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  1. Literacy Reframed: How a Focus on Decoding, Vocabulary, and Background Knowledge Improves Reading Comprehension

    For decades, educators have struggled to overcome stunted student growth in literacy. Literacy reframed offers a fresh perspective on reading instruction with a robustly research-affirmed alternative to classroom skill work. Authors Robin J Fogarty, Gene M Kerns and Brian M Pete use the big three elements of literacy – decoding, vocabulary and knowledge – to guide educators in creating a classroom environment where students deeply engage in reading, writing, speaking and listening. The wealth of concrete, adaptable classroom examples and scenarios throughout the book will help K–12 teachers take action on this exciting approach.

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  2. Teaching Graphic Novels in the Classroom: Building Literacy and Comprehension

    Teaching graphic novels in the classroom describes different methods teachers may use to begin teaching graphic literature to new readers. The first chapter is dedicated to the history of the medium and runs from the earliest days of comic books through the growing popularity of graphic novels. It includes profiles of early creators and the significance of certain moments throughout history that chart the evolution of graphic literature. Chapters 2-8 focus on different genres and include an analysis and lessons for 1-2 different novels, creator profiles, assignments, ways to incorporate different media in connection with each book, chapter summaries, discussion questions and essay topics. Chapter 9 allows students to create their own graphic novel, with guidance.

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  3. The Literature Toolbox: An English Teacher's Handbook

    ‘The study of English introduces a student to other voices and other lives … and in doing so, helps them find their own voice.’ Whether you are planning to study a new text, looking for a fresh approach to teach an old favourite or simply seeking strategies to provide more variety in your teaching, this is an invaluable guide for all English teachers. The literature toolbox features over fifty activities for exploring text. Easy to implement and rigorously road-tested in real classrooms, these practical strategies foster engagement, deepen inquiry, and model fluent and sophisticated essay writing.

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    A$29.95
  4. I'm Listening: How Teacher-Student Relationships Improve Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening

    I’m listening: How teacher-student relationships improve reading, writing, speaking, and listening debunks the misconception that a teacher can’t offer grades 6-12 students both academic rigour and emotional support. While sharing activities grounded in social-emotional research, author Beth Pandolpho reveals how listening to students’ voices enables them to practice crucial literacy skills and simultaneously build positive, trust-based teacher-student relationships. She guides readers as they foster an environment that is personally welcoming and educationally ambitious. Creating such a caring, engaging classroom provides students the support they need to develop social-emotional skills and to persevere through difficult and demanding coursework.

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    A$44.95
  5. Teaching Words and How They Work: Small Changes for Big Vocabulary Results

    Research shows that vocabulary is the best support for students’ comprehension of narrative and information texts. Often, vocabulary instruction focuses on a few target words in specific texts. However, to understand the many new words in complex texts students need to know how words work. This book, written by an award-winning authority on reading instruction, shows teachers how to make small changes to teach more words and also how words work. Many of these small changes involve enrichments to existing vocabulary practices, such as word walls and conversations with students. Each chapter includes descriptions of teachers’ implementation of small changes to support big gains in students’ vocabulary. This book offers practical steps that F-8 teachers can use in any reading program.

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  6. STARS Plus Mixed Pack Teacher Guides C-G with Posters

    Strategies to Achieve Reading Success is a prescriptive reading series that provides essential instruction in the same 12 reading strategies as the diagnostic CARS Plus Series. The series provides precise instruction in and practice with the strategies students need to master to achieve reading success. Each STARS Plus Teacher Guide contains detailed step-by-step lesson plans for administering the lessons with students as well as an overview of the series as a whole. Use the Teacher Guides along with the CARS & STARS Plus Strategies Posters to bring reading comprehension to life in your classroom. This mixed pack contains one CARS Plus teacher guide from levels C, D, E, F and G, and five Strategies Posters (C–G), each corresponding to one of the 10 levels of the CARS & STARS Plus program.

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    A$59.95
  7. CARS Plus Mixed Pack Teacher Guides C-G with Posters

    Comprehensive Assessment of Reading Strategies is a diagnostic reading series that allows you to identify and assess a student's level of mastery for each of 12 reading strategies (6 strategies in Books P and AA, 8 strategies in Book A and 12 strategies in Books B–H). Use the Teacher Guides along with the CARS & STARS Plus Strategies Posters to bring reading comprehension to life in your classroom. This mixed pack contains one CARS Plus teacher guide from levels C, D, E, F and G, and five Strategies Posters (C–G), each corresponding to one of the 10 levels of the CARS & STARS Plus program.

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  8. STARS Plus Mixed Pack Teacher Guides D-H with Posters

    Strategies to Achieve Reading Success is a prescriptive reading series that provides essential instruction in the same 12 reading strategies as the diagnostic CARS Plus Series. The series provides precise instruction in and practice with the strategies students need to master to achieve reading success. Each STARS Plus Teacher Guide contains detailed step-by-step lesson plans for administering the lessons with students as well as an overview of the series as a whole. Use the Teacher Guides along with the CARS & STARS Plus Strategies Posters to bring reading comprehension to life in your classroom. This mixed pack contains one CARS Plus teacher guide from levels D, E, F, G and H, and five Strategies Posters (D–H), each corresponding to one of the 10 levels of the CARS & STARS Plus program.

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    A$59.95
  9. CARS Plus Mixed Pack Teacher Guides D-H with Posters

    Comprehensive Assessment of Reading Strategies is a diagnostic reading series that allows you to identify and assess a student's level of mastery for each of 12 reading strategies (6 strategies in Books P and AA, 8 strategies in Book A and 12 strategies in Books BH). Use the Teacher Guides along with the CARS & STARS Plus Strategies Posters to bring reading comprehension to life in your classroom. This mixed pack contains one CARS Plus teacher guide from levels D, E, F, G and H, and five Strategies Posters (D–H), each corresponding to one of the 10 levels of the CARS & STARS Plus program.

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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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