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  1. Smart Starters

    A Smart Starter changes "extra" moments in a classroom setting into teachable moments. They are designed to take short amounts of time. However, Smart Starters are NOT short on substance. The Smart Starters in this series are packed full of important skills to practise and polish or to reinforce and extend. As their name suggests, they are good for igniting learning. Instead of the slow move into a class period, lesson or school day, a Smart Starter quick-starts the action. Each one warms up the brain with a sparkling challenge. Students also need this kind of spark at times other than the beginning of the day or class period. Use a Smart Starter any time there is a lull, or any time students need a break from a longer activity.

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    Starting at A$15.95

  2. Energising Smart Starters - Humanities and Social Sciences: Motivational Exercises to Stimulate the Brain

    Smart Starters are short activities that are NOT short on substance. The Smart Starters in this book are packed full of important skills to practise and polish or to reinforce and extend skills in Humanities and Social Sciences. The starters are grouped by subject strands into Social and Cultural Concepts; Maps and Globes; World Geography; Economics; and History. One or more of them might help to ease students into a new area of study. A starter may inspire your students to develop questions along the same lines, expanding the warm-up into a full-blown Humanities and Social Sciences lesson. The Smart Starters are not only for Humanities and Social Sciences lessons, and can be used at any time to stimulate minds. Doing a Smart Starter will sharpen thinking processes and challenge brains.

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    A$15.95
  3. Jacob's Ladder Gifted Reading Comprehension Program

    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, using a field-tested method developed by the Center for Gifted Education at the College of William & Mary. Students will learn to comprehend and analyse any reading passage after completing the activities in Jacob's Ladder.

    The new second editions for the Jacob's Ladder: Gifted Reading Comprehension series include various additions and enhancements to the successful first editions, notably new readings and ladders for student use, as well as many miscellaneous improvements.

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    Starting at A$15.00

  4. Jacob's Ladder Gifted Reading Comprehension Program

    Jacob's Ladder is a reading comprehension program for gifted students that spans 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 that are relevant across the curriculum. This field-tested method of moving from basic understanding to critical analysis of text was developed by the Center for Gifted Education at the College of William and Mary.

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    Starting at A$15.00

  5. 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
    A$39.95
  6. Essentials for Achieving Rigour Series

    The Essentials for Achieving Rigour series of instructional guides helps educators become highly skilled at implementing, monitoring and adapting instruction. Readers can put the guides to practical use immediately, adopting day-to-day examples as models for application in their own classrooms.

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    Starting at A$25.95

  7. Basic Not Boring Set of 23

    Do basic skills have to be boring? Absolutely not! This series uses exciting adventures and delightful characters to help teach fundamental skills and provide a foundation for learning. The books address specific content areas; present tasks that grab the attention and curiosity of students; contain clear directions to the students; ask students to use, remember and practise basic skills and; challenge students to be creative and analytical.

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    A$500.00
  8. Basic Not Boring Series: Middle Years Book of Social Studies Tests

    This is a book of social studies tests for middle year students. It will provide teachers with tools for keeping track of how students are mastering basic skills. It's everything you've wanted in a group of ready-made assessments. The tests cover all the basic skill areas for social studies. There are tests within five areas: world understandings, geography, map skills, world history and Australian history. In convenient and manageable sizes, each test covers skill areas such as economics, ancient world history or human geography. The tests are student-friendly and the students will be surprised that they are tests at all.

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    A$49.95

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