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  1. Best Practices at Tier 2: Supplemental Interventions for Additional Student Support, Secondary

    In Best Practices at Tier 2: Supplemental Interventions for Additional Student Support, Secondary, authors Bob Sonju, Sharon V. Kramer, Mike Mattos and Austin Buffum offer Years 6-12 teachers proven response to intervention (RTI) strategies for responding to students who need additional support after core instruction. The authors explain that a school functioning as a professional learning community (PLC) is essential to effectively implementing RTI. Using this book, teachers and administrators will discover fundamental practices and tools to support students through a schoolwide, collaborative effort.

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    A$34.95
  2. Personalized Reading: Digital Strategies and Tools to Support All Learners

    Classrooms today include a diversity of readers, and teachers are called upon to meet the needs of all learners. In particular, they must help students think critically and communicate effectively using visual, print and digital text. Personalized Reading highlights four different types of readers - the struggling reader, the reluctant reader, English learners and advanced readers - and presents ways to use technology tools to accommodate their different reading styles. The strategies and classroom-ready ideas in this book will help secondary educators incorporate technology to promote reading, critical thinking and digital literacy.

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    A$49.95
  3. Creative Coding: Lessons and Strategies to Integrate Computer Science Across the 6-8 Curriculum

    Access to high-quality computer science (CS) instruction has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years. Thanks to this movement, more students start the middle years with some foundational knowledge of CS and coding. This new set of creative skills empowers students to express themselves in compelling ways, but students still need opportunities and support to develop and hone those skills. This book helps classroom teachers develop activities and projects to encourage computational thinking and coding skills, and to build bridges between those skills and practice. For maths, science, English and Humanities and Social Science teachers, the resources in this book provide guidance to start integrating coding into their classes to complement and strengthen existing instruction.

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  4. Teaching the Best Practice Way: Methods That Matter, K-12

    In Teaching the Best Practice Way, Harvey Daniels and Marilyn Bizar present seven basic teaching structures that make classrooms more active, experiential, collaborative, democratic and cognitive, while simultaneously meeting best practice standards across learning areas and throughout the year levels. Each chapter begins with an essay outlining one key method, providing its historical background and research results, and then describing the structure's vital features. The book shares new research studies that validate the principles and activities of best practice teaching, along with lists of recommended materials that support each of the seven methods.

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    A$32.95
  5. 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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  6. 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
  7. Thinking Tools for Young Readers and Writers: Strategies to Promote Higher Literacy in Grades 2-8

    In her new book, bestselling author and professional developer Carol Booth Olsen and colleagues show teachers how to help young readers and writers construct meaning from and with texts. This practical resource offers a rich array of research-based teaching strategies, activities and extended lessons focused on the "thinking tools" employed by experienced readers and writers. It shows teachers how to draw on the natural connections between reading and writing, and how cognitive strategies can be embedded into the teaching of narrative, informational and argumentative texts. Including artefacts and written work produced by students across the year levels, the authors connect the cognitive and affective domains for full student engagement.

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    A$37.95
  8. Raising Boys With ADHD: Secrets for Parenting Healthy, Happy Sons

    Written by two professional who have “been there and done that” with their own sons with ADHD, Raising Boys With ADHD empowers parents to help their sons with ADHD find success in school and beyond.  The book covers topics no often found in other parenting guides such as the preschool years and early diagnosis and strategies for teens transitioning to work and university. Filled with practical knowledge, resources and tools needed to help parents address the many strengths and challenges of boys with ADHD, this book provides parents with encouragement and hope for the future.

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    A$29.95
  9. EMPOWER Your Students: Tools to Inspire a Meaningful School Experience, Grades 6-12

    In EMPOWER Your Students: tools to Inspire a Meaningful School Experience, Grades 6-12, Lauren Porosoff and Jonathan Weinstein confront the topic of values head on. Through values, middle and high school teachers can help students find meaning in school. With their warm, engaging writing, the authors detail activities and strategies for seven elements that will empower students to choose and follow through on their values. The work states in part I, with sample scripts guiding educators through activities that facilitate student discovery and help students act on their values in school. Part II presents strategies for changing teaching behaviours to support student values. Using this resource, Years 6-12 teachers will not only empower their students but will also empower themselves.

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    A$39.95
  10. Creating a Culture of Feedback

    Creating a Culture of Feedback emphasises the need for a healthy balance between grading to report individual progress and using feedback to motivate students to move forward. Authors William M. Ferriter and Paul J. Cancellieri stress that classrooms must shift their focus to prioritise effective feedback over grades. Using this concise guide, Years 3-12 teachers can help students visualise their own learning progress and take the route to success using three important questions: (1) Where am I going? (2) How am I doing? and (3) What are my next steps?

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    A$24.95
  11. The Write Genre: Classroom Activities and Mini-Lessons that Promote Writing with Clarity, Style and Flashes of Brilliance

    In The Write Genre, teachers will find hands-on activities that focus on all stages of the writing process, with teacher-directed assignments and opportunities for student-selected writing lessons that emphasise writing to learn. Organised around six writing genres, this practical book offers more than fifty mini-lessons to develop specific skills that can help students write effective fiction and nonfiction. This comprehensive handbook includes chapters that review the writing process and writing workshop, and feature rubrics for instruction and assessment. For easy classroom implementation, the key elements if many mini-lessons are also presented in reproducible pages: frameworks, organisers, prompts, checklists and grids.

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  12. Readers Front and Centre: Helping All Students Engage with Complex Texts

    Every teacher wants and expects their students to be reading increasingly complex texts, yet sometimes the gap between our expectations and our students' abilities seems wide and deep. It's tempting to look at that gap and step in to fill it for them, but then we'd be doing most of the "heavy lifting" - the understanding, analysis and interpretation that our students should be learning for themselves. Readers Front and Centre is an attempt to help teachers help their students take on identities as learners. Filled with examples of one-on-one conferences, small groups and whole-class scenarios, this essential book provides an accessible and inspiring model of how - and why - we need to put students at the front and centre of our teaching.

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