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Powerful Thinking, Powerful Writing Book 1 Years 3-5

Deeper thinking leading to higher quality writing

Powerful Thinking, Powerful Writing has the potential to transform teaching practice across the learning programme and, in the process, achieve a phenomenal advance in the standard of students' thinking and writing. Each book offers nine thinking and writing contexts, covering a range of learning areas. Within each context, students develop a deep and careful thinking strategy for a particular thinking skill before being guided through a step-by-step process to help them transform their powerful thinking into even more powerful writing. This is the series you are looking for to build a culture of inquiry in your classroom to empower, engage and excite your learners.

Ages: 7-10 | Pages: 68 | Code: 5679 | ISBN: 9781927190517

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Bek Galloway

An experienced teacher who has held a range of leadership positions, Bek Galloway now also works as a part-time educational consultant. Her major focus is to build powerful thinking and inquiring classrooms that engage students and prepare them for their future – not our past. She has presented at numerous national and international conferences, as well as running workshops on literacy, thinking and questioning, ICT and other subjects directly relevant to 21st century learning. Her awards include Haben’s Prize for Excellence in Education, University of Canterbury, in 1995 and the National Excellence in Teaching (NEiTA) Regional Award in 2010


Foreword by Robert Swartz3
Why write – and use – this series?6
General format8
Thinking lesson plan8
Writing task9
Ship shape! Compare and contrast12
Powerful thinking lesson plan12
Powerful writing task16
"Staying alive!" Parts–whole19
Powerful thinking lesson plan19
Powerful writing task23
Chicken Little: Causes25
Powerful thinking lesson plan25
Powerful writing task29
Dotty inventions: Ranking31
Powerful thinking lesson plan31
Powerful writing task35
You beauty! Predicting37
Powerful thinking lesson plan37
Powerful writing task41
Earth's resources: Evaluating consequences43
Powerful thinking lesson plan43
Powerful writing task48
BuilDiNg An EcO-HuT: Making decisions51
Powerful thinking lesson plan51
Powerful writing task55
Lester and Clyde: Solving problems58
Powerful thinking lesson plan58
Powerful writing task62
Rubbish is music to my ears: Generating ideas65
Powerful thinking lesson plan65
Powerful writing task69