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  1. 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
  2. Media Literacy in the F-12, Updated and Expanded Second Edition

    Today's average youth spends over 10 hours a day consuming media. Aided by technology, young people can instantly share and engage with media messages to find answers, get directions, shop or connect with friends. But access alone doesn't lead to critical thinking. Media are texts, designed to be read, analysed, deconstructed and reconstructed. Understanding how to interpret advertising messages, check for bias or avoid stereotyping are among the skills students need to become knowledgeable consumers and producers of media. This book helps educators understand the importance of teaching media literacy and gives them the tools needed to bring this form of literacy into the classroom.

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    A$55.95
  3. Poem Central: Word Journeys with Readers and Writers

    In Poem Central, Shirley McPhillips helps us better understand the central role poetry can play in our personal loves and in the life of our classrooms. She introduces us to professional poets, teachers and students - people of different ages and walks of life - who are actively engaged in reading and making poems. Their stories and their work show us the power of poems to illuminate the ordinary - to nurture, inspire and stand alongside us for the journey. Shirley has structured the book in short sections that are easy to read and dip into. Each section has a specific focus, provides background knowledge, shows poets at work, highlights information on crafting, defines poetic terms, features finished work, includes classroom examples and lists additional resources.

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    A$34.95
  4. Powerful Readers: Thinking Strategies to Guide Literacy Instruction in Secondary Classrooms

    Step-by-step lessons for introducing and using the strategies, connections to literary devices, curricular connections for nonfiction, reading lists, and rubrics for each strategy are all part of this valuable resource. New and experienced teachers will find the tools they need to go beyond a literal understanding and teaching secondary students how to read more deeply.

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    A$32.00
  5. Texts, Tasks, and Talk: Instruction to Meet the Common Core in Grades 9-12

    Texts, Tasks, and Talk: Instruction to Meet the Common Core in Grades 9-2 examines how to fully align teaching with the intellectual demand of next-generation standards - by pairing instructional goals with high-quality texts, tasks, and talk. It also provides strategies for how to do so, including five key steps for organizing curriculum according to next-generation standards.

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    A$41.25
  6. Igniting a Passion for Reading: Successful Strategies for Building Lifetime Readers

    In his new book, Igniting a Passion for Reading, Steven Layne shows teachers how to develop readers who not only are motivated to read great books but who also love reading in its own right. Packed with practical ways to engage and inspire readers from Foundation Year to high school, this book is a must-have on every teacher's professional bookshelf. In this book, overflowing with practical strategies and 'From the Trenches' anecdotes, Steven Layne offers teachers everywhere a plan for engaging even the most reluctant reader. From detailed preview lessons and book shopping to reading lounges and 'status of the class' sessions, this book will help schools create a vibrant reading culture.

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    A$32.95
  7. The Vocabulary Book, Second Edition: Learning and Instruction

    This expanded edition of the bestselling teaching resource incorporates the newest research in vocabulary learning and instruction into a complete and balanced program for all F-12 students, from those who struggle to those who excel. Literacy expert Michael Graves presents a four-pronged vocabulary program that he has developed and honed for over 30 years. The text includes theory, research-based strategies, vocabulary interventions, classroom examples, advice for working with English as an Additional Language or Dialect learners, discussion of next-generation standards and more. This book will appeal to reading and subject-area teachers, teacher educators and school, regional and state leaders.

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    A$35.95
  8. 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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    A$35.95
  9. 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
  10. 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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    A$34.95
  11. Differentiation That Really Works: English

    Differentiation That Really Works: English provides time-saving tips and strategies from real teachers who teach English in Years 6-12. These teachers not only developed the materials and used them in their own classes, but they also provide useful feedback and comments about the activities. The strategies included in the book are tiered lessons, cubing, graphic organisers, exit cards, learning contracts and choice boards. Every strategy includes directions and offers opportunities for differentiation.

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    A$29.95
  12. Pose, Wobble, Flow: A Culturally Proactive Approach to Literacy Instruction

    This book proposes a pedagogical model that encapsulates the challenge of teaching and the process of growing as an educator. The authors provide six different culturally proactive teaching stances or 'poses' that secondary English teachers can use to meet the needs of all students. They describe how teachers can expect to 'wobble' as they adapt instruction to their students' needs, while also incorporating new insights about their own preconceptions about teaching. Teachers are encouraged to recognise this flexibility as a positive process or 'flow' that can be used to address challenges and adopt ambitious teaching strategies.

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    A$45.95

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