Exploring the 2014 CBCA Short List

PETAA Teachers’ Guide to the 2104 CBCA Short list

Bring your classroom to life with rich ideas, activities, games and inspiration from new books, all with Australian Curriculum and NSW syllabus links.

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A brass band and children at Faroll Primary School, Dihli

Global Words new units of work

Three new units to integrate English and Geography with the cross-curriculum priority Asia and Australia's Engagement with Asia

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Welcome to PETAA

The Primary English Teaching Association Australia (PETAA) is a national, not-for-profit professional association supporting primary school educators in the teaching and learning of English and literacies across the curriculum. More

New Publications

The Shape of Text to Come: How image and text work

Jon Callow - This text for both practising educators and students provide ...more

Literacy in the Middle Years

Dr Anne-Marie Morgan, Prof Barbara Comber, Prof Peter Freebody, Adj Prof Helen Nixon et al - Literacy in the Middle Years: Learning from Collaborative Cl ...more

Classroom Talk Understanding dialogue, pedagogy and practice

Christine Edwards-Groves, Michele Anstey, Geoff Bull - This book describes the importance of classroom talk and how ...more

Thinking Through New Literacies for Primary and Early Years

Eileen Honan - This book explores a wide range of new literacies and consid ...more
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Recent PETAA Papers

PP190: Literacy within, across and beyond the curriculum

Lorrae Ward - This PETAA Paper considers the idea of literacy beyond the c ...more

PP191: Towards a model for 21st century literacy learning

Karen McLean - This PETAA Paper by Karen McLean describes the reconceptuali ...more

PP193: Asian- Australian children’s literature

Kerry Mallan, Deborah Henderson, Amy Cross and Cherie Allan - This PETAA Paper, Developing intercultural understanding thr ...more

PP192: Grammar in the Early Years: A games-based approach

Imogene Cochrane, Amelia Reece, Katie Ahearn, Pauline Jones - This PETAA paper by Imogene Cochrane, Amelia Reece, Katie Ah ...more
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Professional Learning in 2014

Improving students' writing achievement

Alison Davis - Mon 28 Jul
Allenby Gardens SA

Explicit teaching strategies for reading comprehension

Alison Davis - Tue 29 Jul
Glenelg East SA

Assisting struggling readers in primary classes

Kaye Lowe - Wed 30 Jul
Brisbane QLD

Improving students' writing achievement

Alison Davis - Thu 31 Jul
Applecross WA

Explicit teaching strategies for reading comprehension

Alison Davis - Fri 01 Aug
Mirrabooka WA

Improving students' writing achievement

Alison Davis - Mon 04 Aug
Sunshine West VIC

Catering for my EAL/D students in mainstream classes

Margery Hertzberg - Wed 06 Aug
Wagga Wagga NSW
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News and Advocacy

PETAA's submission to the Review on the Australian Curriculum.
The submission addresses ACARA’s curriculum development processes and offers commentary on the Review’s Terms of Reference in the context of the English Curriculum, the General Capabilities and the Cross Curriculum Priorities. For over 40 years PETAA has been a collegial and active partner in educational initiatives instigated by government and jurisdictional authorities alike and thus felt it important to submit PETAA’s views around this recent development. View PETAA's Submission

Reading Australia website goes live. A Copyright Agency initiative promoting 200 iconic Australian titles, with rich resources, including Primary teaching units by PETAA. Explore Reading Australia

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Project 40 Part 5 Teaching knowledge about language: Beverly Derewianka and Sally Humphrey (Pictured)

New in Project 40: Part 5 — Teaching knowledge about language

Exploring the 2014 CBCA Short list:
Rich learning in a collection with activities for students from Foundation to Year 8 that cover 160 content descriptions of the Australian Curriculum: English with links to Art, Geography, History, Mathematics and Science. View resource

Authors in schools — updated for authors and illustrators, with valuable resources for teachers. 

New in literature singles for members:
A unit of work for Years 2–4 on The Hairy-Nosed Wombats Find a New Home by Sue de Gennaro and Jackie French, with English, Science and Geography curriculum links.

Updated in the PETAA Papers backlist: PETAA Paper 179 : Engaging students in literacy learning with interactive whiteboards and PETAA Paper 178: Writing persuasive texts

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