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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. 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
  3. Argument-Driven Inquiry in Earth and Space Science: Lab Investigations for Grade 6-10

    Are you interested in using Argument-Driven Inquiry (ADI) for middle years and high school lab instruction, but just aren’t sure how to do it? You aren't alone. This book will provide you with the information materials you need to start using this method right away. The book is a one-stop source of expertise, advice and investigations to help Earth and space sciences students work the way scientists do. The book is divided into two basic parts: an introduction to the stages of ADI, and a well-organised series of 23 field-tested labs designed to be much more authentic for instruction than traditional laboratory activities. Argument-Driven Inquiry in Earth and Space Science gives students the chance to practise reading, writing, speaking and using maths in the context of science.

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    A$69.95
  4. Uncovering Student Ideas in Science, Volume 1, Second Edition: 25 Formative Assessment Probes

    This second edition of Uncovering Student Ideas in Science, Volume 1, is loaded with classroom-friendly features to pinpoint what your students know (or think they know) so you can adjust your teaching accordingly. At the book's heart are 25 'probes' - easily administered formative assessments will determine your students' thinking on 60 core science concepts in a variety of areas, including light, sound, matter, gravity, heat, temperature, life science, and Earth and space science. The probes are invaluable formative assessment tools to use before you start a topic or unit. Each probe has been field-tested across multiple year levels and can be used at any point in an instructional cycle, and will help you understand what your students are thinking and adjust your instruction accordingly.

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    A$45.95
  5. Mentor Texts, Second Edition: Teaching Writing Through Children’s Literature, K-6

    It's been a decade since Lynne Dorfman and Rose Cappelli wrote the first edition of Mentor Texts. The second edition includes brand-new "Your Turn Lessons", built around the gradual release of responsibility model, offering suggestions for demonstrations and shared or guided writing. Reflection is emphasised as a necessary component to understanding why mentor authors chose certain strategies, literacy devices, sentence structures and words. The book is organised around the characteristics of good writing - focus, content, organisation, style and conventions. Rose and Lynne write in a friendly and conversational style, employing numerous anecdotes to help teachers visualise the process and offer strategies that can be immediately implemented in the classroom.

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    A$39.95
  6. Well Played, 6-8: Building Mathematical Thinking Through Number and Algebraic Games and Puzzles

    Students love math games and puzzles, but how much are they really learning from the experience? Too often, math games are thought of as just a fun activity or enrichment opportunity. Learn how to make games and puzzles an integral learning component and gain unique access to student thinking.

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    A$42.95
  7. Literacy Out Loud: Creating Vibrant Classrooms Where “Talk” Is the Springboard for All Learning

    How can teachers create a lively social network of literacy learning where talk is the foundation? How can classroom talk be encouraged and guided so that students become fluent and effective oral communicators? This book proposes everyday activities that will answer these questions and help literacy flourish. The authors recognise the important role "talk" plays in developing the reading and writing abilities that students need. The book offers strategies where oral language takes centre stage and is fostered through engaging activities in F-8 classrooms. Literacy Out Loud argues that listening and speaking, or talk, is at the heart of a vibrant classroom. It shows teachers how to nurture dynamic classroom talk that is essential in its own right and makes all learning possible.

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    A$32.95
  8. Cultivating Readers: Everything You Need to Take Reading Instruction Beyond the Skills to Addressing the Will

    Cultivating Readers introduces a six-step approach for nurturing and growing complete readers who have the will to read. This remarkable book shows how to create classrooms where students understand the value of reading, intimately know who they are as readers, and receive joy and pleasure from text. Based on extensive classroom experience, this practical resource explores six essential steps you need to build a powerful reading community by sharing your reading life, knowing your students, modelling the habits of a reader, making the WHY of reading visible, creating the space and nourishing the will. Cultivating Readers includes everything you need to take reading instruction beyond teaching the skills to addressing the will.

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    A$32.95
  9. How Do I Get Them to Write? Explore the Reading-Writing Connection Using Freewriting and Mentor Texts to Motivate and Empower Students

    How Do I Get Them to Write? Investigates the vital connection between reading and writing. This remarkable book argues that reading, writing and the inevitable discussions that follow lead students to appreciate the experiences of others, open their minds to new possibilities, gain a glimpse into unknown worlds, make connections to their own live and reflect on their own choices and learning. How Do I Get Them to Write? is committed to helping teachers get all students writing regardless of their attitudes or their current abilities. Based on the premise that all students can learn to write with appropriate teaching, modelling and practice, this is an ideal resource for teachers who love writing as well as for those who find it a challenging process.

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    A$32.95
  10. It’s All Relative: Key Ideas and Common Misconceptions About Ratio and Proportion, Grades 6-7

    For years, students have been taught to cross multiply when presented with proportion problems. Few understand what they were doing or why they were doing it. Rarely were students invited to think about various representations to determine the relationship between the two ratios being compared. This guide will help you provide students with the conceptual understanding of ratios and proportional thinking that is essential for solving real-world problems and achieving success in higher-level mathematics. The authors particularly emphasise how to use visual models to represent ratios and proportional thinking. These visual models, which may be new to many teachers, enhance students' conceptual understanding and improve ability to solve a wide range of proportional reasoning problems.

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    A$32.95
  11. Teaching the Scientific Method: Instructional Strategies to Boost Student Understanding
    Brimming with ideas that engage students in active learning, Teaching the Scientific Method is focused on building students' foundation in the principles of scientific inquiry. The lessons in this book will enable students to solve problems using the scientific method, conduct research, use scientific equipment appropriately, construct and explain tables, graphs and reports, and develop experiments independently. Learn More
    A$19.95
  12. Science and Maths in Motion
    Science instruction involves measurements, calculations and graphing. Without these components, it is difficult to fully understand the scope of the content and scientific investigations carried out. The Purpose of this book is to provide teachers with mathematical models to integrate with Science and Maths in Motion content. Learn More
    A$19.95

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