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  1. Teaching Words and How They Work: Small Changes for Big Vocabulary Results

    Research shows that vocabulary is the best support for students’ comprehension of narrative and information texts. Often, vocabulary instruction focuses on a few target words in specific texts. However, to understand the many new words in complex texts students need to know how words work. This book, written by an award-winning authority on reading instruction, shows teachers how to make small changes to teach more words and also how words work. Many of these small changes involve enrichments to existing vocabulary practices, such as word walls and conversations with students. Each chapter includes descriptions of teachers’ implementation of small changes to support big gains in students’ vocabulary. This book offers practical steps that F-8 teachers can use in any reading program.

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    A$39.95
  2. The FIVES Strategy for Reading Comprehension
    To reach full comprehension of content and meet curriculum expectations, learners need to go far beyond just reading the words. They must deepen their understanding by asking questions about information, phenomena or ideas they encounter. They need strong reading, writing, language and literacy skills, but they also have to be able to listen, view and visually represent complex concepts about authentic texts and real-world issues. Mary Shea and Nancy Roberts, authors of The FIVES Strategy for Reading Comprehension, walk educators through helping students develop these critical skills. Learn More
    A$35.95
  3. Accelerating Literacy for Diverse Learners: Classroom Strategies That Integrate Social/Emotional Engagement and Academic Achievement, K-8, 2nd Edition

    Research indicates that the culturally responsive teaching strategies outlined in this book accelerate literacy, language development, and academic growth for students in grades K–8, particularly for English language learners. Completely revised and updated, this bestselling resource speaks to the social-emotional needs of learners and helps teachers support each child’s development of a positive self-concept. The authors present best practices, aligned with reading and content standards, and tools for developing academic talk and instructional conversations in the classroom. Special emphasis is placed on using student culture and language as a means for promoting meaningful relationships among communities of learners. The text includes tips for using the strategies for parental involvement, gathering knowledge of the student's background, and promoting social-emotional learning. A companion website provides new video of the strategies being used in classrooms.

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    A$42.95
  4. Fiction and Nonfiction: Language Arts Units for Gifted Students in Grade 4

    In Fiction and Nonfiction: Language Arts Units for Gifted Students in Grade 4, students will read an analyse short stories and write their own short story in the fiction unit. In the nonfiction unit, students will study nonfiction (and creative nonfiction) texts to examine how writers use many of the same devices to tell nonfiction stories. Students will read a variety of texts and will write their own memoirs. These units focus on critical literacy skills, including reading diverse content, understanding texts as reflections of culture, and finding bias in fiction and nonfiction.

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    A$42.95
  5. Promises Fulfilled: A Leader’s Guide for Supporting English Learners

    In Promises Fulfilled: A Leader's Guide for Supporting English Learners, authors Margarita Espino Calderón and Shawn Slakk with contributor Hector Montenegro share research-based strategies PreK - 12 administrators, school leaders, and teachers can implement across subject areas to effectively identify and instruct ELs.

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    A$39.95
  6. Literacy Strategies for English Learners in Core Content Secondary Classrooms

    Motivate English learners to boost proficiency with confidence. This book focuses on instructional strategies that integrate language, literacy, and content across all subject areas in secondary education. Presenting instructional methods within the framework of the Common Core and other state standards, the authors demonstrate how rigorous instruction can help amplify student' self-worth and promote more significant learning to ensure all students thrive.

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    A$41.25
  7. The Vocabulary Book, Second Edition: Learning and Instruction

    This expanded edition of the bestselling teaching resource incorporates the newest research in vocabulary learning and instruction into a complete and balanced program for all F-12 students, from those who struggle to those who excel. Literacy expert Michael Graves presents a four-pronged vocabulary program that he has developed and honed for over 30 years. The text includes theory, research-based strategies, vocabulary interventions, classroom examples, advice for working with English as an Additional Language or Dialect learners, discussion of next-generation standards and more. This book will appeal to reading and subject-area teachers, teacher educators and school, regional and state leaders.

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    A$35.95
  8. Let's Talk: Managing One-on-One, Peer and Small-Group Conferences

    Let's Talk is packed with real classroom examples and stories to help educators make conferences more manageable and meaningful. Organised by types of conferences, Let's Talk distinguishes between teacher-student talk - which covers one-on-one, small-group and whole-class conferences - and student-student talk - which includes one-on-one and group peer conferences. In addition to addressing the challenges and needs of teachers, coaches, principals and staff developers in the primary year levels, Mark Overmeyer also focuses on how to work with English language learners.

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    A$27.95
  9. What Every Secondary School Teacher Needs to Know About Reading Tests (From Someone Who Has Written Them)

    What Every Secondary School Teacher Needs to Know About Reading Tests (From Someone Who Has Written Them) Offers extensive, practical strategies to help students perform well on tests. This ready-to-use, easy-to-understand resource provides a wealth of information about reading tests, including high-quality preparation materials, samples of the most frequently assessed types of reading standards and engaging core-reading activities. This book provides a wealth of resources that can be incorporated into a teacher's everyday reading work, including vocabulary development, literary techniques, interpretation, comprehension and more.

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    A$39.95
  10. What Every Primary Teacher Needs to Know About Reading Tests (From Someone Who Has Written Them)

    In What Every Primary Teacher Needs to Know About Reading Tests, Fuhrken takes the mystery out of reading tests, explaining how reading tests are created, how standards are interpreted and assessed, and how students can apply their knowledge of reading to standardised tests. This book sets the record straight about the myths and realities of tests and offers extensive, practical strategies that help students perform well on test day. This ready-to-use, easy-to-understand resource provides a wealth of information about reading tests, including high-quality preparation materials, samples of the most frequently assessed types of reading standards and more than thirty engaging core-reading activities.

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    A$39.95
  11. Making Nonfiction from Scratch

    Do you have students whose nonfiction writing is formulaic, devoid of energy and voice? Skilled nonfiction writers draw on strategies, techniques and craft found in other genres: poetry, comedy, even mystery. Without those elements, nonfiction would be dry and dull. In Making Nonfiction from Scratch, professional development and children's book author Ralph Fletcher offers a candid critique of how nonfiction writing is often taught in schools and gives teachers the inspiration and strategies they need to help their students write authentic nonfiction. Ralph emphasises the power of choice, mentor texts and nonfiction read-alouds in making nonfiction an everyday part of classrooms.

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    A$29.95
  12. ASCD Arias Publication: The Power of Extreme Writing

    Are your students excited about writing? Do you want them to be? The traditional five-step writing process never explicitly teaches students to be fluent in their writing - to be able to write quickly on any topic. Extreme Writing targets precisely that with focused, daily writing sessions that provide students with consistent, long-term engagement. It is designed to appeal to students in Years 4-8, and - best of all - the approach involves little extra work for you. In The Power of Extreme Writing, author Diana Cruchley not only outlines the process but also describes what it looks like in the classroom, explain s how to assess student work and highlight more than a dozen unique inspirations that motivate students to write.

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    A$15.00

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