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  1. 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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  2. Affective Jacob's Ladder Gifted Reading Comprehension Program, Years 6-8, 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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  3. Jacob's Ladder Gifted Reading Comprehension Program, Years 6-7, 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 Years 6-7 will learn to comprehend and analyse any reading passage after completing the activities in Jacob's Ladder, Years 6-7 (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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  4. Maths Explorations: Probability and Statistics

    Stretch your students mathematical imaginations to their limits as they solve challenging real-world and mathematical problems that extend concepts from the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics. Students will learn powerful mathematical ideas about data and chance as they make sense of real-world situations from science, sports and everyday life. Each activity comes with extensive teacher support, including student handouts, discussion guides, detailed solutions and suggestions for extending the investigations. The activities in this book are the ideal extension for gifted students using the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics, and will ensure that advanced learners remain engaged with their work in the classroom while practising essential skills.

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    A$39.95
  5. 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
  6. 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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  7. Maths Explorations: Measurement and Polygons

    Students become mathematical adventurers in these challenging and engaging activities designed to deepen and extend their understanding of concepts from the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics. The investigations in this book stretch students' mathematical imaginations to their limits as they create and manipulate geometric figures, draw and analyse complex designs, and develop and apply measurement strategies to solve challenging real-world and mathematical problems. The activities in this book are the ideal extension for gifted students using the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics, and will ensure that advanced learners remain engaged with their work in the classroom while practising essential skills.

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  8. Maths Explorations: Factors and Multiples

    Students become mathematical adventurers in these challenging and engaging activities designed to deepen and extend their understanding of concepts from the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics. The investigations in this book stretch students' mathematical imaginations to their limits as they explore mystifying patterns of coloured blocks, analyse paths of pool balls, solve mathematical word puzzles and unravel a baffling mathematical code. The activities in this book are the ideal extension for gifted students using the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics, and will ensure that advanced learners remain engaged with their work in the classroom while practising essential skills.

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  9. Maths Explorations: Numbers and Operations

    Students become mathematical adventurers in these challenging activities designed to deepen and extend their understanding of concepts from the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics. The investigations in this book stretch students' mathematical imaginations to their limits as they investigate the numeration systems of another planet, create and solve stories and problems with extreme numbers, use place value to design their own new divisibility strategies and play with a strange number line specially designed to multiply numbers without a calculator. The activities in this book are the ideal extension for gifted students using the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics, and will ensure that advanced learners remain engaged with their work in the classroom while practising essential skills.

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  10. Maths Explorations: Fractions

    Students become mathematical adventurers in these challenging and engaging activities designed to deepen and extend their understanding of concepts from the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics. The investigations in this book stretch students' mathematical imaginations to their limits as they solve puzzles, create stories and explore fraction-related concepts that take them from the mathematics of ancient Greece to the outer reaches of infinity. The activities in this book are the ideal extension for gifted students using the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics, and will ensure that advanced learners remain engaged with their work in the classroom while practising essential skills.

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  11. Maths Explorations: Ratios, Proportions and Similarity

    Stretch your students' mathematical imaginations to their limits as they solve challenging real-world and mathematical problems that extend concepts from the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics. Model the solar system, count the fish in a lake, choose the best gear for a bike ride, solve a school's overcrowding problem and explore the mysteries of the Fibonacci numbers and the golden ratio. Each activity comes with extensive teacher support including student handouts, discussion guides, detailed solutions and suggestions for extending the investigations. The activities in this book are the ideal extension for gifted students using the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics, and will ensure that advanced learners remain engaged with their work in the classroom while practising essential skills.

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  12. Word Study in the Inclusive Secondary Classroom: Supporting Struggling Readers and Students with Disabilities

    Word study integrates decoding/phonics, spelling and vocabulary instruction to help struggling readers identify unfamiliar words in order to improve reading comprehension. Word Study in the Inclusive Secondary Classroom provides secondary teachers with practical strategies to embed word study instruction in content area classes and support the needs of adolescent readers, particularly those with disabilities. The text includes many useful teaching resources, such as sample lessons, reproducible teaching tools, web resource lists and tips about technology-based learning tools. It will appeal to teachers who are new to word study, especially those who have students with disabilities in their classrooms.

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    A$35.95

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