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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What do I need to set myself, and my classroom, up for success?

Posted on 22/01/2024
This chapter, taken from Robyn Wild's Where do I Start - an essential read for beginning teachers - provides vital guidelines for setting up your classroom for success in English and literacy. Read more

Systematic and explicit phonics instruction

Posted on 7/12/2023
This chapter, taken from award-winning text 'The alphabetic principle and beyond', looks at systematic and explicit phonics instruction in the primary classroom. Read more

Planning and programming

Posted on 7/12/2023
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

Comprehension and text fluency: PETAA Resources Pathway

Posted on 4/12/2023
This series of 4 comprehension and text fluency staff meeting professional learning sessions guides school leaders in supporting teachers to confidently teach comprehension strategies and text fluency. Read more