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  1. Creating a Culture of Feedback

    Creating a Culture of Feedback emphasises the need for a healthy balance between grading to report individual progress and using feedback to motivate students to move forward. Authors William M. Ferriter and Paul J. Cancellieri stress that classrooms must shift their focus to prioritise effective feedback over grades. Using this concise guide, Years 3-12 teachers can help students visualise their own learning progress and take the route to success using three important questions: (1) Where am I going? (2) How am I doing? and (3) What are my next steps?

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Philosophy for Teens: Questioning Life’s Big Ideas

    What is love? Is lying always wrong? Is beauty a matter of fact, or a matter of taste? What is discrimination? The answers to these questions, and more, are examined in Philosophy for Teens: Questioning Life's Big Ideas, an in-depth, teenager-friendly look at the philosophy behind everyday issues. Sharon M. Kaye, PhD, and Paul Thomson, PhD, examine some of life's biggest topics, such as lying, cheating, love, beauty, the role of government, hate and prejudice, in this bare bones, casual and engaging book, written directly for and field-tested with teenagers. Both sides of the debates are covered on every issue, with information from some of the world's most noted philosophers included in a conversational style that teenagers will love.

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  7. Graphic Organisers for Any Subject, Any Year Level

    Good research in many subject areas shows that using graphic organisers leads to improved student performance on assessments and enhanced critical thinking skills. Such tools help students think about their thinking and think about their learning - and lay out ideas in a way to show what they know. Organising visually is a way to process, analyse and synthesise ideas so as to understand them more deeply. Graphic Organisers for Any Subject, Any Year Level is one workbook resource needed by every student and teacher. Here are 60 graphic organisers that can be adapted to most subject areas and most year levels for studying or communicating just about any idea on any topic. Use these open-ended or blank organisers in a variety of ways to fit the specific needs of your students.

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Softening the Edges: Assessment Practices That Honor K–12 Teachers and Learners

    Softening the Edges: Assessment Practices That Honor K - 12 Teachers and Learners asserts that assessment must smoothly guide students through their learning and engage them so their confidence grows and their experiences are positive and relevant.

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  11. Navigating the Core Curriculum: RTI Strategies to Support Every Learner

    Using response to intervention (RTI), a multitiered approach to planning learning outcomes and assessing and augmenting students' learning progress, K - 12 teachers can enhance students' core academic knowledge.

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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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