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  1. Dr Birdley Teaches Science: Mysteries of the Earth

    Mysteries of the Earth, a Dr Birdley Teaches Science book, explains critical concepts in science using words, images and characters. It is focused on standards-based learning objectives and makes science accessible to all learners. It exemplifies good science teaching. Following the outline provided, teachers help students warm up by assessing prior knowledge and developing vocabulary, learn about a new concept with the source cartoon, apply the new concepts in independent practice, and assess new learning with quizzes and tests that check for understanding of key ideas. Mysteries of the Earth features Earth and environmental science topics including: the fossil record, a microbial planet, geologic time, introducing rocks, sedimentary rocks, igneous rocks, origin of life and volcanoes.

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  2. Dr Birdley Teaches Science: Introducing Cells

    Introducing Cells, a Dr Birdley Teaches Science book, explains critical concepts in science using words, images and characters. It is focused on standards-based learning objectives and makes science accessible to all learners. It exemplifies good science teaching. Following the outline provided, teachers help students warm up by assessing prior knowledge and developing vocabulary, learn about a new concept with the source cartoon, apply the new concepts in independent practice, and assess new learning with quizzes and tests that check for understanding of key ideas. Introducing Cells features biology topics including: why cells are important, smallest units of life, discovering cells, hierarchy of life, characteristics of life, the cell theory and one-celled organisms.

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  3. Dr Birdley Teaches Science: Forces and Motion

    Forces and Motion, a Dr Birdley Teaches Science book, explains critical concepts in science using words, images and characters. It is focused on standards-based learning objectives and makes science accessible to all learners. It exemplifies good science teaching. Following the outline provided, teachers help students warm up by assessing prior knowledge and developing vocabulary, learn about a new concept with the source cartoon, apply the new concepts in independent practice, and assess new learning with quizzes and tests that check for understanding of key ideas. Forces and Motion features physics topics including: understanding acceleration, calculating speed, calculating velocity, calculating force and mass, law of inertia, Newton's Laws of Motion and Law of Universal Gravitation.

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  4. Dr Birdley Teaches Science: Elements, Compounds and Mixtures

    Elements, Compounds and Mixtures, a Dr Birdley Teaches Science book, explains critical concepts in science using words, images and characters. It is focused on standards-based learning objectives and makes science accessible to all learners. It exemplifies good science teaching. Following the outline provided, teachers help students warm up by assessing prior knowledge and developing vocabulary, learn about a new concept with the source cartoon, apply the new concepts in independent practice, and assess new learning with quizzes and tests that check for understanding of key ideas. Elements, Compounds and Mixtures features chemistry topics including: symbols and formulas, compound coolness, two types of mixtures, subatomic particles, all about elements, element blocks and Mendeleev.

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  5. Dr Birdley Teaches Science: Constructing the Earth

    Constructing the Earth, a Dr Birdley Teaches Science book, explains critical concepts in science using words, images and characters. It is focused on standards-based learning objectives and makes science accessible to all learners. It exemplifies good science teaching. Following the outline provided, teachers help students warm up by assessing prior knowledge and developing vocabulary, learn about a new concept with the source cartoon, apply the new concepts in independent practice, and assess new learning with quizzes and tests that check for understanding of key ideas. Constructing the Earth features Earth and environmental science topics including: the big bang, plate tectonics, oceans and the water cycle, early Earth and its layers, origin of the Solar System and the oxygen revolution.

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  6. Dr Birdley Teaches Science: Classifying Cells

    Classifying Cells, a Dr Birdley Teaches Science book, explains critical concepts in science using words, images and characters. It is focused on standards-based learning objectives and makes science accessible to all learners. It exemplifies good science teaching. Following the outline provided, teachers help students warm up by assessing prior knowledge and developing vocabulary, learn about a new concept with the source cartoon, apply the new concepts in independent practice, and assess new learning with quizzes and tests that check for understanding of key ideas. Classifying Cells features biology topics including: two types of cells, heated microbes, from a cell's point of view, temperature tolerance, cell scientists, cells and the kingdoms, body cells.

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  7. Dr Birdley Teaches Science: Atomic Structure and Chemical Reactions

    Atomic Structure and Chemical Reactions, a Dr Birdley Teaches Science book, explains critical concepts in science using words, images and characters. It is focused on standards-based learning objectives and makes science accessible to all learners. It exemplifies good science teaching. Following the outline provided, teachers help students warm up by assessing prior knowledge and developing vocabulary, learn about a new concept with the source cartoon, apply the new concepts in independent practice, and assess new learning with quizzes and tests that check for understanding of key ideas. This book features chemistry topics including: models by Rutherford, Bohr and Thomson, Dalton's atom, electron cloud models, conservation of mass, atomic bonding, Lewis structures and balancing equations.

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  8. 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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    A$32.95
  9. Accessible Algebra: 30 Modules to Promote Algebraic Reasoning, Grades 7-10

    Accessible Algebra is for any teacher who wants to provide a rich and fulfilling experience to students as they develop new ways of thinking about algebra. Each lesson in this book identifies and addresses a focal domain and standard in algebra, then lays out the common misconceptions and challenges students may face as they work to investigate and understand problems. Anne and Steve met with and listened to students in real classrooms as the students explained what problem-solving strategies they were using. The authors focused on questions and problems that led students to a deeper understanding of algebra. They describe these classroom scenarios in each lesson and also suggest ways teachers may assign a problem or activity, include formative assessment strategies and group students.

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  10. Construction Materials: STEM Road Map for High School

    What if you could challenge your high school students to gain an understanding of the feats of engineering required to build high-rise buildings - and maybe even improve them? Construction Materials outlines a journey that will steer your students toward authentic problem-solving while grounding them in integrated STEM disciplines. The series is designed to meet the growing need to infuse real-world learning into F-12 classrooms. This book is an interdisciplinary module that uses project-and problem-based learning. It gives students an inside look at the complex technologies and science behind the buildings they may take for granted. They'll examine micro- and macro-properties of construction materials, particularly those of high-rise buildings, through a unit divided into three sections.

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  11. 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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  12. Making Classrooms Assessments Reliable and Valid

    Making Classroom Assessments Reliable and Valid asserts the importance for classroom assessment to be the primary method of formally measuring student learning. Robert J. Marzano highlights the benefits of these assessments in reporting students' ongoing learning, and the need for them to be reliable and valid. This resource describes how to make them just that - using new paradigms to ensure the measurement is an accurate interpretation of student achievement. F-12 teachers and administrators will explore the history of large-scale assessments, the importance of and future role of classroom assessment, traditional and new paradigms of reliability and validity, tools for measuring students' individual and comparative growth, and formulas to create reliable and valid classroom assessments.

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