$39.95
  2. Life in a Garden: Activities and Projects for the Outdoor Classroom, Years F-6

    Help your primary students develop a deep appreciation for the natural world with Life in a Garden: Activities and Projects for the Outdoor Classroom. In this practical handbook, permaculture expert Dr Ross Mars guides teachers through the basics of garden design and maintenance, while providing opportunities for students to explore and contribute to a thriving ecosystem. Using this resource, readers will find: tips for effective garden design, including establishing basic garden beds and deciding on effective planting strategies; advice for seasonal planting and harvesting produce; sustainable solutions for managing common pests; and flexible activities aligned to the Australian Curriculum.

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  3. 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
  4. 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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    A$49.95
  5. Engineer This! 10 Amazing Projects for Young Mechanical Engineers

    Turn rubbish into invention and sharpen your engineering eye with these 10 hands-on engineering projects. Using recycled and easy-to-find materials, engineer your own motor car, catapult, glider and other completely functional machines. The activities presented in Engineer This! 10 Amazing Projects for Young Mechanical Engineers address many of the Processes and Production Skills content descriptions from the Design and Technologies learning area in the Australian Curriculum, and encourage primary students to engage in assessing materials, building products, evaluating designs and problem-solving. Each project includes step-by-step instructions, full-colour photos, exciting facts, safety tips and extended engineering and science activities for further discovery.

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    A$49.95
  6. Know the Lingo! Mastering Academic Vocabulary, Year 5

    In order for students to acquire new knowledge and learning, they must be able to understand what they read, hear and are asked to do in the classroom. Students must comprehend academic vocabulary in order to understand instruction and academic texts. This series provides definitions and practice opportunities for specific instructional verbs so students can comprehend and follow directions with greater understanding and accuracy. Teachers are also given strategies that will help them teach academic vocabulary used in all learning areas. All reading passages have been Lexile levelled.

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    A$24.95
  7. 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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    A$47.95
  8. Nurturing Young Innovators: Cultivating Creativity in the Classroom, Home and Community

    Today's students need broad skills to help them think creatively, work collaboratively and implement innovations in our complex and global society. These skills must be taught early to ensure success. In Nurturing Young Innovators, preschool-Year 5 teachers will learn how to engage families and communities in activities that create environments where creativity, innovation and collaboration are fostered and valued, and where technology is used to redefine learning and promote responsible risk-taking. Written by two education experts who are passionate about supporting early learners through effective uses of technology, this book is a singular source for learning how to encourage innovation and creativity in early learners so they can develop the skills they need to thrive.

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  9. Jacob's Ladder Student Workbook: Year 5, Short Stories, 2nd Edition (Set of 5)

    The Jacob's Ladder Gifted Reading Comprehension Program targets reading comprehension skills in high-ability learners by moving students through an inquiry process from basic understanding to critical analyses of texts. Students in Year 5 will learn to comprehend and analyse any reading passage after completing the short stories activities in Jacob's Ladder, Year 5 (2nd ed.). Students read high-interest passages, then complete skill ladders connected to the readings to move them from concrete thinking skills to higher-order, critical-thinking skills.

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  10. Jacob's Ladder Student Workbook: Year 5, Poetry, 2nd Edition (Set of 5)

    The Jacob's Ladder Gifted Reading Comprehension Program targets reading comprehension skills in high-ability learners by moving students through an inquiry process from basic understanding to critical analyses of texts. Students in Year 5 will learn to comprehend and analyse any reading passage after completing the poetry activities in Jacob's Ladder, Year 5 (2nd ed.). Students read high-interest passages, then complete skill ladders connected to the readings to move them from concrete thinking skills to higher-order, critical-thinking skills.

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  11. Jacob's Ladder Student Workbook: Year 5, Short Stories, 2nd Edition

    The Jacob's Ladder Gifted Reading Comprehension Program targets reading comprehension skills in high-ability learners by moving students through an inquiry process from basic understanding to critical analyses of texts. Students in Year 5 will learn to comprehend and analyse any reading passage after completing the short stories activities in Jacob's Ladder, Year 5 (2nd ed.). Students read high-interest passages, then complete skill ladders connected to the readings to move them from concrete thinking skills to higher-order, critical-thinking skills. The ladders include multiple skills necessary for academic success, covering English curricular goals such as sequencing, determining cause and effect, classifying, inferencing and recognising main ideas.

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    A$15.00
  12. Jacob's Ladder Student Workbook: Year 5, Poetry, 2nd Edition

    The Jacob's Ladder Gifted Reading Comprehension Program targets reading comprehension skills in high-ability learners by moving students through an inquiry process from basic understanding to critical analyses of texts. Students in Year 5 will learn to comprehend and analyse any reading passage after completing the short stories activities in Jacob's Ladder, Year 5 (2nd ed.). Students read high-interest passages, then complete skill ladders connected to the readings to move them from concrete thinking skills to higher-order, critical-thinking skills. The ladders include multiple skills necessary for academic success, covering English curricular goals such as sequencing, determining cause and effect, classifying, inferencing and recognising main ideas.

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    A$15.00

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