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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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    A$24.95
  2. 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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    A$35.95
  3. 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
  4. 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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    A$32.95
  5. 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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    A$25.95
  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Print, Cut and Fold: Creative Technology Projects for Foundation-Year 2 (Revised Edition)

    This revised Australian edition has been updated to include Australian Curriculum content descriptions for five subject areas - English, Humanities and Social Sciences, Mathematics and Science - ensuring your instruction will be curriculum-aligned and meaningful. Using Microsoft PowerPoint to create unique graphic organisers, study aides and desktop publications, the step-by-step lesson plans in Print, Cut and Fold allow you to integrate technology into your F-2 curriculum with ease and style. Skills students learn will remain useful to them moving through their schooling, and the activities they complete will help them to build strong cross-curricular knowledge.

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    A$49.95
  11. Create It with Kidspiration 3

    We know that all students learn differently, and many require content to be presented visually in order to retain it. Kidspiration is ideal for these learners, as it allows primary educators to teach literacy, numeracy and thinking skills using proven visual thinking methodologies. The program's dynamic tools and features can be used to design fun activities to engage all students.This revised Australian edition shows teachers how to use Kidspiration 3 to its full potential. The 44 sample activities span the four core Australian curriculum learning areas - Mathematics, English, Science and Humanities and Social Sciences - with instructions for effective implementation in both a computer lab and a single-computer classroom.

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    A$39.95
  12. Differentiating The Curriculum: Supporting Teachers to Thrive in Mixed-Ability Classrooms

    In mixed-ability classrooms, it is inevitable that students will have different learning styles, backgrounds, prior knowledge, experience and willingness to learn. While teachers may be unable to change the content prescribed by their school, they have an enormous amount of control in the way they assign this content to their students. These include: Ability Grouping; Cooperative Learning Teams; Learning Contracts; Learning Centres; Multi-age Grouping; and Individual Learning Plans.

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