Website resources

Stand-alone websites and digital tools

PETAA collaborates to create rich open access resources that help support the broader teaching community.

English for the Australian Curriculum


Image of a sunset over Lake Illawarra

Find 12 year-level units of work, with 12 sequences in each, with 850 elaborations of curriculum content, all supported by digital resources and interactive worksheets. Early Years and Primary units include second learning areas in Mathematics, History, Geography and Science.

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Reading Australia


Books on display including Taronga by Victor Kelleher

A wide range units of work for Primary written in conjunction with Copyright Agency and PETAA to make significant Australian literary works more readily available for teaching in schools.

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Global Words: English and Geography for global citizenship education

Three Somali-Bantu refugee children

The 15 units of work for Years 3–8 in Global Words have been produced by World Vision Australia and PETAA to integrate the teaching and learning of English and Geography with global citizenship education.

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Asia Education Foundation professional learning modules

Images of teacher and studnet alongside Chinese New Year parade photo

Find English and History professional learning modules developed with the Asia Education Foundation including a Year 5-6 integrated English and History module on the history of the Chinese in Australia.

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Discover and share other websites, tools and open content

Educational platforms and video

  • ABC Splash  (ABC Education for kids) | ABC Schools (Schools TV) | ABC Behind the News for teachers
  • BBC Learning: Online resources: includes opportunities for Australian students to interact with others
  • Cool Australia: Educating for a sustainable future, with digital worksheets, a digital toolbox and video resources
  • Read Think Write (Global) International Reading Association (IRA)
  • Web English Teacher (US) English, language and arts
  • Writers Talk (NSW): a collection of video and learning resources produced in partnership with the Sydney Writers’ Festival, featuring interviews with Australian writers by teachers and students

Repositories and searchable databases

Digital tools and open content

  • UCreate guides: a series of cross curriculum one page teacher guides to support teachers using technology in the classroom
  • Tools4U guides: provide support of Adobe, Microsoft, and other educational software
  • Laptop wraps for English (Secondary, though with materials at times appropriate to upper Primary)
  • Voicethread: Conversations in the cloud: a collaborative, multimedia slide show that allows teachers, students and parents to collaborate online
  • Cool Tools for Schools: a list of Web 2.0 tools that students can use to present their ideas; includes links to presentation tools, image tools, drawing tools and writing tools
  • CC Search: provides tools to find content that can be shared, used and remixed across a range of digital platforms

Pedagogy and assessment