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Tuning In with Topics

Author: Andrea Hillbrick
Primary teacher and student resource

The Tuning In with Topics series supports teachers in planning for an inquiry-based approach to teaching and learning. Each book includes reproducible, clearly set out task cards that develop significant understandings about 12 carefully selected topics.

The task cards act as springboards for student’s own investigations and take advantage of their natural curiosity about the world around them. A focus question on each card promotes higher-level thinking and addresses a range of concepts within a number of learning areas.

Tuning In with Topics (Lower primary)

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112 pp
RRP: $39.95
SCIS No: 890850
ISBN: 9781863666558
Teacher resource

Tuning In with Topics (Lower primary) features key questions such as: How can we be a water-wise school? What do our senses do? What is an edible garden? What is unique about marine life? and What are the rewards of being a buddy?

Tuning In with Topics (Middle primary)

Tuning In with Topics (Middle primary)

112 pp
RRP: $39.95
SCIS No: 1314083
ISBN: 9781863666565
Teacher resource

Tuning In with Topics (Middle primary) features key questions such as: How have satellites changed the way we live? What do we mean by brain power? Why do rainforests exist? and How is electricity made, used and conserved?

Tuning In with Topics (Upper primary)

Tuning In with Topics (Upper primary)

112 pp
RRP: $39.95
SCIS No: 1314084
ISBN: 9781863666572
Teacher resource

Tuning In with Topics (Upper primary) features key questions such as: When does a sport become extreme? How do governments resolve issues? What are the costs of natural disasters? and How do robotics change the way we live?

Reclaiming Reluctant Writers: How to encourage students to face their fears and master the essential traits of good writing

Reclaiming Reluctant Writers: How to encourage students to face their fears and master the essential traits of good writing

144 pp
Author: Kellie Buis
RRP: $49.95
SCIS No. 1332957
ISBN: 9781551382203
Teacher resource: Years 3–9

Reclaiming Reluctant Writers explores the myths and realities of writing and shows how to give struggling students the knowledge, understanding and confidence to write willingly and well.

This insightful book helps you take an honest, deep look at the needs of your students so you can give them the support they need when they need it. It is a practical guide, featuring classroom-tested activities that take students from isolated skills to a deep and rich understanding of the form and function of language.

Differentiation: From planning to practice, Years 6–12

Differentiation: From planning to practice, Years 6-12

256 pp
Author: Rick Wormeli
RRP: $49.95
SCIS No: 1332865
ISBN: 9781571107084
Teacher resource

In this practical and accessible book, Rick Wormeli walks middle-level teachers through a differentiated lesson from start to finish, detailing the steps to take before, during and after to deepen connections for students. At each stage, Rick offers time-tested strategies and reflective advice about reaching a wide range of learners within the same classroom.

Schoolyard-Enhanced Learning: Using the outdoors as an instructional tool, K–8

Schoolyard-Enhanced Learning: Using the outdoors as an instructional tool, K-8

166 pp
Author: Herbert W. Broda
RRP: $45.00
SCIS No: 1332880
ISBN: 9781571107299
Professional resource

Schoolyard-Enhanced Learning shows how the school grounds – regardless of whether your school is in an urban, suburban or rural setting – can become an enriching extension of the classroom. This comprehensive handbook blends theory and practice, providing readers with practical suggestions and teacher-tested activities for using the most powerful audiovisual tool available – the outdoors.