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  1. Earth Science Puzzles: Making Meaning From Data

    Earth Science Puzzles presents professionally gathered Earth science data on the topics of paleoclimate, weather forecasting, earthquakes, estuaries, watersheds, and hydrothermal vents. Students step into scientists' shoes to use temporal, spatial, quantitative, and concept-based reasoning to draw inferences from the data. For the teacher, each puzzle is supported by an extensive Pedagogical Content Knowledge Guide with background information, required student skills, common student misconceptions, an answer key to the questions in the student section, and a bank of resources for further exploration of the topics.

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    A$39.95
  2. Achieving Next Generation Literacy: Using the Tests (You Think) You Hate to Help the Student You Love

    As a teacher, what you want most is for your students to learn - to immerse themselves in rich and challenging content and leave your classroom better prepared for school and life. In English and humanities, this includes developing the multifaceted reading, writing, thinking and communication skills that constitute next generation literacy. But as a teacher, you also know how much is riding on THOSE TESTS - achievement tests from the national assessment consortia, the NAPLAN and GAT, and independent state assessments. Is it possible to help students succeed on mandated tests without sacrificing your values, your creativity, and their education? Yes, it is possible. This book shows you how.

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  3. Word Study in the Inclusive Secondary Classroom: Supporting Struggling Readers and Students with Disabilities

    Word study integrates decoding/phonics, spelling and vocabulary instruction to help struggling readers identify unfamiliar words in order to improve reading comprehension. Word Study in the Inclusive Secondary Classroom provides secondary teachers with practical strategies to embed word study instruction in content area classes and support the needs of adolescent readers, particularly those with disabilities. The text includes many useful teaching resources, such as sample lessons, reproducible teaching tools, web resource lists and tips about technology-based learning tools. It will appeal to teachers who are new to word study, especially those who have students with disabilities in their classrooms.

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  4. The Better Writing Breakthrough: Connecting Student Thinking and Discussion to Inspire Great Writing

    Every teacher knows the challenge of trying to engage reluctant readers and struggling writers. The best way to engage less confident readers and writers is to give them something powerful to think about. The Discourse and Writing Cycle explores writing as a means to focus student thinking, fuel deeper learning and build complex understanding in English, humanities and social sciences, mathematics and science. This field-tested approach from well-respected experts Eleanor Dougherty, Laura Billings and Terry Roberts is designed for use in Years 4-12.

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  5. 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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  6. Forensics in Chemistry: The Case of Kirsten K.

    How did Kirsten's body wind up at the bottom of a lake - and what do wedding cake ingredients, soil samples, radioactive decay, bone age, blood stains, bullet matching and drug lab evidence reveal about whodunit? These mysteries are the core of this teacher resource book, which meets the unique needs of secondary school chemistry classes in a highly memorable way. The book makes forensic evidence the foundation of a series of hands-on, weeklong labs, and provides vivid lessons in why chemistry concepts are relevant and how they connect. Gain the confidence to use inquiry-based strategies and performance-based assessments with a complex chemistry curriculum.

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  7. Gourmet Lab: The Scientific Principles Behind Your Favorite Foods

    This collection of 15 hands-on experiments challenges students to take on the role of both scientists and chef, as they boil, bake and toast their way to a better understanding of science concepts from chemistry, biology and physics. By cooking items such as pancakes and butterscotch, students have the opportunity to learn about physical changes in states of matter, acids and bases, biochemistry and molecular structure. The teacher pages include standards addressed in each lab, a vocabulary list, safety protocols, materials required, procedures, data analysis, student questions answer key, and conclusions and connections to spur class discussion.

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    A$55.95
  8. 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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    A$34.95
  9. Student Lab Manual for Argument-Driven Inquiry in Chemistry: Lab Investigations for Grades 9-12

    Argument-Driven Inquiry in Chemistry is a one-stop source of expertise, advice and investigations, with the information and materials you need to start using this method right away. The book includes 30 field-tested labs that cover a broad range of topics related to chemical reactions and matter's structure and properties. The investigations are designed to be more authentic scientific experiences than traditional laboratory activities. They give your students an opportunity to design their own methods, develop models, collect and analyse data, generate arguments, and critique claims and evidence. This manual provides the student materials you need to guide your students through these investigations.

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    A$49.95
  10. Argument-Driven Inquiry in Chemistry: Lab Investigations for Grades 9-12

    Argument-Driven Inquiry in Chemistry will provide you with the information and instructional materials you need to start using argument-driven inquiry for your secondary school lab instruction. This book is a one-stop source of expertise, advice and investigations to help chemistry students work the way scientists do. Because the authors are veteran teachers, they designed Argument-Driven Inquiry in Chemistry to be easy to use and aligned with today's standards. The investigations will help your students learn the core ideas, crosscutting concepts, and science and engineering practices found in the Next Generation Science Standards.

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    A$69.95
  11. 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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  12. 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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