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  1. Jacob's Ladder Gifted Reading Comprehension Program, Years 7-8 (2nd Ed.)

    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 7-8 will learn to comprehend and analyse any reading passage after completing the activities in Jacob's Ladder, Years 7-8 (2nd ed.). Using skill ladders connected to short stories, poetry and biographies, 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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  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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    A$47.95
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 101 Success Secrets for Gifted Kids: The Ultimate Handbook

    101 Success Secrets for Gifted Kids is a must-read for gifted kids ages 8-12 who want to find success in school and life. Chock full of fun suggestions and practical strategies, 101 Success Secrets for Gifted Kids covers topics including bullying, school performance, perfectionism, friendships and sibling rivalries. Fun quizzes, tip sheets and practical suggestions from other gifted kids and pre-teens make this book fun to read and give gifted kids insight into everything they've ever wanted to know about being gifted. Proven strategies for dealing with stress management, parents' and teachers' expectations, anxiety, cyber-bullying, friendship troubles and more make this the must-have guide for every gifted kid!

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    A$19.95
  7. Philosophy for Kids: Forty Fun Questions That Help You Wonder ... About Everything!

    "What does it mean to be fair?" "How do you know who your friends are?" "What is time?" "Are you the same person you were five years ago?" "Can something logical ever not make sense?" If you have ever wondered about questions like these, you are well on your way to becoming a philosopher! Philosophy for Kids offers young people (from age ten up) the opportunity to become acquainted with the wonders of philosophy. Forty questions arranged under Values, Knowledge, Reality and Critical Thinking invite kids to think about questions that philosophers have been discussing since the time of the ancient Greeks.

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    A$39.95
  8. I'm Not Just Gifted: Social-Emotional Curriculum for Guiding Gifted Children

    What does it means to be a successful person? What traits and characteristics define successful people? Why do gifted children, in particular, need a strong effective curriculum in order to maximise their potential? These questions and more are explored in this guide to helping gifted children in Years 4-7 as they navigate the complicated social and emotional aspects of their lives. This curriculum is designed to help gifted children explore their giftedness, develop resiliency, manage their intensities, face adversities and tough situations, and cultivate their talents and passions.

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  9. Creativity and the Autistic Student: Supporting Strengths to Develop Skills and Deepen Knowledge

    Using creativity as a lens to explore the meaningful learning experiences of autistic youth, Carrie Snow evaluates and challenges common conceptions about autism and offers a strengths-based demonstration of the many ways that autistic people express creativity and imagination. She then identifies key qualities of education that are commonly cited by autistic people to be significant to the development of fulfilling lives, healthy identities promising careers and vocations, and creativity in general. This important resource shows how educators can support autistic F-12 students in public, private and inclusive as well as specialised schools.

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    A$32.95
  10. Jacob's Ladder Gifted Reading Comprehension Program: Secondary Years, 7-8

    Jacob’s Ladder is a reading comprehension program for gifted students spanning from early primary to early secondary instruction. Students progress through an inquiry process based on targeted reading passages that emphasise the progressive, ongoing development of higher-order thinking skills relevant across the curriculum. The Short Stories section includes works by famous authors, among them Anton Chekhov, Mark Twain and O. Henry. Poetry is drawn from selections by well-known poets, including Shakespeare, Yeats, William Blake and Emily Dickinson. The works in the Biographies section give details of the lives of Erwin Schrodinger, Margaret Bourke-White, Itzhak Perlman and Amartya Sen. This book is suggested for students in years 7-8 to enhance reading comprehension and critical thinking.

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    A$39.95
  11. Differentiating Instruction With Centers in the Gifted Classroom
    This book provides teachers with tons of ideas and guidance for creating unique classroom centres that will challenge gifted learners and encourage high-level, independent thinking. It includes innovative, real-world centres in core learning areas, including English, maths, science, humanities and social sciences, and the arts. The book discusses the use of centres in each content area, with suggestions from experts in the content areas and easy-to-implement lessons that go beyond the core curriculum. Learn More
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  12. Proven Strategies That Work for Teaching Gifted and Advanced Learners

    Proven Strategies That Work for Teaching Gifted and Advanced Learners is a collection of research-based strategies designed for advanced learners in cluster-grouped general education as well as those in self-contained classes for gifted students. The strategies focus on key areas of importance to educators, including assessment, content, instruction and acceleration of learning. The book is not intended as a textbook, but rather is designed for educators who are looking for strategies they can implement in real-life situations.

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