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.
Writing the Future: authors in schools project
By Tracy Grice
This PETAA Paper by literacy coach and creator of the Writers Read podcast Tracy Grice outlines the work that author-in-residence Louise Park undertook at Concordia College in 2018, with a focus on Year 5 students, as part of PETAA’s Writing the Future outreach supported by the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund.
Writing beyond the classroom using the community as a resource
By Adam Hall
This paper focusses on and unpacks the rich learning experiences that were created when members of the community were invited into the classroom to share their stories, aspirations inspirations with students, and, using a multilietracy pedagogy, students were able to develop and tell community stories in a This Is Your Life type performance.
Let’s write a unit (based on a quality text and tailored to your students’ needs)
By Michael Murray and Dr Lorraine Beveridge
Teachers are great at sharing, evidenced by the plethora of literature-based units by teachers available online (including those published for PETAA members). This paper, which includes exemplars and downloadable resources, outlines a seven-step collaborative process to write a unit of work.