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Anne Collins - Author

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Books by Anne Collins

How to Belong

How to Belong

Author: Anne Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/10/2019

My Friends This Landscape

My Friends This Landscape

Author: Anne Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 22/08/2018

';A spacious walking meditation on place by an attentive and courageously permeable writer who has come to love this island as intensely as those of us bound to it by birth and ancestry and who has allowed its presence to inhabit and inform the quietly assured cadences of her verse and prose. Journeys of the spirit, landscapes of the mind and heart, symphony and silence, bone and blood and leaf and stone of country - from Cockle Creek to Albert Road, Moonah, Montrose to Mount Wellington, Bicheno to Cradle Mountain and beyond -this carefully crafted collection of poetry and essays, earthed and numinous, bound by location and a particular lived experience but infinite in intimation, exhilarating and deeply restful, is a small jewel of a work.' - Terry Whitebeach

Easystart: The Cup in the Forest Book & Multi-ROM with MP3 Pack

Easystart: The Cup in the Forest Book & Multi-ROM with MP3 Pack

Author: Anne Collins Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 20/03/2017

Pearson English Active Readers present stories carefully written and graded across five levels for teachers of English who want to activate their students' language through reading, . From original stories, classic and contemporary fiction, to film adaptations and nonfiction titles, an integrated skills approach consolidates vocabulary and develops language skills while learners experience the joy of reading. Find out more at english.com/readers

Level 1: Island for Sale Book and Multi-ROM with MP3 for Pack

Level 1: Island for Sale Book and Multi-ROM with MP3 for Pack

Author: Anne Collins Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 20/09/2016

Pearson English Active Readers present stories carefully written and graded across five levels for teachers of English who want to activate their students' language through reading, . From original stories, classic and contemporary fiction, to film adaptations and nonfiction titles, an integrated skills approach consolidates vocabulary and develops language skills while learners experience the joy of reading. Find out more at english.com/readers

Dominoes: Two: Jemma's Jungle Adventure Audio Pack

Dominoes: Two: Jemma's Jungle Adventure Audio Pack

Author: Anne Collins Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 15/02/2016

Dominoes is a full-colour, interactive readers series that offers students a fun reading experience while building their language skills. With integrated activities, and exciting, fully dramatized audio for every story, the new edition of the series makes reading motivating for students while making it easy for you to develop their reading and language skills. Listen along with downloadable MP3 Audio.

Oxford Bookworms Library Factfiles: Level 2:: John F Kennedy audio pack

Oxford Bookworms Library Factfiles: Level 2:: John F Kennedy audio pack

Author: Anne Collins Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 28/01/2016

The most consistent of all series in terms of language control, length, and quality of story. David R. Hill, Director of the Edinburgh Project on Extensive Reading.

Dominoes: Two: Jemma's Jungle Adventure

Dominoes: Two: Jemma's Jungle Adventure

Author: Anne Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/06/2015

Dominoes is a full-colour, interactive readers series that offers students a fun reading experience while building their language skills. With integrated activities and on-page glossaries the new edition of the series makes reading motivating for learners. Each reader is carefully graded to ensure each student reads from the right level from the very beginning.

Amazing Scientists

Amazing Scientists

Author: Anne Collins Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 19/06/2014

The inspiring stories of 6 people who changed history. Contents: Antoine Lavoisier who wrote the first modern chemistry textbook Humphry Davy who discovered 'laughing gas' Charles Darwin who changed people's ideas with his theory of evolution Gregor Mendel who first discovered the science of genetics Louis Pasteur who saved millions of lives by killing germs Francis Crick who helped to discover the structure of DNA BRITISH ENGLISH Word count: 13,021 Headword count: 1,064 Each book includes a full recording of each story online. PLUS: visit www.collinselt.com/readers for videos, teacher resources and self-study materials. This book is Level 3 in the Collins ELT Readers series. Level 3 is equivalent to CEF level B1. About the Amazing People series: A unique opportunity for learners of English to read about the exceptional lives and incredible abilities of some of the most insightful people the world has seen. Each book contains six short stories, told by the characters themselves, as if in their own words. The stories explain the most significant parts of each character's life, giving an insight into how they came to be such an important historic figure. After each story, a timeline presents the most major events in their life in a clear and succinct fashion. The timeline is ideal for checking comprehension or as a basis for project work or further research. Created in association with The Amazing People Club. About Collins ELT Readers: Collins ELT Readers are divided into four levels: Level 1 - elementary (A2) Level 2 - pre-intermediate (A2-B1) Level 3 - intermediate (B1) Level 4 - upper intermediate (B2) Each level is carefully graded to ensure that the learner both enjoys and benefits from their reading experience.

It's All Relative

It's All Relative

Author: Anne Collins, Linda Dacey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/03/2014

For years, students have been taught to cross multiply when presented with proportion problems. Few understood what they were doing or why they were doing it. Rarely were students invited to think about various representations to determine the relationship between the two ratios being compared. The ideas and activities in this guide will help you provide students with the conceptual understanding of ratios and proportional thinking that is essential for solving real-world problems and achieving success in higher-level mathematics. It's All Relative includes more than thirty modules, which are aligned to specific Common Core State Standards. Each module in this accessible, spiral-bound flipchart addresses specific mathematical practices and common misconceptions; features timely classroom examples; includes proven, ready-to-use activities; and provides ideas for adapting activities to meet the needs of individual learners. The authors particularly emphasise how to use visual models tables, tape diagrams, graphs, and double number lines to represent ratios and proportional thinking. These visual models, which may be new to many teachers, enhance students' conceptual understanding and improve their ability to solve a wide range of proportional reasoning problems.

Amazing Writers

Amazing Writers

Author: Anne Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/01/2014

The inspiring stories of 6 people who changed history. Contents: Geoffrey Chaucer, writer of the first great works of English Literature William Shakespeare, writer of the greatest plays in history Charles Dickens who wanted to make England a better place Victor Hugo, the French writer who cared about the poor Leo Tolstoy, the man who wrote War and Peace Rudyard Kipling who wrote The Jungle Book and won a Nobel Prize BRITISH ENGLISH Word count: 12,886 Headword count: 1,039 Each book includes a full recording of each story online. PLUS: visit www.collinselt.com/readers for videos, teacher resources and self-study materials. This book is Level 3 in the Collins ELT Readers series. Level 3 is equivalent to CEF level B1. About the Amazing People series: A unique opportunity for learners of English to read about the exceptional lives and incredible abilities of some of the most insightful people the world has seen. Each book contains six short stories, told by the characters themselves, as if in their own words. The stories explain the most significant parts of each character's life, giving an insight into how they came to be such an important historic figure. After each story, a timeline presents the most major events in their life in a clear and succinct fashion. The timeline is ideal for checking comprehension or as a basis for project work or further research. Created in association with The Amazing People Club. About Collins ELT Readers: Collins ELT Readers are divided into four levels: Level 1 - elementary (A2) Level 2 - pre-intermediate (A2-B1) Level 3 - intermediate (B1) Level 4 - upper intermediate (B2) Each level is carefully graded to ensure that the learner both enjoys and benefits from their reading experience.

Amazing Explorers

Amazing Explorers

Author: Anne Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/01/2014

The inspiring stories of 6 people who changed history. Contents: Marco Polo who taught the world about China Ibn Battuta who travelled to 44 countries Christopher Columbus who discovered new worlds James Cook, first to sail around the world in both directions David Livingstone who explored Africa Yuri Gagarin, the first man to go into space BRITISH ENGLISH Word count: 14,679 Headword count: 1,163 Each book includes a full recording of each story online. PLUS: visit www.collinselt.com/readers for videos, teacher resources and self-study materials. This book is Level 3 in the Collins ELT Readers series. Level 3 is equivalent to CEF level B1. About the Amazing People series: A unique opportunity for learners of English to read about the exceptional lives and incredible abilities of some of the most insightful people the world has seen. Each book contains six short stories, told by the characters themselves, as if in their own words. The stories explain the most significant parts of each character's life, giving an insight into how they came to be such an important historic figure. After each story, a timeline presents the most major events in their life in a clear and succinct fashion. The timeline is ideal for checking comprehension or as a basis for project work or further research. Created in association with The Amazing People Club. About Collins ELT Readers: Collins ELT Readers are divided into four levels: Level 1 - elementary (A2) Level 2 - pre-intermediate (A2-B1) Level 3 - intermediate (B1) Level 4 - upper intermediate (B2) Each level is carefully graded to ensure that the learner both enjoys and benefits from their reading experience.

Oxford Bookworms Library Factfiles: Level 2:: John F. Kennedy

Oxford Bookworms Library Factfiles: Level 2:: John F. Kennedy

Author: Anne Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/01/2014

The most consistent of all series in terms of language control, length, and quality of story. David R. Hill, Director of the Edinburgh Project on Extensive Reading.

NCTM Assessment Resources for Professional Learning Communities

NCTM Assessment Resources for Professional Learning Communities

Author: Anne Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/08/2012

Today's emphasis on standards and high stakes testing has made assessment, both formative and summative, a critical part of every class room. To help teachers better understand and effectively use assessment, this book draws from the numerous assessment resources published by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) in recent years. Each title in NCTM's assessment series addresses a different area of expertise. By combining the information from NCTM's various books, the authors have designed dynamic, relevant professional development sessions for teachers to build a better understanding of what constitutes a comprehensive assessment system. The NCTM resources cited not only promote the need for the ongoing use of formative assessment but also provide the data teachers need to understand the intricacies of large-scale, summative assessments such as the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAE), the Trends in Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), individual state assessment, and standardized tests. This highly practical, comprehensive guide combines NCTM's wealth of knowledge from experts in the fields of formative and summative assessment with research-based data and offers a library for understanding both formative and summative assessment.

The Xs and Whys of Algebra

The Xs and Whys of Algebra

Author: Anne Collins, Linda Dacey Format: Other printed item Release Date: 15/12/2011

In many ways, algebra can be as challenging for teachers as it is for students. With so much emphasis placed on procedural knowledge and the manipulations of variables and symbols, it can be easy to lose sight of the key ideas that underlie algebraic thinking and the relevance algebra has to the real world. In The Xs and Whys of Algebra: Key Ideas and Common Misconceptions, Anne Collins and Linda Dacey provide a set of thirty research-based modules designed to engage all students in mathematical learning that develops conceptual understanding, addresses common misconceptions, and builds key ideas that are essential to future learning. For use in seventh- to ninth-grade courses focused on an introduction to formal algebra, this flipchart emphasises five essential algebraic concepts: using variables meaningfully; using multiple representations for expressions; connecting algebra with number; connecting algebra with geometry; and manipulating symbols with understanding. The thirty research-based modules in this spiral-bound flipchart are designed to engage all students in mathematical learning that develops conceptual understanding, addresses common misconceptions, and builds key ideas essential to future learning. Following the recommendations of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the Common Core State Standards, the modules at this level are organised into three sections: Expressions, Equations, and Functions. Each module begins with the identification of its mathematical focus and the potential challenges and misconceptions associated with those ideas. The In the Classroom section then suggests instructional strategies and specific activities to implement with students. The Meeting Individual Needs section offers ideas for adjusting the activities to reach a broader range of learners. All modules are supported by one or more reproducibles (located in the appendix), and the References/Further Reading section provides resources for enriching your knowledge of the topic and gathering more ideas. Teachers will want to keep this resource next to their plan book so they will have these ideas at their fingertips throughout the year. |In many ways, algebra can be as challenging for teachers as it is for students. With so much emphasis placed on procedural knowledge and the manipulations of variables and symbols, it can be easy to lose sight of the key ideas that underlie algebraic thinking and the relevance algebra has to the real world. In The Xs and Whys of Algebra: Key Ideas and Common Misconceptions, Anne Collins and Linda Dacey provide a set of thirty research-based modules designed to engage all students in mathematical learning that develops conceptual understanding, addresses common misconceptions, and builds key ideas that are essential to future learning. For use in seventh- to ninth-grade courses focused on an introduction to formal algebra, this flipchart emphasises five essential algebraic concepts: using variables meaningfully; using multiple representations for expressions; connecting algebra with number; connecting algebra with geometry; and manipulating symbols with understanding. The thirty research-based modules in this spiral-bound flipchart are designed to engage all students in mathematical learning that develops conceptual understanding, addresses common misconceptions, and builds key ideas essential to future learning. Following the recommendations of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the Common Core State Standards, the modules at this level are organised into three sections: Expressions, Equations, and Functions. Each module begins with the identification of its mathematical focus and the potential challenges and misconceptions associated with those ideas. The In the Classroom section then suggests instructional strategies and specific activities to implement with students. The Meeting Individual Needs section offers ideas for adjusting the activities to reach a broader range of learners. All modules are supported by one or more reproducibles (located in the appendix), and the References/Further Reading section provides resources for enriching your knowledge of the topic and gathering more ideas. Teachers will want to keep this resource next to their plan book so they will have these ideas at their fingertips throughout the year.

Level 2: Tales from the Arabian Nights Book and MP3 Pack

Level 2: Tales from the Arabian Nights Book and MP3 Pack

Author: Anne Collins, Hans Christian Andersen Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 30/08/2011

Pearson English Readers bring language learning to life through the joy of reading. Well-written stories entertain us, make us think, and keep our interest page after page. Pearson English Readers offer teenage and adult learners a huge range of titles, all featuring carefully graded language to make them accessible to learners of all abilities. Through the imagination of some of the world's greatest authors, the English language comes to life in pages of our Readers. Students have the pleasure and satisfaction of reading these stories in English, and at the same time develop a broader vocabulary, greater comprehension and reading fluency, improved grammar, and greater confidence and ability to express themselves. Find out more at english.com/readers

Using Classroom Assessment to Improve Student Learning

Using Classroom Assessment to Improve Student Learning

Author: Anne Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/04/2011

Linking assessment to everday classroom instruction requires a shift in both thinking and practise. For many, the term assessment simply means grade. Using Classroom Assessment to Improve Student Learning shows how teachers can move away from using tests, letter or numerical grades or passing or failing as evidence of student learning to creating a rich classroom environment that is conducive to effective formative assessment.