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  1. 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
  2. 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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    A$29.95
  3. This book is not about drama… it’s about new ways to inspire students

    This book is not about drama... offers a comprehensive approach to using role play and discussion to build language experiences that are meaningful for learners. It explores issues around storytelling, writing and imagination and shows teachers how to be effective observers and support the deeper meaning that comes from working inside and outside the text. This authoritative resource is full of simple strategies and texts that have been chosen for their ability to engage students, get them out of chairs and let them learn actively and socially. The strategies begin with simple games and evolve into more complex learning opportunities. This remarkable book shows teachers how to inspire students to experience, reflect on and express their ideas and feelings with confidence.

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    A$29.95
  4. Dramathemes, Fourth Edition: Classroom Literacy that Will Excite, Surprise, and Stimulate Learning

    Dramathemes shows teachers simple, engaging strategies for exploring literacy in new, innovative ways. Literacy sources are at the root of this amazing book that draws on picture books, novels, poetry, scripts and photographs as sources for effective classroom instruction. Compelling strategies throughout Dramathemes are designed to enrich interactive possibilities amongst learners in the English classroom. By reading, writing and talking both in role and out of role, students can develop and creatively share their responses, their stories, and their ideas. In this totally revised fourth edition, Larry Swartz digs deeply into the riches of the past three editions and considers the experiences of English teachers who have used all versions of the book for almost three decades.

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    A$34.95
  5. The Power of Scriptwriting! Teaching Essential Writing Skills Through Podcasts, Graphic Novels, Movies, and More

    This dynamic resource offers teachers a new way to energize the teaching of writing while also meeting key learning standards. The author draws on his unique background in education and media to provide this all-in-one resource to help teachers use the versatility of scriptwriting to motivate students and support literacy skills across the disciplines. Each chapter covers a different medium, outlining the writing skills required, and providing practical tips, sample projects, standards alignment, and strategies for differentiated instruction.

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    A$34.95
  6. Maths in the Real World of Design and Art: Geometry, Measurements and Projections

    Maths in the Real World of Design and Art shows students how geometry, measurements and projections work together to create all the unique patterns and designs around us. Lessons in this book cover angles and triangles, polygons and circles, patterns, symmetry, shapes and length, perimeter, area and three-dimensional shapes. Students learn how these geometric principles can be used together to create buildings, products and artwork. Students will incorporate geometric concepts and measuring skills to create a model Geo-Lab, a laboratory used to further the study of mathematics. This revised edition includes a table of related Australian Curriculum: Mathematics content descriptions for Years 5-8, helping teachers to plan curriculum-aligned lessons incorporating lessons from this book.

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    A$27.45
  7. Interactive Whiteboards in the Primary Classroom

    After years of helping others teach with a variety of interactive whiteboards (IWBs), Tony DeMonte found that, without a doubt, whiteboards can increase student engagement and motivation. But too often he encountered teachers who were unsure of how best to incorporate their IWBs in teaching and who ended up using them as glorified chalkboards, or worse, not at all. DeMonte wrote this book to help those educators grasp the full potential of this powerful tool. No matter what kind of IWB you have, interactive projector included, you will benefit from DeMonte’s classroom-tested insight and advice.

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    A$19.95
  8. The Thinking School: Implementing Thinking Skills Across the School

    Thinking tools are the strategies or scaffolding through which students can access the curriculum. They are devices that have been developed specifically to improve children's thinking by: Creating a visual focus on an issue that needs to be resolved; Offering immediate feedback through seeing their ideas on paper; Seeing the big picture; Making new connections; Analysing complex situations; Developing new critical thinking skills; and Creating new ideas and products. In this exciting new resource, Ralph Pirozzo offers teachers an introduction to the world of thinking tools, covering a range of devices for different tasks and guiding teachers as how to choose the most appropriate tool for each situation.

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    A$39.95
  9. Battling Boredom: 99 Strategies to Spark Student Engagement

    Drive boredom out of your classroom - and keep it out - with the student engagement strategies in this book. You'll learn how to gain and sustain the attention of your students from the moment the bell rings. Perfect for teachers of all subjects and year levels, these activities go head-to-head with student boredom and disengagement, resulting in class time that's more efficient, more educational and loads more fun! Content includes: Strategies to Begin a Lesson; Strategies to End a Lesson; Strategies for Solo/Independent Work; Strategies for the Whole Group.

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    A$32.95
  10. Digital Shapeshifter: Classroom Document Camera

    Few technologies have spread to classrooms as quickly and pervasively as the document camera. Rapidly and single-handedly, this device has forced antiquated overhead projectors into back room cupboards and surplus sales. In addition, few technologies are this easy to use. Still, few educators employ the true power, flexibility and potential of this richly visual tool for powerfully and creatively transforming classroom instruction ... until now. This book is your all-you-need resource to getting the best out of this exciting new leap in classroom technology.

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    A$42.95
  11. Challenging Minds: Enrichment for Able Adolescents

    Would you like your students to be so enthusiastic about the tasks you set that they ask for more? Are you looking for teaching materials containing mind-stretching activities that are interdisciplinary, empower students, encourage independence and do all this with good-humoured grace? Challenging Minds is a collection of mind stretching challenges for able adolescents that offers all these things. Each of the fourteen activities involves the highest levels of thinking in Bloom's Revised Taxonomy: Analysing, Creating and/or Evaluating. Challenging Minds is the perfect enrichment course for able and advanced students, exposing them to cross-curricular, context-based activities. It's an ideal way to engage and stimulate your gifted students!

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    A$39.95
  12. Humane Teaching (US Version)

    This user-friendly book answers all these questions. It helps you understand the environmental, psychological and physiological factors that make students pay attention to, think about and remember new information. Drawing from the scientific proven premise that students cannot take in new information if they are bored, distracted or uncomfortable, the authors offer nine practical strategies to get your class to engage with the content.

     

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    A$17.95

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