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  1. The How and Wow of Teaching: Quick Ideas for Mastering Any Classroom Situation Effectively, Efficiently, and Enthusiastically

    This remarkable book shows you how you can do almost everything better and add some WOW to all learning areas. Based on extensive classroom practice, The How and Wow of Teaching is full of simple ideas for improving classroom instruction in reading, writing and maths, as well as for building life skills and social-emotional learning. Throughout the book, simple steps for instruction are explained, along with suggestions for fun-filled activities and games. Practical and hands-on, the book offers tricks, techniques and original ideas for excellent classroom instruction in all learning areas. The How and Wow of Teaching is ideal for new and experienced teachers who want to use the WOW factor to remain motivated as they enrich the classroom learning experience for students.

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    A$34.95
  2. Teaching Literature Rhetorically: Transferable Literacy Skills for 21st Century Students

    Teaching Literature Rhetorically offers readers writing prompts, readings, discussion questions, graphic organisers, as well as examples of student work and activities for helping students to understand key rhetorical concepts. As Jennifer writes in her introduction “rhetorical thinking promotes the transfer of learning — the single most important goal we can have as teachers if we hope to have a positive impact on our students’ lives.” By teaching literature rhetorically, we prepare students to be adaptive thinkers and communicators who can transfer their learning to new tasks and settings. This book explores rhetorical approaches to novels, short stories, poetry, drama, and multicultural and young adult literature that empower ALL students to read and write across the diverse contexts of today and tomorrow.

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    A$54.95
  3. From Curiosity to Deep Learning: Personal Digital Inquiry in Grades K-5

    From Curiosity to Deep Learning: Personal Digital Inquiry in Grades K-5 reveals the powerful learning that results when you integrate purposeful technology into a classroom culture that values curiosity and deep learning. The centrepiece of this practical guide is Personal Digital Inquiry (PDI), a framework developed by author Julie Coiro and implemented in classrooms by her co-authors, Elizabeth Dobler and Karen Pelekis. Clear, detailed examples offer ideas for K-5 teachers and school librarians to support their teaching.

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    A$49.95
  4. Why Write in Math Class? K-5

    Focusing on five types of writing in maths (exploratory, explanatory, argumentative, creative and reflective), Why Write in Math Class? offers a variety of ways to integrate writing into your mathematics instruction. The ideas in this book will help you make connections to what you already know about the teaching of writing within literacy instruction and build on what you’ve learned about the development of classroom communities that support maths talk.

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    A$39.95
  5. Super Spellers Starter Sets

    Because spelling is for reading, it is important to teach spelling, not merely assign it. With Super Spellers Starter Sets, you have everything you need to bring to life the wisdom of Super Spellers: Seven Steps to Transforming Your Spelling Instruction.

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    A$49.95
  6. Powerful Book Introductions: Leading with Meaning for Deeper Thinking

    Effective book introductions during guided reading set the stage for young readers to navigate new texts independently and successfully and often shape the outcome of small-group lessons. Many teachers grapple with what introductions might address, what to include, and how to conduct them.  

    In Powerful Book Introductions literacy leaders Kathleen Fay, Chrisie Moritz, and Suzanne Whaley speak to these concerns by taking a close look at the purposeful planning that goes into preparing for this small but vital part of today’s guided reading lessons. 

    Through relatable classroom examples and the wisdom of their shared teaching experiences, the authors show you how to: 

    • select texts for your small-group lessons specifically based on your students’ needs; 
    • amplify meaning-making from the first moments of your guided reading book introductions and maintain this emphasis through discussion; 
    • introduce visual and structural information as a way to support your readers in meaning-making. 
    No matter where you are in your understanding of guided reading, Powerful Book Introductions will help you as you learn to craft student-centered, meaning-driven book introductions that prepare your readers for success.

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    A$39.95
  7. Beat Boredom: Engaging Tuned-Out Teenagers

    Are your students bored in class? According to research, a majority of American high school students report being bored in class and fewer than 5% claimed that they were rarely bored during a typical day in school. 

    Former journalist and veteran teacher Martha Rush decided this would not do for her Minnesota students. Moving beyond asking open-ended questions and making connections to their own lives, Martha began to engage her government, journalism, and economics classes in meaty discussions, competitions, simulations, and authentic work, like running a newspaper or starting a business. 

    Building on her survey of more than 800 high school graduates, she offers up strategies in all subject areas for active engagement, moving way beyond traditional passive memorization of information. She describes how to create innovative experiences in your classroom, and shares her own lessons and her students’ work. Beat Boredom will help you join the ranks of teachers who have challenged the status quo and found ways to motivate even the most reluctant learners.

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    A$32.95
  8. Activate: Deeper Learning Through Movement, Talk, and Flexible Classrooms

    Discover what happens when your students step out of their daily routines and activate their engagement. Author Katherine Mills Hernandez argues that movement, talk, and the physical environment of the classroom all contribute and influence students’ learning. The ideas in Activate will help you create a classroom optimized for deeper engagement and lasting learning.

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    A$29.95
  9. No More "How Long Does It Have to Be?": Fostering Independent Writers in Grades 3-8

    In this eagerly awaited sequel to No More “I’m Done!”, Year 3-8 teachers will find the inspiration and tools to shift from a teacher-directed writing program to a student-propelled workshop model.

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    A$34.95
  10. Start Seeing and Serving Underserved Gifted Students: 50 Strategies for Equity and Excellence

    The underrepresentation of students from historically marginalised populations - including English language learners, twice-exceptional students, culturally and linguistically diverse students, and economically disadvantaged students - in our gifted programs and services continues to be a critical issue in education. This reader-friendly guide meets that need, promoting equity in gifted education by providing teachers with a variety of flexible tools to nurture the academic and affective growth of their gifted students from traditionally underserved populations. Over fifty strategies are outlined within five chapters addressing how teachers can see, understand, teach, challenge and advocate for their underserved gifted learners in all content areas.

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    A$39.95

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