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  1. The Road to Independent Reading and Writing

    Packed with classroom-tested, highly effective strategies, The road to independent reading and writing helps teachers transform young students into independent readers and writers. This essential resource helps teachers break key literacy concepts and skills into manageable, teachable pieces. It also provides flexible differentiation tips and strategies to meet the needs of all learners.

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    A$54.95
  2. Balanced Literacy: Through Cooperative Learning & Active Engagement, Foundation

    What do you get when you put the best literacy content together with the best instruction available? Highly motivated and literate students. Primary teachers and literacy coaches have pooled their experience to bring you these tremendously comprehensive guides covering the five national literacy standards: comprehension, word study, fluency, writing and vocabulary. But unlike any other literacy program, it delivers the literacy skills with the cooperative learning and active engagement thrills. Your students will use Turn toss to practice spelling, Quiz-Quiz-Trade to master antonyms and Centrepiece to make their writing more descriptive. These giant resources are brimming with activities, lessons, resources and blacklines making it easy to implement a highly engaging literacy program. Use it as a complete balanced literacy program or pick and choose activities to infuse engagement into your current English program.

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    A$50.00
  3. Why Do I Have to Read This?: Literacy Strategies to Engage Our Most Reluctant Students

    ‘Why do I have to read this?’ What teacher doesn’t dread this question? It usually comes from our most disengaged students like the class clown or the student who struggles to read and write at grade level. When we don’t know what else to try, its easy to become frustrated. But take heart! Author Cris Tovani has spent her career figuring out how to entice challenging students back into the process of learning. In Why do I have to read this? she shares her best secrets, lessons learned from big fails and her most effective literacy and planning strategies that hook these hard-to-get learners.

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    A$44.95
  4. Cooperative Learning for English, Book 1

    Do you want your English classes to bustle with engagement? Do you want your students to be active, ask and answer questions, explore literature at a deeper level and quiz each other on vocabulary? Here’s your solution. In this two-book series, you will find powerful cooperative learning strategies to make your secondary English curriculum come alive.

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    A$42.00
  5. Quiz-Quiz-Trade: Grammar

    Memorising important information and concepts has never been so fun! This book is loaded with card sets on a variety of topics including apostrophes, capitalisation, contractions, fragments and run on sentences, homophones, parts of speech, subject and predicate, suffixes, verb tense, and subject and verb agreement.

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    A$35.00
  6. Reading and Writing Strategies for the Secondary Social Studies Classroom in a PLC at Work®: Every Teacher is a Literacy Teacher Series

    With Reading and writing strategies for the secondary social studies classroom in a PLC at Work, grades 6–12 teachers will equip their students with the literary support they need to think, read and write like social studies experts. This book emphasises the importance that the Professional Learning Community (PLC) at Work process has in supporting learners who struggle with literacy and in enriching learning for those who demonstrate proficiency. The series editors and authors provide practical literacy-based strategies specifically designed for social studies instruction. By restoring a focus on literacy as the centrepiece of the secondary social studies classroom, teachers will prepare all students for their future beyond school.

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    A$44.95
  7. Cooperative Learning & Grammar, Grades 3-5

    Grammar activities galore! But these aren’t just any run-of-the mill grammar worksheets. They’re based on favourite Kagan Structures to make grammar an engaging process. Students play Showdown to master verb usage. Students play Quiz-Quiz-Trade to memorise contractions. Students Find Someone Who can fix a punctuation problem. You’ll find over 100 ready-to-use grammar blacklines covering all the grammar essentials including antonyms, synonyms, homophones, parts of speech, plurals, possessives, prefixes, suffixes, root words, contractions, capital letters, commas, punctuation, quotation marks, subjects, predicates, clauses, complete sentences, sentence types, and more!

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    A$45.00
  8. Better Reading Now: 50 Ready-to-use Teaching Strategies to Engage Students, Deepen Comprehension, and Nurture a Love of Reading

    Better reading now is full of quick and easy-to-use strategies that promote a deeper understanding of reading. Based on extensive classroom experience, Better reading now offers: ready-to-use strategies that promote a love of reading; innovative ways to use the best children’s books in classrooms to engage students in new ways; a spotlight on instruction that ignites a passion for children’s literature; concrete ways to balance great books that matter with quality screen time; authentic, practical strategies that meet student needs and curriculum expectations; and lists of suggested books to use with specific activities. The practical classroom strategies in this handy resource will show you how to help students make sense of what they read as they build skills and deepen comprehension.

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    A$34.95
  9. Cultivating Writers: Elevate Your Writing Instruction Beyond the Skills to Ignite the Will

    Cultivating writers shows teachers how to take writing instruction beyond the skills to ignite the will to write among Years 3–8 students. Based on extensive classroom experience, this book shares strategies that help students tap into their own life experiences, model the habits of a writer and make use of the tools of the trade. 

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    A$34.95
  10. Novel Engineering, K–8: An Integrated Approach to Engineering and Literacy

    Novel engineering, K–8 shows how your students can work through engineering design challenges inspired by a broad range of literature – novels and short stories, biographies and histories, or even picture books. By way of introduction, the book offers clear conceptual background and practical advice on how the approach works: Your students pull information from literature to identify a problem. Then, using details from the story or text, they go through an engineering design process to develop functional solutions for their ‘clients’ – the book’s characters. To support your efforts and bring the concept to life, the book gives you five in-depth case studies featuring the use of novels, a biography and a nonfiction historical text.

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    A$49.95
  11. The Literacy Workshop: Where Reading and Writing Converge

    The literacy workshop is a first-of-its-kind resource that offers a practical process for creating an integrated literacy workshop using demonstration lessons that align with current curriculum standards. By weaving together the common threads of literacy learning, you can increase the time your students spend engaged in authentic reading and writing.

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    A$54.95
  12. Hands Down, Speak Out: Listening and Talking Across Literacy and Math, K–5

    Math coach Kassia Omohundro Wedekind and literacy coach Christy Hermann Thompson have spent years comparing notes on how to build effective classroom communities across the content areas. How, they wondered, can we lay the groundwork for classroom conversations that are less teacher-directed and more conducive to student-to-student dialogue? Their answers start with Hands-Down Conversations, an innovative discourse structure in which students’ ideas and voices take the lead while teachers focus on listening and facilitating.

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    A$49.95

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