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New in Project 40

Spend 17 minutes with Beverly Derewianka, PETAA President Robyn Cox and Sally Humphrey, for a lucid discussion of the functional approach to language.

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Copyright Agency | Reading Australia

Explore Australia though our literature

Invite an Australian author into your classroom with 200 great stories and teacher resources

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Wordle map of Australia

English for the Australian Curriculum

Resources for Early years and Primary to support teachers using the Australian Curriculum online.

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PETAA Teachers’ Guide to the 2013 CBCA Short List

Classroom ideas for new books, with Australian Curriculum and NSW syllabus links.

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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

2013 Publications

A Literature Companion for Teachers

Lorraine McDonald - This research-based book is intended as a 'companion' or ref ...more

Classroom Talk Understanding dialogue, pedagogy and practice

Christine Edwards-Groves, Michele Anstey, Geoff Bull - **MAILING TO MEMBERS IN NOVEMBER** This book describes the i ...more

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

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

PP189: The literacy of geography

John Butler - This PETAA Paper focuses on the ways that the new Australian ...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

PP191: Towards a model for 21st century literacy learning

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

PP190: Literacy within, across and beyond the curriculum

Lorrae Ward - This PETAA Paper considers the idea of literacy beyond the c ...more
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Professional Learning in 2014

Exploring Classroom Talk, Dialogue and Pedagogy

Dr Michèle Anstey and Dr Geoff Bull - Sat 03 May
Cannon Hill QLD

Explicit teaching strategies for reading comprehension

Alison Davis - Mon 19 May
Wentworthville NSW

Explicit teaching strategies for reading comprehension

Alison Davis - Tue 20 May
Newcastle NSW

Assisting struggling readers in upper primary classes

Kaye Lowe - Tue 20 May

Improving students' writing achievement

Alison Davis - Wed 21 May
Pymble NSW

Early Literacy and Literature

Susan Hill - Wed 21 May
St Peters SA

Explicit teaching strategies for reading comprehension

Alison Davis - Thu 22 May
Rockdale NSW
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News and Advocacy

New PETAA President

Robyn Cox

PETAA President Robyn Cox
Following three years of superb leadership as PETAA President, Nigel Pearn has decided to step down. Nigel’s leadership and passion for supporting primary teachers/educators has seen PETAA grow its connections and influence across the broader education community; from classrooms to national bodies. Robyn Cox, a Board Director since 2011, takes over the PETAA Presidency at a time of uncertainty and change at the national level.

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

 The project 40 set with an empty chair

‘… research in the 1960s indicated that traditional school grammars did little to enhance students’ literacy development. For the next few decades grammar virtually disappeared from the curriculum. ’

New guide : Authors in schools — newly updated for authors and illustrators, with valuable resources for teachers. 

New literature singles for members:
Classroom units for older readers for Shahana: Through My Eyes, The Girl from Snowy River, The Big Dry and Refuge.

Newly updated in the PETAA Papers backlist:

PETAA Paper 179 : Engaging students in literacy learning with interactive whiteboards by Kristy Goodwin (includes an additional and updated table of interactive resources that can be used with an IWB)

PETAA Paper 178: Writing persuasive texts by Penny Hutton (includes additional support for assessment)

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