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Literacy Learning Goals sets out a programme to develop the writing knowledge and skills of each student, linked to their particular working level. It differentiates learning through learning goal sheets that students progress through in a personalised (not linear!) way.
Number Knowledge provides high quality support for numeracy teaching and learning in the classroom. Each book has been designed to supplement the classroom programme after a concept has been introduced. The visually appealing activities will help engage and motivate students to develop the related number knowledge.
Using SOLO Taxonomy to Think Like a Scientist combines SOLO with current theories on how students learn and effective pedagogies. It shows how to develop curious minds in science by accessing learning through the science capabilities, collaboration, citizenship and community. It provides a strong model for what it takes to build students’ citizen-centric scientific curiosity when working for a social good.
The third book in this highly popular Maths Problem Solving series has just been released. It contains task cards and solution cards that contribute to the development of the ability to solve problems and make decisions based on reasoning in many areas of life. The cards are ideal for independent tasks, teacher-guided activities for students with high ability and those who enjoy a challenge.
Focus on Physics provides an integrated approach so students will gain an in-depth understanding of the nature of light, colour, reflection and energy, as well as becoming familiar with the concepts and terminology of electricity. The differentiated activities present an achievable pathway towards this understanding as students move from the basics to tasks that require ever-greater expertise.
Accelerate Progress with Maths sets out a well-established programme that supports students to advance faster with their number knowledge. Its focus is strongly practical, with many real-life examples. The book shows how to maintain students’ focus during independent activities, making their learning purposeful, meaningful and accountable. It’s time-saving for teachers and encourages students to become excellent self-managers.
For the second year in a row, Invercargill Middle School is a finalist in the Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards. Our congratulations go to deputy principal, teacher and author, Katie Pennicott and the school for this huge accomplishment. The exciting news is we have just released Katie’s maths book in the Accelerate Progress series which sets out a well-established reading and mathematics programme that supports students to advance faster in these core curriculum areas.
The Language of Personal Expression encourages students to express their own thoughts and feelings on a range of topics, from the deeply personal to the broadest global issues. It offers examples of text that include comprehension questions on content, purpose and audience along with activities analysing the written, visual and oral language features of the text.