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  1. Making Every English Lesson Count: Six Principles to Support Great Reading and Writing

    Writing in the style of the award-winning Making Every Lesson Count, Andy Tharby returns with an offering of gimmick-free advice that combines the time-honoured wisdom of excellent English teachers with the most useful evidence from cognitive science. Making Every Lesson Count is underpinned by six pedagogical principles - challenge, explanation, modelling, practice, feedback and questioning - and provides simple, realistic classroom strategies to bring the teaching of conceptual knowledge, vocabulary and challenging literature to the foreground. In an age of educational quick fixes, assessment reform and ever-moving goalposts, this precise and timely book provides practical solutions to perennial problems and inspires a rich, challenging and evidence-informed approach to English teaching.

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    A$37.95
  2. 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

  3. Energising Smart Starters - Writing Prompts: Motivational Exercises to Stimulate the Brain

    Smart Starter activities change extra moments in a classroom into teachable moments. The Smart Starters in this book, Writing Prompts, are packed full of great writing ideas to encourage students to practise and polish different writing modes. The starters are grouped by writing modes. As you introduce a new type of writing, have students practise that mode. A starter may inspire your students to develop questions or examples along the same lines, expanding the quick write into a full-blown writing project. Dust off those rusty skills with a Smart Starter. Use them anytime to stimulate minds. Doing a Smart Starter will sharpen thinking processes and challenge brains. In addition, Smart Starters work well as starting points for students to create other similar questions and problems.

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    A$15.95
  4. Energising Smart Starters - Grammar and Punctuation: Motivational Exercises to Stimulate the Brain

    Each Smart Starter activity can be completed in a few minutes to provide the satisfaction of quick success and focus minds for further learning on the subject of Grammar and Punctuation. Activities are grouped by skill sets to be used to begin a unit, review a concept, expand into a larger lesson or just make every moment in the classroom a learning moment. One or more might help to ease students into a new area of study. A starter may inspire your students to develop questions or examples along the same lines or to expand the warm-up into a full-blown writing project. Smart Starters work well as starting points for students to create other similar questions and problems. Doing a Smart Starter will sharpen thinking processes and challenge brains.

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    A$15.95
  5. I've Got It!

    Easily track your middle years students' progress in Mathematics, Grammar and Reading Comprehension with the I've Got It! series. Each reproducible worksheet focuses on one of 35 skills required for overall mastery of a particular subject. Activities require students to demonstrate basic knowledge, before moving on to higher-level questions that encourage critical thinking and application. Cumulative tasks bring these skills together so that students can integrate and practise their newly-acquired knowledge.

    A flexible classroom tool, teachers can use the activities in the I've Got It! series for both formative and summative assessment. The included progress charts allow both teachers and students to assess their current understanding and indicate where more instruction is required.

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    Starting at A$19.95

  6. I've Got It! Reading & Literature: Easy-to-use Assessments to Show Proof of Mastery

    I've Got It! Reading and Literature provides reproducible activities to assess students' mastery of essential reading and comprehension skills. The tasks, each just a single page, begin with a basic knowledge question and move to higher-level questions that require students to apply the skill and think critically.

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    A$19.95
  7. I've Got It! English Language Skills: Easy-to-use Assessments to Show Proof of Mastery

    Document your students’ progress. Each book in the I’ve Got It! Series is based on a list of 35 skills that represent mastery of a particular subject matter. The books include two reproducible, easy-to-use assessment tasks for each of the 35 skills. The tasks, each just a single page, begin with a basic knowledge question and move to higher-level questions that require students to apply the skill and think critically. This is just the resource youneed for formative and common assessment, pre- and post-tests, quick checkups, or standardized test prep. Each assessment task is correlated to state as well as national standards.

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    A$19.95
  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. 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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    A$29.95
  10. Rigorous Reading: In-Depth Guides for Great Literature

    The Rigorous Reading series offers you incredible flexibility as you share and explore great literature with your students. Activities for each section allow students to process portions of the novel through individual and collaborative exercises that encourage close reading. Each guide includes Teacher Instructions that provide activity overviews. Student activities feature text-dependent questions that encourage close analysis and call for evidence to support claims. This resource also includes suggestions for creating and maintaining Interactive Novel Logs to provide students with a place to connect with the literature in ways of their choosing. Pre- and Post-Reading activities are included as well as suggestions for pairing texts to expand the understanding of themes and topics.

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    Starting at A$24.95

  11. Rigorous Reading: In-Depth Guides for Great Literature: The Giver

    The guides in the Rigorous Reading series aim to transform the reading of a great novel into a journey of discovery for students. This in-depth guide has been written specifically for Lois Lowry’s The Giver. The lessons and activities have been structured and scaffolded to maximise the experience of reading and teaching this novel. To prepare students for their reading of The Giver, teachers utilise novel information and pre-reading activities. Included in this section is information about The Giver and its author, along with activities designed to acclimate students to the themes and/or concepts present in the book they are about to read. This resource provides activities that help foster comprehension and reinforce knowledge of literary elements as students read The Giver.

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    A$24.95

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