PETAA Literacy Resources Portal for Early Career Teachers

This portal is a new initiative from the Primary English Teaching Association Australia and was created as part of our 50th Anniversary Celebrations in 2022. This portal provides practical, accessible and tangible support information, articles, instructional video examples and classroom teaching and learning materials for primary teachers, particularly those who are new or early career, in the fields of literacy and English.

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Writing for Purpose: PETAA Resources Pathway

Posted on 20/11/2023
This series of vocabulary and oral language staff meeting professional learning sessions guides school leaders in the use of mentor texts to teach vocabulary. Read more

Overview of genres according to categories in the Australian Curriculum: English

Posted on 13/11/2023
This table provides an overview of genres according to categories in the Australian Curriculum: English. Read more

Planning and programming

Posted on 18/10/2023
This chapter, taken from Bronwyn Parkin and Helen Harper's 'Teaching with Intent 2', provides an example of a weekly plan for explicit literature-focused teaching and a sample of a weekly plan for a literacy block. Read more

Assessment of Spelling

Posted on 11/10/2023
This chapter, taken from Grace Oakley and Janet Fellowes' 'A Closer Look at Spelling in the Primary Classroom', investigates assessment purposes and strategies for spelling, providing a case study. Read more