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  1. How to Teach Academic Vocabulary

    How to Teach Academic Vocabulary presents relevant research on best practices, literacy and brain-based learning; outlines more than 50 easy-to-use, practical vocabulary strategies to increase students' academic achievement; and suggests ways to present the strategies to students. Help your students become self-sufficient learners with the ideas in this book. The book is intended to outline easy-to-use and practical vocabulary strategies for teachers who want to increase the academic achievement of all their students. Based on research around best practice, literacy and brain-based learning, the strategies in How to Teach Academic Vocabulary are designed to be used in all learning areas and across year levels.

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  2. Developing Visual Literacy in Science, F-8

    With Developing Visual Literacy in Science, F-8, teachers can help their students develop the skills they need to "read", or make meaning from, visual images. These skills include interpreting scientific photographs, charts, diagrams, figures, labels and graphic symbols. Students can then learn to communicate to others - perhaps by creating their own graphic representations - the understandings and insights they have acquired from visual images.

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  3. Differentiation That Really Works: Science

    Differentiating requires more than just a bag of tricks. The strategies included in this book were chosen based on their ease of implementation and modification. In addition, they all encourage student engagement, provide inherent opportunities for differentiation and are appropriate for Years 6-12. Differentiation That Really Works: Science provides time-saving tips and strategies from real teacher who teach science. These teachers not only developed the materials and used them in their own classes, but they also provided 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. 

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  4. Differentiation That Really Works: Maths

    Differentiating requires more than just a simple bag of tricks. The strategies included in this book were chosen based on their ease of implementation and modification. In addition, they all encourage student engagement, provide inherent opportunities for differentiation and are appropriate for Years 6-12. The book provides time-saving tips and strategies from real teacher who teach maths. These teachers not only developed the materials and used them in their own classes, but they also provided 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.

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  5. Get Graphic! Using Storyboards to Write and Draw Picture Books, Graphic Novels, or Comic Strips

    Get Graphic! Introduces the power of a storyboard in stages of the creative process - from brainstorming ideas to using thumbnail sketches to develop revise and finalise stories. Step-by-step instructions lead students to generate action-filled pages and streamlined plots for their own unique and personalised stories and books. Simple suggestions for planning drawings and using collage to illustrate students' original stories are part of the active process described. Designed for easy and immediate classroom use, glossaries of visual terms and illustration ideas, a list of recommended children's books with strong visual images and ready-to-copy storyboards complement this remarkable resource.

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  6. Words, Words, Words: Teaching Vocabulary in Grades 4-12

    Do you spend hours creating work lists and weekly vocabulary tests only to find that your students have 'forgotten' the words by the following week? Words, Words, Words describes the research that changed the many teachers teach vocabulary. It offers educators practical, research-based solutions for helping students fall into new language, learn new words and begin to use those words in their speaking and writing lives. Words, Words, Words provides educators with a strong research base, detailed classroom-based lessons and graphic organisers to support the strategy lessons.

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  7. Tools for Teaching Content Literacy

    Janet Allen has developed the ideal support for teachers who want to improve their reading instruction across the curriculum. Tools for Teaching Content Literacy is designed as a ready reference for content reading and writing instruction. Each of the 33 strategies includes a brief description and purpose for each strategy, a research base that documents the origin and effectiveness of the strategy, graphic organisers to support the lesson and classroom vignettes to illustrate the strategy in use. Tools highlights effective instructional strategies and innovative ideas to help you design lessons that meet your students' academic needs as well as content standards, providing a quick reference when implementing standards, designing assessment or evaluating resources for literacy instruction.

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  8. More Tools for Teaching Content Literacy

    More Tools for Teaching Content Literacy extends this treasure trove with 25 new instructional strategies using the same format. Each of the strategies includes a brief description of the instructional tool; an exploration of how and why the tool would be used for instruction in content classes; graphic organisers, models and step-by-step instructions to support using and adapting the instructional strategy; and a research based that documents the origin, adaptations and related reading for understanding the effectiveness of the strategy. More Tools for Content Literacy is a handy reference that provides instant access to succinct descriptions, practical strategies and manageable assessments, allowing teachers to save time and be more flexible and confident in meeting students' needs.

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  9. Tools for Teaching Academic Vocabulary

    In Tools for Teaching Academic Vocabulary, Janet Allen provides strategies that will help students learn new words, become more conscious of words and increase competence in knowing when and how to use words. Tools for Teaching Academic Vocabulary centres on four components of effective vocabulary instruction - providing rich and varied language experiences, teaching individual words, teaching word-learning strategies and fostering word consciousness - and provides tools to develop effective instruction for each component. Janet offers advice on teaching vocabulary across the curriculum, exploring how best to teach general academic vocabulary, discipline-specific vocabulary, topic-specific vocabulary and passage-critical vocabulary.

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  10. Essentials for Achieving Rigour Series: Examining Similarities & Differences: Classroom Techniques to Help Students Deepen Their Understanding

    Students must be able to examine similarities and differences within content they are learning. They need to know how to use comparisons, classifications, metaphors and analogies to generalise, draw conclusions and refine schema, ultimately deepening their understanding of the content. This book explores explicit techniques for mastering a crucial strategy of instructional practice: teaching students to examine similarities and differences. It includes explicit steps for implementation; recommendations for monitoring if students are able to autonomously examine similarities and differences; and adaptations for students who struggle, have special needs or excel in learning.

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  11. Essentials for Achieving Rigour Series: Recording & Representing Knowledge: Classroom Techniques to Help Students Accurately Organise and Summarise Content

    Students must be able to summarise what they've read, analyse text for specific characteristics and create written works that demonstrate a deep understanding of the content. This book explores explicit techniques for mastering this vital strategy of instructional practice, and includes explicit steps for implementation, recommendations for monitoring students' ability to record and represent knowledge, adaptations for students who struggle, and common mistakes and ways to avoid them.

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  12. A Literature Unit: How to Train Your Dragon Student Workbook (Set of 5)

    This literature unit consists of two parts: this student workbook, and the teacher guide (available separately). Based on the popular children's novel by Cressida Cowell, it is divided into ten sections, allowing one for each week of the school term. Each section includes a comprehension quiz and three fun and engaging activities for students, with space to fill out answers, draft essays and letters and draw pictures. A Literature Unit: How to Train Your Dragon covers almost all of the aspects of Language, Literature and Literacy strands from the Australian Curriculum: English for Years 4-6.

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