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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Using the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts With Gifted and Advanced Learners

    Using the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts With Gifted and Advanced Learners provides teachers and administrators examples and strategies to implement the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) with advanced learners at all stages of development in F-12 schools. Using the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts With Gifted and Advanced Learners describes - and demonstrates with specific examples from the CCSS - what effective differentiated activities in English look like for top learners.

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    A$24.95
  4. A Teacher's Guide to Using the Common Core State Standards With Gifted and Advanced Learners in the English Language Arts

    This book provides a blueprint for differentiating the CCSS for ELA for gifted and advanced students through the use of acceleration, depth, complexity and creativity within and across the year levels. It illustrates the differences between learning experiences for typical and advanced students based on the same standard and provides an array of examples across five of the information text and literary text standards while integrating the other aspects of English teaching and learning. The book highlights implementation features, such as classroom management and assessment of student work, that allow teachers to make data-based decisions about instruction for particular students.

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    A$49.95
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. A Close Look at Close Reading: Teaching Students to Analyze Complex Texts, Grades 6-12

    While middle years and secondary school teachers want and need students to connect with, analyse and learn from both literary and informational texts, many are unsure how to foster the skills students must have in order to develop deep and nuanced understanding of complicated content. Barbara Moss, Diane Lapp, Maria Grant and Kelly Johnson explain how to teach middle years and secondary school to be close readers, how to make close reading a habit of practice across the content areas and why doing so will build content knowledge. Equipping students with the tools and process of close reading sets them on the road to becoming analytical and critical thinkers - and empowered and independent learners. In this comprehensive resource, you'll find everything you need to start their journey.

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    A$42.95
  8. Write Like This: Teaching Real-World Writing Through Modeling and Mentor Texts

    In Write Like This, Gallagher emphasises real-world writing purposes, the kind of writing he wants his students to be doing twenty years from now. Each chapter focuses on a specific discourse: express and reflect, inform and explain, evaluate and judge, inquire and explore, analyse and interpret and take a stand/propose a solution. In teaching these lessons, Kelly provides mentor texts, student writing samples and numerous assignments and strategies proven to elevate student writing. By helping teachers bring effective modelling practices into their classrooms, Write Like This enables students to become better adolescent writers. More important, the practices found in this book will help our students develop the writing skills they will need to become adult writers in the real world.

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    A$39.95
  9. Doing Literary Criticism: Helping Students Engage with Challenging Texts

    One of the greatest challenges for English teachers today is the call to engage student in more complex texts. Tim Gillespie, who has taught in public schools for almost four decades, has found the lenses of literacy criticism a powerful tool for helping students tackle challenging literary texts. Doing Literary Criticism gives each theory its own chapter with a brief, teacher-friendly overview and a history of the approach, along with an in-depth discussion of its benefits and limitations. Each chapter also includes ideas for classroom practices and activities. Using stories from his own English classes Tim provides a wealth of specific classroom-tested suggestions for discussion, essay and research topics, recommended texts, exam questions and more.

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    A$39.95
  10. Assessment in Perspective: Focusing on the Reader Behind the Numbers

    For the past decade, the focus on assessment - particularly via mandated tests - has shifted away from the classroom and left teachers feeling like they are drowning in data. Assessment is, and needs to be again, much more than a number. Assessment in Perspective is about moving beyond the numbers and using assessment to find the stories of our readers. This book helps teachers sort through the myriad of available assessments and use each to understand different facets of their readers. It discusses how to use a range of assessment types - from reading conference notes and student work to running records and state tests - together to uncover the strengths and weaknesses of a reader.

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    A$34.95
  11. Word Nerds: Teaching All Students to Learn and Love Vocabulary

    Word Nerds takes you inside classrooms in a high-poverty urban school and shows how two teachers implement creative, flexible vocabulary instruction that improves students' word knowledge and confidence, enhances classroom community and increases achievement. With support from literacy specialist Brenda Overturf, Montgomery and Smith have developed a five-part plan that teaches all students to learn and love vocabulary. This easy-to-read reference explains how to plan, teach and assess based on the latest research in vocabulary instruction and learning. From prediction to practice to performance, students from all backgrounds can discover how to make words their own. After incorporating this vocabulary plan into your daily instruction, you and your students can become words nerds, too!

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    A$34.95
  12. 59 Reasons to Write: Mini-Lessons, Prompts, and Inspiration for Teachers

    In order to teach writing effectively, teacher must be writers themselves. Only by engaging in the real work of writing can teachers become part of the writing community they dream of creating for their students. Kate Messner's new book, 59 Reasons to Write, shows teachers and librarians who teach writing how to be stronger role models for their students. Throughout the book she offers mini-lessons, writing prompts and bursts of inspiration designed to get you writing every day, whether on your own or as part of a group. Dozens of guest authors also share their writing processes and secrets, from brainstorming ideas and organising research to developing characters and getting unstuck from writer's block.

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    A$39.95

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