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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Writing like a writer: Teaching narrative writing

Writing like a writer — New edition

The new print edition of Writing like a writer by Libby Gleeson includes forthcoming ePub and MOBI formats and rich supporting resources online

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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

Writing Like a Writer: New Edition

Libby Gleeson - AVAILABLE July 2014 This new edition will feature updated co ...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

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

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

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

PP195: Talk Moves

Christine Edwards-Groves - PETAA Paper 195: Talk Moves: A repertoire of practices for p ...more

PP193: Asian- Australian children’s literature

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

PP194: Teachers as writers

Teresa Cremin & Sally Baker - AVAILABLE JULY 2014 PETAA Paper 194: Teachers as writers Im ...more
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Professional Learning in 2014

Improving students' writing achievement

Alison Davis - Mon 04 Aug
Sunshine West VIC

English for Global Citizenship: Engagement with Asia

Rod Yule - Tue 05 Aug
Alice Springs NT

Catering for my EAL/D students in mainstream classes

Margery Hertzberg - Wed 06 Aug
Wagga Wagga NSW

Grammar: Language for expressing and developing ideas

Beverly Derewianka - Thu 07 Aug
Melbourne VIC

English for Global Citizenship: Engagement with Asia

Rod Yule - Thu 07 Aug
Darwin NT

Catering for my EAL/D students in mainstream classes

Margery Hertzberg - Tue 12 Aug
Castle Hill NSW

Catering for my EAL/D students in mainstream classes

Margery Hertzberg - Sat 16 Aug
Albury 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

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

Project 40: Part 5 — Teaching knowledge about language

Digital books have arrived at PETAA

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Exploring the 2014 CBCA Short List:
Rich learning with activities for students with links from the Australian Curriculum: English to Art, Geography, History, Mathematics and Science. View resource

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

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