PETAA Papers

Practical articles focusing on a specific aspect of English and literacy teaching 

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PETAA PAPER 224 — First Nations students and the English curriculum area

Date of Publication: 29/11/2021
This 2021 PETAA Paper by Denise Angelo, Jasmine Seymour and Sally Dixon takes a look at the major types of First Nations language ecologies on a national scale and show how this translates into teaching considerations in schools

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PETAA Paper 210 (non-members sample)— Using children's picture books to support EAL/D students

Date of Publication: 27/07/2020
Non-Members SAMPLE download: This PETAA paper by Janet Fellowes in 2017 explores the value of quality picture books in the English language classroom, drawing together principles for teaching EAL/D students.

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PETAA PAPER 211 — The Power of Teacher Talk: Developing quality mentoring relationships

Date of Publication: 16/04/2018
This PETAA Paper by Gill Pennington and Margaret Turnbull in 2018 explores ways of improving the quality of mentoring relationships in schools by focusing on professional dialogue, extending understandings of the value of talk in the classroom ...

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PETAA PAPER 206 — Two weeks with Oliver Jeffers

Date of Publication: 16/03/2017
This PETAA Paper by Robyn Ewing, Kathy Rushton and Jon Callow in 2017 uses an author study of Oliver Jeffers to explore playing with language, exploratory talk, storytelling, drawing and sharing contemporary literature as part of early literacy ...

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PETAA PAPER 197 — Responding to literature: Talking about books in Literature Circles

Date of Publication: 10/11/2014
This PETAA Paper revisits Literature Circles to provide strong support for teachers looking to find a way to embed informed appreciation of literary texts in English programs which align with the Australian Curriculum.

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PETAA PAPER 190 — Literacy within, across and beyond the curriculum

Date of Publication: 30/08/2013
This PETAA Paper by Lorrae Ward in 2013 argues that to ignore the rich learning experiences beyond the school gates and outside the curriculum is to trivialise the world young people inhabit and risk making school irrelevant.

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