• Teaching, Language & Reference
      January 2018

      Close Reading with Paired Texts Secondary

      Engaging Lessons to Improve Comprehension

      by Lori Oczkus, Timothy Rasinski

      Engage students in complex literary strategies as they dive into exploring rich pairs of fiction and nonfiction texts. Written by Lori Oczkus and Timothy Rasinski, this resource brings together two key strategies from the Common Core State Standards: close reading of paired texts. It provides teachers with the opportunity to use close reading strategies, reciprocal teaching, paired fiction/nonfiction texts, text sets, text-dependent questions, and hands-on activities. It includes 12 units across 4 content areas: language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. Key differentiation strategies used in today's classrooms are provided including open-ended tasks and activities strong for multiple intelligences, and each unit includes text-dependent assessment for each text type. Aligned to McREL and Common Core State Standards, this resource prepares students for college and career.

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      January 2018

      Interactive Notetaking for Content-Area Literacy, Levels 3-5

      by Judith Goodman

      Help students build content area literacy through interactive notetaking! This resource provides creative strategies for developing students' interactive notetaking skills across the content areas. Lessons focus on topics including partner work, vocabulary, comprehension, and summarizing to engage students in critical thinking and analysis. This grade-range-specific resource differentiates instruction to support the needs of students at each grade level. Aligned to standards, this essential classroom resource will allow students to practice effective learning strategies, increasing retention and achievement in mathematics, language arts, social studies, and science.

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      January 2018

      Interactive Notetaking for Content-Area Literacy, Levels K-2

      by Judith Goodman

      Help students build content area literacy through interactive notetaking! This resource provides creative strategies for developing students' interactive notetaking skills across the content areas. Lessons focus on topics including partner work, vocabulary, comprehension, and summarizing to engage students in critical thinking and analysis. This grade-range-specific resource differentiates instruction to support the needs of students at each grade level. Aligned to standards, this essential classroom resource will allow students to practice effective learning strategies, increasing retention and achievement in mathematics, language arts, social studies, and science.

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      January 2018

      Interactive Notetaking for Content-Area Literacy, Secondary

      by Judith Goodman

      Help students build content area literacy through interactive notetaking! This resource provides creative strategies for developing students' interactive notetaking skills across the content areas. Lessons focus on topics including partner work, vocabulary, comprehension, and summarizing to engage students in critical thinking and analysis. This grade-range-specific resource differentiates instruction to support the needs of students at each grade level. Aligned to standards, this essential classroom resource will allow students to practice effective learning strategies, increasing retention and achievement in mathematics, language arts, social studies, and science.

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      February 2018

      The Write Thing: Kwame Alexander Engages Students in Writing Workshop

      by Kwame Alexander

      Imagine having a Newbery Medal-winning author in your classroom as an advisor and a friend, providing personal and practical advice on how to teach writing workshop in the modern-day classroom. With The Write Thing, you can do just that! Kwame Alexander is the New York Times-bestselling author of The Crossover. With more than 10 years of experience conducting writing workshops in schools, Alexander shows how to shake up the "traditional" writing workshop and make writing fun again! His magnetic personality, infectious enthusiasm, and love of teaching come through to inspire all students to write. The Write Thing teaches you how to move students step-by-step from ideas, to drafts, to finished works. Not only will you successfully motivate your students to write, you'll take that motivation one step further by providing guidance on how to create student-driven publications of their work. The confidence students will attain when they see their writing authentically published will be off the charts! The book has three parts: Writing, Publishing, and Presenting. The Writing section features Lessons in Action that teach students to produce writing that is worthy of being published. With a focus on poetry, Alexander's writing workshop uniquely meets the needs of reluctant writers. The Publishing section focuses on how to prepare and print digital and physical copies of students' work. The Presenting section provides suggestions to help students confidently present their poetry and other written pieces. Other exciting features include KwameTime! videos for both teachers and students that bring Alexander into the classroom. Kwame's QuickTips feature easy-to-implement ideas that have worked for Alexander. With an insightful foreword by author Kylene Beers, teacher success stories, and the most helpful appendix ever written, this essential resource will teach you how to tailor writing workshop to meet the particular needs of your students.

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      January 2018

      Integrated English Language Development

      by Eugenia Mora-Flores

      Innovative educators are always looking for effective ways to meet the demands of teaching content standards while supporting the linguistic needs of every student. This resource shows educators how to infuse language learning into every subject area, including language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. This powerful resource presents research-based instructional strategies to immerse students in content while promoting oral and written language development. Educators will be inspired to take their teaching to higher levels by providing engaging and challenging learning environments for English language learners.

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      January 2019

      Creating Social and Emotional Learning Environments

      by -

      If there's one thing teachers can agree on, it's that social and emotional learning is a hot topic in education. But beyond this, questions still remain. Many educators find themselves wondering, what exactly is SEL? How should it be taught? What does it look like in the classroom? And, is it our job as educators to teach teach students non-academic life skills? Based on author Dr. Amy Cranston's experiences with implementing SEL from a practical standpoint, this book defines SEL and digs into the real work of how to incorporate SEL in K-12 schools. It makes the connection between research and practical application and the real-life examples and testimonials of SEL in the classroom will help educators effectively implement SEL programming. Featured case studies demonstrate real-world applications of SEL in different types of K-12 learning environments. It addresses students' different interests and varied learning styles and features Mindful Moments that encourage understanding, learning, and reflection. By supporting the emotional needs of students, educators will not only address issues such as discipline problems and absenteeism, but will help their students to be more mindful and self-aware. By encouraging spaces where intrapersonal and interpersonal skills are celebrated and cultivated, educators will set the foundation for all students to succeed.

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      January 2019

      Get the Picture: Using Visual Literacy in Content-Area Instruction

      by -

      In a world that is becoming increasingly visual, this book equips teachers with innovative strategies to engage students with visual media. Today's students need to know how to "read" visuals closely to understand their meaning, the messages they are sending, and be able to discuss them with others using appropriate vocabulary. Teachers will help students comprehend visuals such as images, charts, graphics, and multimedia texts across the content areas. With tools and techniques, sample lessons, and suggested visuals to use in the classroom, this professional development resource provides strategies for both receptive and productive purposes of visual literacy and is organized by content area to support all teachers. These approaches focus on valuing evidence in visual texts and develop all literacy skills to engage students in building 21st century skills and higher-order thinking.

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      January 2018

      The Westing Game: An Instructional Guide for Literature

      An Instructional Guide for Literature

      by Jessica Case

      This standards-based instructional guide provides teachers with rigorous activities and lesson plans to help students comprehend complex literature, as they read the 1979 Newbery Medal-winning mystery novel, The Westing Game. Students will learn how to analyze the text to determine meaning, make summaries, and more. Text-dependent questions help students analyze the text with higher-order thinking skills, with lessons focused on story elements, vocabulary, and more. Close reading activities throughout the literature units encourages students to use textual evidence as they revisit passages to respond more critically about the text. Support the rich exploration of literature in today's classrooms with this resource.

    • Fiction
      September 2019

      Legace of Magic - The Complete Shadow Chronicles (Slipcase)

      by Andreas Suchanek

      History as you know it is a lie! For over a century the Wall has been hiding the magic society from human eyes, ensuring peace and equality between magicians and humans alike. However, a war for dominance rages in the shadows. Jennifer Danvers is a Warrior of Light. When her friend and battle companion dies, a new descendant of his magic awakens in Alexander Kent. Know Jen has to introduce him to the world of magic. Neither of them knows that the balance of power has been disturbed. Evil is gathering to smash the Wall to pieces once and for all. The Preview and supporting information are available in english language.

    • Fiction

      The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye (New 2019 Hardcover)

      Winner of the Eisner Award for Best Writer/Artist 2017

      by Sonny Liew

      'The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye is a biography showcasing the life and work of Chan Hock Chye, a pioneering but largely forgotten comics artist in Singapore. With a career spanning more than five decades, from pre-independent Singapore through its three Prime Ministers, Chan’s work reflects the changing political and economic environment in Singapore. Containing Chan’s original illustrations, paintings and sketches, this is a groundbreaking work and labour of love aimed at recapturing the portrait of an artist, whose deep passion for comics and country is given a fitting tribute by award-winning comics artist Sonny Liew.

    • 2017

      The Gatekeeper

      Winner of Singapore Book Awards 2018

      by Nuraliah Norasid

      When young medusa Ria inadvertently turns an entire village to stone, she and her older sister flee to Nelroote, an underground settlement populated by other non-humans also marginalised by society. There she becomes their gatekeeper, hoping to seek redemption and loveƒuntil her friendship with a man from above threatens to dismantle the city she swore to protect.

    • Fiction
      June 2016

      Misdirection

      Epigram Books Fiction Prize 2016 Longlist

      by Ning Cai

      "The first book in an exciting new YA mystery trilogy about a teenage savant on the trail of her family's killer, from the multi-talented Ning Cai, international magic celebrity and author. When parkour champion Maxine Schooling wakes from a three-year coma, she has no memory of how her parents and little brother were killed the night she was attacked. Using her new-found photographic memory, she covertly helps her hacker BFF with the police investigation of a savage serial killer on the loose. In her race to track down the Singapore Spectre, Max finds herself embroiled in a conspiracy involving stage illusions, a secret exposŽ, and a controversial megachurch headed by a powerful man. For over a decade, Ning Cai was known as a multi-award-winning stage illusionist and escape artist. After a brief period of retirement, she returned in 2017 as the mentalist Ning: Mind Magic Mistress. Her memoir Who is Magic Babe Ning? was shortlisted for the 2016 Singapore Literature Prize."

    • Fiction
      July 2017

      Sofia and the Utopia Machine

      2017 Epigram Books Fiction Prize

      by Judith Huang

      Sofia is an ordinary schoolgirl living in a future Singapore where the population is divided into three social strata. When she inadvertently unlocks the gateway to a new world, she realises she must escape the government’s radar. She ventures into the lowest rung of society, the Voids, and meets with the eccentric Uncle Kirk and the resourceful Father Lang. While on the run, she learns why her father disappeared seven years ago and why the new world exists in the first place. Probing and thrilling, this novel explores worlds within worlds and reinvents the creation myth.

    • Children's & YA
      July 2016

      A Stray

      by Michael Wang, Neal Sharp

      A Stray is a story about Myra-Lou who longs to have a stray cat for a pet. Her parents are appalled and her brother is disgusted, but Myra-Lou is insistent. After much haggling and a turn of events, Myra-Lou finally gets her stray. This beautifully illustrated story deals with a young girl’s desire to improve the life of another and her parents’ journey to understand her better.

    • Fiction
      March 2019

      Last Days of the Morning Calm

      by Tina Jimin Walton

      Korea, 1895: Court intrigue and foreign powers threaten the centuries-old hermit kingdom. In a prominent manor, Ji-nah, the young, sheltered ward of the master, and Han, the servant she sees as an older brother, are left in the iron grip of Tutor Lim’s power when Master Yi is called away. When Ji-nah and Han uncover the tutor’s broader conspiracy with the Japanese to overthrow Queen Min, they resolve to save the queen, whose fate seems tied to their master. In the last days of their fallen kingdom, they struggle to rebuild their lives and nation, and find hope in a new world order. Steeped in the forms and rhythms of Korea at the turn of the century, Last Days of the Morning Calm is a dramatic coming-of-age tale whose tenor captures the spirit of the times.

    • Biography & True Stories
      January 2017

      Robert Kuok

      A Memoir

      by Andrew Tanzer, Robert Kuok

      Robert Kuok is one of the most highly respected businessmen in Asia. But this legendary Overseas Chinese entrepreneur, commodities trader, hotelier and property mogul has maintained a low profile and seldom shed light in public on his business empire or personal life. That is, until now. In these memoirs, the 94-year-old Kuok tells the remarkable story of how, starting in British Colonial Malaya, he built a multi-industry, multinational business group. In reflecting back on 75 years of conducting business, he offers management insights, discusses strategies and lessons learned, and relates his principles, philosophy, and moral code. Kuok has lived through fascinating and often tumultuous times in Asia – from British colonialism to Japanese military occupation to post-colonial Southeast Asia and the dramatic rise of Asian economies, including, more recently, China. From his front-row seat and as an active participant, this keen, multi-cultural observer tells nearly a century of Asian history through his life and times. Readers interested in business, management, history, politics, culture and sociology will all enjoy Robert Kuok's unique and remarkable story.

    • Health & Personal Development
      July 2019

      Fear Money Purpose

      How to overcome your fears to find financial freedom and your true purpose

      by Nancy Youssef

      Small business owners and entrepreneurs often face big money fears. Whether it is the fear of not making money, of not knowing what to do with the money they make or the fear of being financially responsible for staff, the fear is real. In FEAR MONEY PURPOSE, Nancy Youssef shares her experienceand insights gained from helping hundreds of people take control of their financial destiny. By thinking outside of the bank, understanding all the finance options available and taking simple daily actions to help you keep your financial goals on track, you’ll find out what life is like beyond the money fears that can hold you back from achieving your true purpose. A multiple award-winning finance broker, inspiring mentor and energetic philanthropist determined to create lasting change, Nancy Youssef is the founder of Classic Finance and Classic Mentoring and Coaching. Recognised as a leader, innovator and expert, she is an ambassador for change both within the finance industry here in Australia and in some of the world’s most impoverished communities.

    • Health & Personal Development
      April 2019

      A Surfer's Guide to Property Investing

      How to achieve your financial goals and lead your best life through investing in property

      by Paul Glossop

      A Surfer's Guide to Property Investing is about how to achieve your financial goals and lead your best life through investing in property. Paul Glossop believes the mark of financial success isn’t about getting bigger, better, faster or more. To him, success is freedom – freedom to spend more time with his family, or giving back to his community, or just more time to go surfing. Paul initially studied architecture before transferring his focus to education. He started working as a teacher in one of the roughest, toughest schools in the UK. A series of fortunate events brought him back to Sydney where over 10 years investing in property, Paul amassed a portfolio which has been focused on capital growth, development opportunities and cash flow. The success of his portfolio gave Paul the financial freedom to take a calculated risk to walk away from a successful corporate career and start something that he was truly passionate about: helping his family and others change their lives through investing in property.

    • Health & Personal Development
      August 2019

      20 Must Ask Questions for Every Property Investor

      by Margaret Lomas

      Margaret Lomas is one of Australia’s most recognised and respected property experts, and the best-selling author of nine property investment books, with collective sales of approximately 200,000 copies. In this ‘must-read’ for property investors, she provides comprehensive, easy-to-understand information for property buyers searching for the right property. When looking to invest in property, if you start at Question One and work through to Question Twenty, you will be have done everything possible to minimise your risk of buying a lemon and maximised your chances of buying the right property for you. Along the way, Margaret shares indepth information on all aspects of property investing, as well as anecdotes and examples to illustrate the discussion.

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