Publications

The Alphabetic Principle and beyondThe Alphabetic Principle and Beyond: Surveying the landscape

Edited by Robyn Cox, Susan Feez, and Lorraine Beveridge

One of a child’s first steps towards learning to read is learning the alphabetic principle ... In this publication, the key ‘big ideas’ are woven together for teachers to help them support primary school students’ successful learning of the alphabetic principle, so it becomes a stepping stone towards students achieving the level of reading needed to meet the demands of 21st century educational, vocational, and community contexts.’

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Published in February 2019 and delivered free to members.

Tell me your story coverTell me your story: Confirming Identity and engaging writers in the middle years

By Janet Dutton, Jacqueline D’warte, Joanne Rossbridge and Kathy Rushton

‘Valuing the linguistic and cultural heritage of students is an important way to develop inclusivity and connectedness and to promote wellbeing and engagement with learning. By fostering an inclusive creative pedagogy, teachers can meet the needs of students from a range of linguistic, cultural and social backgrounds.’


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Teaching with Intent coverTeaching with Intent: Scaffolding Academic Language with Marginalised Students

By Bronwyn Parkin and Helen Harper

To be published in print and ePub and in member packs in July 2018. This important publication, from the second PETAA Research Grant, presents a powerful approach to scaffolding academic language. The authors use the discipline of science to demonstrate how language is a central pedagogic tool for intentional teaching and learning. Teachers are guided through the complete process in a clear and accessible style.

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Working with leading educators and drawing upon recent and relevant research, PETAA delivers a range of printed, digital and online publications and resources, which have an underlying research/theoretical framework, are grounded in quality pedagogy and feature best classroom teaching and learning practice.


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