Targeting STEM Books
The Targeting STEM books each contain 42 projects for students to work on independently or in groups using a range of commonly available resources. Each project contains four steps with a picture list of requirements and just enough explanation for launching students on their journeys of discovery.
Creative Holiday Learning
“Each book is full of fun activities that will provide your child with hours of pleasure. There are lots of interesting things for children to see and lost of interesting activities for them to do. All the activities: ar e educational develop skills in English, Maths, Science, Society and Environment, Art and Music are gently graded, from easy a t the beginning to more difficult later in the book are stimulating and enjoyable have been designed and trialled by leading educators
Music Essentials is a series of printable worksheets for junior secondary Music students.
Arranging, covers all the skills students need to arrange a piece of music for multiple instruments, starting with only a lead sheet (lyrics, tune and chords).
Song writing, covers all the skills students need to start composing their own songs, including lyrics, tunes and chord progressions.
Listening and Learning 1, contains 20 units of listening quizzes, with answers, that give students the necessary skills in recognising and notating rhythms, simple melodies, dynamics and metre.
Listening and Learning 2 follows on from Listening and Learning 1 with 20 further units of listening quizzes, with answers, that give students necessary skills in recognising and notating rhythms, simple melodies, dynamics and metre.
Excel Easy to Learn English
“We make learning English easy because we focus on the Basic Skills – comprehension, spelling, vocabulary, grammar and punctuation. Our instructions are really easy to understand so that children will enjoy working independently. Each new skill has plenty of practice for children to really grasp it. There are lots of fun activities that will motivate children to complete their work.”
Series 1 (with Alan Horsfield)
Series 2 (with Alan Horsfield)
Excel Easy to Learn Maths
“We make learning Maths easy because: We focus on the basic skills – number, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division! Our instructions are really easy to understand so that children will enjoy working independently! Each new skill has plenty of practice for children to really grasp it! There are lots of fun activities that will motivate children to complete their work!”
Series 1 (with Damon James)
Series 2 (with Damon James)
Australian Readers Theatre
A Reader’s Theatre performance is a dramatic reading without the need for stage actions, or elaborate sets and costumes. It provides teachers with an opportunity to stage a play without the challenges that come with designing and building sets and creating costumes. Each book in this series contains 10 photocopiable Reader’s Theatre plays written by Australian authors covering a wide variety of genres. Each play has ACARA curriculum links and Teacher’s Notes.” [Published 2017]
(With plays from Sandie Elridge, Catherine Bauer, Rachel Maissan & Tim Tuck)
“This downloadable PDF Teaching Guide is a valuable teaching resource that helps you to get the most out of the Treasure Trackers series. It contains a comprehensive range of activities that reinforce essential skills and strategies in a variety of fun-filled, interesting ways. The activities look at the unique features and developments of each civilisation.
Treasure trackers are exciting adventure stories which take children to legendary and historical worlds. Follow best friends, Flynn and Mia, as they solve mysteries and find treasure. These stories include historical facts and real places, so you can use Treasure Trackers to introduce your students to the richness of the past, and the diversity of the world. “
“Problem solving, inventiveness, higher-order thinking skills: these are all skills that we would like to see more of in our students. But more often than not, children believe that these skills exist only in the realm of talented, highly skilled professionals. Wonder Wits will make them think otherwise. This Teaching Guide is a great resource to use as part of your thinking skills/creativity lessons. The many and varied activities within would also be perfect for your gifted and talented classes. The wonderful feature of this Wonder Wits series is the way that children can see how they too can be creative and inventive. In the easy-to-read format of a story, powerful thinking tools are described and used by our young protagonists. These tools are added to, in each story, so that by the end of the series, readers will have a fully-fledged creativity toolkit to use whenever the need arises.”
Excel Computing Skills Series
Excel Basic Skills: Computing Skills is a series of three books providing a step-by-step approach to learning computing skills with children working through a series of units on a wide range of computing topics.
“Life is too short to be reading a 300 page computer manual. GoGuides are a simple guide to each of the programs I commonly use.”
Best of the Web
A collection of website reviews written specifically for teachers, which target Key Learning Areas and National Profile Strands. [Published 2000-2001]
Blake Ready-To-Go Music
“This series provides teachers with ideas and activities to help students develop and extend their music and aural skills. These activities will help develop skills in creating improvising, preforming, listening and responding to music.” [Published 2000]
Ask About Asia
The Ask About Asia series includes books on China, Indonesia, Japan, Korea and Malaysia. The teacher guide lets you plan a comprehensive study, add to your existing program or simply extend students’ experiences.” [Published 1999]
On the Job
The On the Job series of career focused books for students in middle and upper primary. The teacher guide is a “valuable resource for getting the most out of the series” with a “comprehensive range of activities that reinforce essential skills in a variety of fun-filled and interesting ways.
Each day of Teaching Spice contains a historical on-this-day section, a related word of the day, a connected quotation, an imaginative exercise and a fun teaching activity. [Published 2000]