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  1. Differentiation: From Planning to Practice, Years 6-12

    In this refreshing addition to differentiated learning literature, Rick Wormeli takes readers step-by-step from the blank page to a fully crafted differentiation lesson. Along the way he shows upper-primary and secondary school teachers the behind-the-scenes planning that goes into effective lesson design for diverse classrooms. Rick demonstrates how to weave common and novel differentiation strategies into all subjects and offers clear advice about what to do when things don't go as expected. His imaginative classroom accommodations will help teachers succeed with advanced students, struggling students, English language learners and students across the multiple intelligences spectrum.

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  2. I Read It, but I Don't Get It: Comprehension Strategies for Adolescent Readers

    I Read It, but I Don't Get It is a practical, engaging account of how teachers can help adolescents develop new reading comprehension skills. Cris Tovani is an accomplished teacher and staff developer who writes with verve and humour about the challenges of working with students at all levels of achievement - from those who have mastered the art of "fake reading" to university-bound students who struggle with the different demands of content-area textbooks and novels. In a time when students need increasingly sophisticated reading skills, this book will provide support for teachers who want to incorporate comprehension instruction into their daily lesson plans without sacrificing content knowledge.

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  3. Deeper Reading: Comprehending Challenging Texts, 4-12

    Building on twenty years of teaching English, Kelly Gallagher, author of Reading Reasons, shows how students can be taught to successfully read a broad range of challenging and difficult texts with deeper levels of comprehension. Kelly also provides guidance on effective lesson planning that incorporates strategies for deeper reading. Funny, poignant and packed with practical ideas that work in real classrooms, Deeper Reading is a valuable resource for any teacher whose students need new tools to uncover the riches found in complex texts.

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  4. Common Core Standards in Diverse Classrooms: Essential Practices for Developing Academic Language and Disciplinary Literacy

    The Common Core State Standards require students to do more with knowledge and language than ever before. Rather than be mere consumers of knowledge, students must now become creators, critics, and communicators of ideas across disciplines. Yet in order to take on these new and exciting roles, many students need daily teaching with an extra emphasis on accelerating their academic communication skills. Common Core Standards in Diverse Classrooms is a concise guide for helping us improve our practices to strengthen two vital pillars that support student learning: academic language and disciplinary literacy.

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  5. Literacy Theory as Practice: Connecting Theory and Instruction in K-12 Classrooms

    This comprehensive textbook introduces readers to the most influential theories and models of reading and literacy, ranging from behaviourism and early information-processing theories to social constructionist and critical theories. Focusing on how these theories connect with different curricular approaches to literacy instruction (preschool to Year 12), the author shows how they both shape and are shaped by everyday literacy practices in classrooms. Readers are invited to explore detailed vignettes that offer a practice-based view of theories as they are brought to life in the classroom. This book devotes substantial attention to linguistically and culturally diverse classrooms and 21st-century technologies.

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  6. Proficiency Scales for English and Mathematics Standards

    Because the generic form of a proficiency scale is comparable across teachers, topics, subject areas and year levels, it allows teachers to compile summative scores for specific topics and increases the reliability of test design and scoring. Whether you are actively engaged in implementing a Marzano Institute initiative in your school or simply need guidance when it comes to measuring student learning, this book can help. Designed to supplement your existing practice, it contains over 110 proficiency scales that will bring new rigour and focus to your teaching and assessment practice, as well as aid in creating unique proficiency scales for the Australian Curriculum.

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  7. ASCD Arias Publication: Getting Started with Blended Learning

    Do you want to incorporate purposeful and effective online learning into your classes but aren't sure where to begin? Here's the perfect introductory guide to planning a hybrid class for Year 4-12. Author and educator William Kist enthusiastically advocates for blended learning and he explains how to navigate the technical details of internet access and learning management systems; decide which learning experiences are best delivered online and which should be saved for face-to-face instruction; organise your online space for maximum effectiveness, respond to your students and structure online discussions that are most beneficial for students; and evaluate the design of your blended instruction and refine it for the next class.

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    A$15.00
  8. Beyond the Five-Paragraph Essay

    Love it or hate it, the five-paragraph essay is perhaps the most frequently taught form of writing in classrooms of yesterday and today. But have you ever actually seen a five-paragraph essay outside of school walls? Kimberly Hill Campbell and Kristi Latimer reviewed the research on the effectiveness of the form as a teaching tool and discovered that the research does not support the five-paragraph formula. In fact, it shows that the formula restricts creativity, emphasises structure rather than content, does not improve standardised test scores, inadequately prepares students for tertiary education and results in vapid writing. Beyond the Five-Paragraph Essay, will show you how to reclaim the literary essay and create a program that encourages thoughtful writing in response to literature.

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  9. 10 Things Every Writer Needs to Know

    In 10 Things Every Writer Need to Know, Jeff Anderson focuses on developing concepts and application of 10 essential aspects of good writing - motion, models, focus, detail, form, frames, cohesion, energy, words and clutter. Throughout the book, Jeff provides dozens of model texts, both fiction and nonfiction, that bring alive the ten things every writer needs to know. By analysing strong mentor texts, young writers learn what is possible and experiment with the strategies professional writers use. Students explore, discover and apply what makes good writing work. 10 Things Every Writer Needs to Know keeps teachers on track - encouraging, discovering, inspiring, reminding and improving writing through conversation, inquiry and the support of good writing behaviours.

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  10. Rethinking Grading: Meaningful Assessment for Standards-based Learning

    Despite our best intentions, grades seem to reflect student compliance more than student learning and engagement. As a result, we inadvertently subvert the learning process. After careful research and years of experiences with grading as a teacher and parent, Cathy Vatterott examines and debunks traditional practices and policies of grading in F-12 schools. She offers a new paradigm for standards-based grading that focuses on student mastery of content and gives concrete examples from primary, middle years and secondary schools. Rethinking Grading will show all educators at all levels how standards-based grading can authentically reflect student progress and learning - and significantly improve both teaching and learning.

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  11. Academic Conversations: Classroom Talk That Fosters Critical Thinking and Content Understandings

    Conversations push students to think and learn in lasting ways. Academic conversations are back-and-forth dialogues in which students focus on a topic and explore it by building, challenging and negotiating relevant ideas. Unfortunately, academic conversations are rare in many classrooms. Talk is often dominated by the teacher and a few students, or it does not advance beyond short responses to the teacher's questions. To address these challenges, Zwiers and Crawford have identified five core communication skills to help students hold productive academic conversations across content areas. Readers will find numerous practical activities for working on each conversation skill, crafting conversation-worthy tasks, and using conversations to teach and assess.

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  12. Inside Words: Tools for Teaching Academic Vocabulary Grades 4-12

    Effective vocabulary instruction is particularly vital in the content areas, where the specialised language used by 'insiders' often creates a barrier to understanding for those new to the subjects. In Inside Words, Janet Allen merges recent research and key content-area teaching strategies to show teachers how to help students understand the academic vocabulary found in textbooks, tests, articles and other informational texts. The instructional tools in the book are presented alphabetically and offer support in these key areas: building background knowledge; teaching words that are critical to comprehension; providing guidance during reading and writing; developing a conceptual framework; and assessing students' understanding of words and concepts.

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