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  1. The Literature Toolbox: An English Teacher's Handbook

    ‘The study of English introduces a student to other voices and other lives … and in doing so, helps them find their own voice.’ Whether you are planning to study a new text, looking for a fresh approach to teach an old favourite or simply seeking strategies to provide more variety in your teaching, this is an invaluable guide for all English teachers. The literature toolbox features over fifty activities for exploring text. Easy to implement and rigorously road-tested in real classrooms, these practical strategies foster engagement, deepen inquiry, and model fluent and sophisticated essay writing.

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    A$29.95
  2. I'm Listening: How Teacher-Student Relationships Improve Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening

    I’m listening: How teacher-student relationships improve reading, writing, speaking, and listening debunks the misconception that a teacher can’t offer grades 6-12 students both academic rigour and emotional support. While sharing activities grounded in social-emotional research, author Beth Pandolpho reveals how listening to students’ voices enables them to practice crucial literacy skills and simultaneously build positive, trust-based teacher-student relationships. She guides readers as they foster an environment that is personally welcoming and educationally ambitious. Creating such a caring, engaging classroom provides students the support they need to develop social-emotional skills and to persevere through difficult and demanding coursework.

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    A$44.95
  3. 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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  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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

  8. Rigorous Reading: An In-Depth Guide for Any Novel, Years 6-Up

    Transform the reading of a great novel into a journey of discovery. This customisable resource offers incredible flexibility as you share and explore great literature with your students. The guide is organised by literary elements and 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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    A$29.95
  9. Graphic Organisers for Writing

    The use of graphic organisers as part of the writing process is important to writing success. In his book, Frames of Mind, Howard Gardner discusses how the use of visuals engages a learner’s multiple intelligences. The US Department of Education reported that students with visible planning in writing score higher on most forms of mandated tests than those who did not plan. Graphic Organisers for Writing is one workbook resource every teacher needs. Here are 60 graphic organisers for writing nonfiction, fiction and integrating explicit elements of good writing. Use the organisers to facilitate excellent writing.

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    A$35.95
  10. Graphic Organisers for Reading

    The use of graphic organisers makes it easier for students to comprehend and remember what they read. Scientifically based research shows that using graphic organisers leads to improved students performance on assessments and enhanced critical thinking skills. The US National Reading Panel (2000) cited graphic and semantic organisers as one of the most effective ways to help students improve reading comprehension. Graphic Organisers for Reading is one workbook resource every teacher needs. Here are 60 graphic organisers for fiction and nonfiction, literary elements and genre, and reading in any content area. Use the organisers to reinforce important reading strategies.

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    A$35.95
  11. Literature Activities Teens Actually Love: Authentic Projects for the English Classroom

    Instead of asking literature to meet the recreational, cultural and of course educational needs of today's youth, Literature Activities Teens Actually Love empowers teachers to help students work with literature on their own terms in order to rediscover the joys it holds. Through a variety of innovative and highly engaging projects, this book will develop a new lens through which to view literature and its study, showing students that literature can entertain even as it cultivates their higher-order thinking skills. Using their technological skills to move from print to non-print assessments, students will have the opportunity to explore the text with a greater degree of ownership over the process, resulting in autonomous learners.

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    A$21.95
  12. Teaching Graphic Novels in the Classroom: Building Literacy and Comprehension

    Teaching Graphic Novels in the Classroom describes different methods teachers may use to begin teaching graphic literature to new readers. The first chapter of the book is dedicated to the history of the medium. It includes profiles of early creators and the significance of certain moments throughout the history that chart the evolution of graphic literature. Chapter 2-8 focus on different genres and include an analysis and lessons, creator profiles, assignments, ways to incorporate different media in connection with each book, chapter summaries, discussion questions and essay topics. Chapter 9 is the culminating project for the book, allowing students to create their own graphic novel, with guidance from the writing process to creating the art.

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    A$32.95

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