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  1. 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
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  2. Still Learning to Read, Second Edition: Teaching Students in Years 3-6

    The new edition of Still Learning to Read focuses on the needs of students in Years 3-6 in all aspects of reading workshop, including read-aloud, classroom design, digital tools, fiction, nonfiction and close reading. This edition examines current trends in literacy, includes a new section on intentional instructional planning, and provides expanded examples of mini-lessons and routines that promote deeper thinking about learning. It also includes a brand new chapter on scaffolding for reading nonfiction and showcases the authors' latest thinking on close reading and text complexity. Online videos provide glimpses into classrooms, while expanded and updated book lists, digital tools, lesson cycles and sections specifically written for school leaders round out this foundational resource.

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    A$39.95
  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. Graphic Organisers for Writing

    The use of graphic organisers as part of the writing process is important to writing success. In his book, Frames of Mind, Howard Gardner discusses how the use of visuals engages a learner’s multiple intelligences. The US Department of Education reported that students with visible planning in writing score higher on most forms of mandated tests than those who did not plan. Graphic Organisers for Writing is one workbook resource every teacher needs. Here are 60 graphic organisers for writing nonfiction, fiction and integrating explicit elements of good writing. Use the organisers to facilitate excellent writing.

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  6. Graphic Organisers for Reading

    The use of graphic organisers makes it easier for students to comprehend and remember what they read. Scientifically based research shows that using graphic organisers leads to improved students performance on assessments and enhanced critical thinking skills. The US National Reading Panel (2000) cited graphic and semantic organisers as one of the most effective ways to help students improve reading comprehension. Graphic Organisers for Reading is one workbook resource every teacher needs. Here are 60 graphic organisers for fiction and nonfiction, literary elements and genre, and reading in any content area. Use the organisers to reinforce important reading strategies.

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  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Literacy Success for Emergent Bilinguals: Getting It Right in the PreK–2 Classroom
    This practical book will help early childhood teachers (preK-2) understand and respond to the multiple influences (school, home, and societal) that affect emergent bilingual children’s academic achievement. Chapters address incorporating first-language strengths, acquiring a second language, learning to read, building vocabulary, comprehending and thinking with text and language, helping children persevere, and more. Approaches for collaborating with families accompany each chapter. This book is designed to help teachers understand the underlying principles so they can modify, develop, and adjust their practice to be most effective for the emergent bilingual children they teach. It is a valuable resource for developing bilingual programs, teacher preparation, and professional development Learn More
    A$41.95
  10. 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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  11. Teaching English Language Learners Across the Content Areas

    English Language Learners (ELLs) often face the difficult challenge of learning both a new language and new subject matter at the same time. In Teaching English Language Learners Across the Content Areas, Haynes and Zacarian offer strategies, tools and tips that teachers can use to help ELLs at all levels flourish in mainstream classrooms. Real-life examples of lessons from all year levels that have been modified for ELLs in across the content areas show how to effectively put the authors' recommendations into practice. A glossary of important terms is included as well, for those who are new to teaching ELLs.

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    A$32.95
  12. 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

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