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  1. Layers of Learning: Using Read-Alouds to Connect Literacy and Caring Conversations

    Layers of learning explores read-aloud strategies designed to enhance your reading and writing standards by capitalising on the way literature can impact caring communities. With over 200 picture-book suggestions, author JoEllen McCarthy introduces the Heartprint Framework, which demonstrates how you can layer literacy and life lessons throughout your day using multiple connections across learning.

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    A$44.95
  2. Writing, Redefined: Broadening Our Ideas of What It Means to Compose

    Writing, redefined gives teachers the power to change what ‘counts’ as writing in schools and classrooms, opening the doorway to students who may not consider themselves to be writers, but should and can. Shawna Coppola offers alternative, engaging writing assignments that are visual, aural and multimodal that will involve all students.

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    A$34.95
  3. Reading and Writing Instruction for Fourth- and Fifth-Grade Classrooms in a PLC at Work®: Every Teacher is a Literacy Teacher Series

    With Reading and writing instruction for fourth- and fifth-grade classrooms in a PLC at Work®, Year 4 and 5 teachers will equip their students with the foundational literacy skills they will need throughout their lives.

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    A$54.95
  4. Reading and Writing Instruction for Second- and Third-Grade Classrooms in a PLC at Work®: Every Teacher is a Literacy Teacher Series

    With Reading and writing instruction for second- and third-grade classrooms in a PLC at Work®, Year 2 and 3 teachers will equip their students with the foundational literacy skills they will need throughout their lives.

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  5. Reading and Writing Instruction for Pre-K Through First-Grade Classrooms in a PLC at Work®: Every Teacher is a Literacy Teacher Series

    With Reading and writing instruction for pre-K through first-grade classrooms in a PLC at Work®, teachers will equip their students with the foundational literacy skills they will need throughout their lives.

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  6. 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 is dedicated to the history of the medium and runs from the earliest days of comic books through the growing popularity of graphic novels. It includes profiles of early creators and the significance of certain moments throughout history that chart the evolution of graphic literature. Chapters 2-8 focus on different genres and include an analysis and lessons for 1-2 different novels, creator profiles, assignments, ways to incorporate different media in connection with each book, chapter summaries, discussion questions and essay topics. Chapter 9 allows students to create their own graphic novel, with guidance.

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  7. The Literature Toolbox: An English Teacher's Handbook

    ‘The study of English introduces a student to other voices and other lives … and in doing so, helps them find their own voice.’ Whether you are planning to study a new text, looking for a fresh approach to teach an old favourite or simply seeking strategies to provide more variety in your teaching, this is an invaluable guide for all English teachers. The literature toolbox features over fifty activities for exploring text. Easy to implement and rigorously road-tested in real classrooms, these practical strategies foster engagement, deepen inquiry, and model fluent and sophisticated essay writing.

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    A$29.95
  8. I'm Listening: How Teacher-Student Relationships Improve Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening

    I’m listening: How teacher-student relationships improve reading, writing, speaking, and listening debunks the misconception that a teacher can’t offer grades 6-12 students both academic rigour and emotional support. While sharing activities grounded in social-emotional research, author Beth Pandolpho reveals how listening to students’ voices enables them to practice crucial literacy skills and simultaneously build positive, trust-based teacher-student relationships. She guides readers as they foster an environment that is personally welcoming and educationally ambitious. Creating such a caring, engaging classroom provides students the support they need to develop social-emotional skills and to persevere through difficult and demanding coursework.

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  9. Building Basic Vocabulary: Tracking My Progress

    Direct vocabulary instruction is crucial for student success. In this resource, students learn and practice Robert J Marzano’s 2845 basic (or tier one) vocabulary terms and 2889 challenge (or tier two) terms. Students can often infer the general meaning of a term by examining other terms related to it. Here, the terms are presented in 420 semantic clusters to facilitate connections between new terms and those that students already know. Using this resource, students can determine which words they know well, which words they recognise but don’t know, and which words are new to them. As students move through the clusters, journaling their learning and tracking their progress, they will experience the satisfaction of acquiring new knowledge and enhancing what they already know.

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  10. Teaching Basic, Advanced, and Academic Vocabulary: A Comprehensive Framework for Elementary Instruction

    Organising terms into semantic clusters and subject areas, Dr Robert J Marzano creates a powerful and unique framework to ensure students develop a strong foundation for literacy development and academic achievement.

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  11. Breathe, Stretch, Write: Learning to Write With Everything You've Got

    The creative exercises in this innovative book use simple movements and yoga principles to boost children’s creativity as they write and play with words and ideas. Designed to spark imagination and enhance creativity, the guided exercises and fun-filled suggestions in this remarkable book integrate elements of writing with body awareness and physical fitness to create a safe and joyful learning experience. The book is based on workshops the author has led for more than twenty years: workshops that focus on exercises and creative prompts that integrate mind, body and spirit. This friendly guide has evolved from the author’s own experience as a writer and teacher who marvelled at how yoga and movement affected the flow of her creative work and the clarity of her writing.

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  12. 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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