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  1. SOAR: A Handbook for Closing the Achievement Gap

    Kim Campbell struggled to help disadvantaged students in her school. When a few students began to stop by her room after school for help with their homework, something happened. They showed amazing growth - and the SOAR program found its wings. SOAR is more than just an after-school tutoring program. Its purposeful components help students gain social, cultural and behavioural skills that complement targeted academic skills. This handbook outlines steps and techniques that any teacher, group of teachers or school can follow to replicate the program with their students. It gives plans, tips and specific strategies that will help you design your own program to meet your goals.

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    A$24.95
  2. Uncovering Student Ideas in Science, Volume 1, Second Edition: 25 Formative Assessment Probes

    This second edition of Uncovering Student Ideas in Science, Volume 1, is loaded with classroom-friendly features to pinpoint what your students know (or think they know) so you can adjust your teaching accordingly. At the book's heart are 25 'probes' - easily administered formative assessments will determine your students' thinking on 60 core science concepts in a variety of areas, including light, sound, matter, gravity, heat, temperature, life science, and Earth and space science. The probes are invaluable formative assessment tools to use before you start a topic or unit. Each probe has been field-tested across multiple year levels and can be used at any point in an instructional cycle, and will help you understand what your students are thinking and adjust your instruction accordingly.

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    A$45.95
  3. Problem-Based Learning in the Physical Science Classroom, K-12

    Bring new energy to both your teaching and your physical science students with problem-based learning (PBL). Problem-Based Learning in the Physical Science Classroom, K-12 is an all-in-one guide which PBL shows you how to use scenarios that evoke real-world science in all its messy, thought-provoking glory. The creativity-igniting scenarios lead students to get involved in analysing problems, posing questions and hypotheses and constructing solutions. The 14 developmentally appropriate lessons cover speed, constant motion, acceleration, forces and motion, energy transformation, and electricity and magnetism. In addition to igniting your creativity, you can use this book’s problems and strategies to help your students develop a deeper understanding of science concepts and how to apply them.

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    A$49.95
  4. Eureka! Grade 3-5 Science Activities and Stories

    With Eureka! Grade 3-5 Science Activities and Stories, you’ve found a fresh, versatile way to put a human face on science and engineering! The title evokes Archimedes’ famous cry because the book’s lessons help your students make discoveries about who scientists and engineers are and what they do. Eureka's appeal comes from its engaging lessons, which are built around 24 children’s trade-book biographies of scientists and engineers. Some of there are well known, others are not, but all of their stories will help your students see scientists and engineers not as stereotypes wearing goggles and lab coats, but as real women and men whose work and success stem from their life experiences and characters. Eureka! is a resource you’ll turn to again and again.

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    A$55.95
  5. A Head Start on Life Science: Encouraging a Sense of Wonder

    This book nurtures a lifelog love of science in children – and helps them find joy while doing it. Rather than teaching science facts to 3- to 7-year-olds, you can use the 24 inquiry-based activities in this book to prompt children to make discoveries on their own. A Head Start on Life Science follows up on the popular A Head Start on Science. The new book lets you generate greater interest in life science, offer related learning opportunities, extend beyond the classroom and use the material easily and in a variety of settings. All lessons include lists of learning objectives and required materials, plus relevant background to help you prepare. You can use them in preschools, primary schools, information science settings and home schools.

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    A$35.95
  6. Jacob's Ladder Gifted Reading Comprehension Program, Years F-1, 2nd Edition

    Jacob's Ladder targets reading comprehension skills in high-ability learners by moving students through an inquiry process from basic understanding to critical analyses of text. Students in Years F-1 will learn to comprehend and analyse any reading passage after completing the activities in Jacob's Ladder, Years F-1 (2nd ed.). Using skill ladders connected to short stories (picture books) and poetry, students move from lower-order, concrete thinking skills to higher-order, critical thinking skills. The ladders include multiple skills necessary for academic success, covering common English curricular goals such as sequencing, determining cause and effect, classifying, inferencing and recognising main ideas. The second edition includes new readings and ladders for students to use.

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    A$47.95
  7. Drumming to the Beat of Different Marchers: Finding the Rhythm for Differentiated Learning

    How can teachers best cater for diversity in the classroom? In Drumming to the Beat of Different Marchers, Dr Debbie Silver guides educators looking for new ways to improve their instructional skills to create truly student-centred learning environments.

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    A$24.95
  8. Mentor Texts, Second Edition: Teaching Writing Through Children’s Literature, K-6

    It's been a decade since Lynne Dorfman and Rose Cappelli wrote the first edition of Mentor Texts. The second edition includes brand-new "Your Turn Lessons", built around the gradual release of responsibility model, offering suggestions for demonstrations and shared or guided writing. Reflection is emphasised as a necessary component to understanding why mentor authors chose certain strategies, literacy devices, sentence structures and words. The book is organised around the characteristics of good writing - focus, content, organisation, style and conventions. Rose and Lynne write in a friendly and conversational style, employing numerous anecdotes to help teachers visualise the process and offer strategies that can be immediately implemented in the classroom.

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    A$39.95
  9. Starting Strong: Evidence-Based Early Literacy Practices

    Starting Strong shows teachers how to use four proven instructional approaches to improve their teaching practice in all areas of early literacy. Authors Katrin Blamey and Katherine Beauchat draw on their years of experience and early literacy expertise to guide you in figuring out what to teach and how to find the most instructionally sound method to teach it. With chapters on oral language, vocabulary, phonological awareness, word recognition, comprehension and writing skills, this comprehensive book explains each skill and provides research-based strategies for targeting each area. Starting Strong is an essential resource that any early literacy teacher of coach using a balanced literacy approach can use to build a solid foundation for their students.

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    A$39.95
  10. Maths Work Stations: Independent Learning You Can Count On, F-2

    If you've ever questioned how to make maths stations work, you'll find this photo-filled, idea-packed resource invaluable. In Maths Work Stations you'll find ideas to help children develop conceptual understanding and skills, use maths vocabulary as they talk about their mathematical thinking and connect big ideas to meaningful independent exploration and practice. This book details how to set up, manage and keep maths stations going throughout the year. There's even a chapter developed solely to organising and using maths manipulatives. Charts, reproducible forms and maths work station icons are included to provide everything you'll need to get started with stations in your classroom right away.

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    A$49.95
  11. Preventing Misguided Reading: Next Generation Guided Reading Strategies

    Feeling exhausted after guided reading? Are you working tirelessly while your students aren't even breaking a sweat? Do you ever wonder if other teachers feel the same way you do about guided reading - that it's not working the way you think it should? You are not alone. There seems to be much confusion surrounding guided reading - the term even means something different from school to school. Now you can turn to authors Jan Burkins and Melody Croft to prevent guided reading from going astray in your classroom. Jan and Melody present personal clarifications, adaptations and supports that have helped them work through their own tricky parts as they guide readers. With 27 strategies, you're sure to find the help you need to work through your challenges as you guide groups of readers.

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    A$39.95
  12. Teaching for Deep Comprehension: A Reading Workshop Approach

    Linda Dorn and Carla Soffos describe the process of comprehension as a reflection of the mind - a window into the reader's thoughts. In Teaching for Deep Comprehension they discuss comprehension from a socio-cognitive perspective - specifically, how teachers can use the social context of reading workshop to promote deep comprehension. Linda and Carla mesh complex theories of comprehension with everyday practical examples in such a way as to help teachers develop a better understanding of what it means to comprehend while reading. The book's appendix contains a wealth of reproducible materials, including text maps, graphic organisers, book lists and resource charts.

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    A$39.95

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