Reading models: Putting the jigsaw together
By Dr Bronwyn Parkin
‘This PETAA Paper has one simple purpose: to look at some of the most familiar models of reading, view them from the perspective of the broader context of language development, see how they fit with each other, and work out their strengths and limitations.’
Teaching Language, Literacy and Literature using Augmented Reality
By Dr Dr Lynde Tan, Angela Thomas and Alice Chik, with Nita Novianti and Grant Jones
This PETAA Paper — as a preliminary product of the most recent PETAA Research Grant — describes reviews and evaluates augmented reality (AR) apps to provide an introduction to AR apps and their potential for classroom use.
Also find a webinar on this topic with Dr Lynde Tan
Exploring explanations: The how and why of things
By Katina Zammit
This PETAA Paper focuses on sequential and causal explanations used in primary years, to unpack a range of valuable insights for teaching and understanding around language vocabulary and grammar.
Rocks in the head:
Children and the language of Geography
By Beverly Derewianka
This PETAA Paper describes an action learning project involving a class of seven-year-olds in a country school in Australia . Their teacher, Fran Egan, had been introduced to Michael Halliday's Functional Grammar (2007) and was keen to try applying her new insights about language in her classroom.