Picture Books and Beyond

Picture Books and Beyond

Edited by Kerry Mallan, this book is a resource for the explicit integration of picture books for literacy and literary development in today's classrooms.

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Exploring the 2014 CBCA Short List

PETAA Teachers’ Guide to the 2014 CBCA Short list

Bring your classroom to life with rich ideas, activities, games and inspiration from new books, all with Australian Curriculum and NSW syllabus links.

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Co-author Joanne Rossbridge with year 5/6 students

The critical conversation about text: Joint construction

PETAA Paper 196 by Joanne Rossbride and Kathy Rushton includes supporting video footage of jointly constructing a text in class

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Welcome to PETAA

The Primary English Teaching Association Australia (PETAA) is a national, not-for-profit professional association supporting primary school educators in the teaching and learning of English and literacies across the curriculum. More

New Publications

Picture Books and Beyond

Kerry Mallan (editor) - Picture Books and Beyond examines a wide selection of pictur ...more

Literacy in the Middle Years

Dr Anne-Marie Morgan, Prof Barbara Comber, Prof Peter Freebody, Adj Prof Helen Nixon et al - Literacy in the Middle Years: Learning from Collaborative Cl ...more

Writing Like a Writer: New Edition

Libby Gleeson - This new edition will feature updated content while keeping ...more

Classroom Talk Understanding dialogue, pedagogy and practice

Christine Edwards-Groves, Michele Anstey, Geoff Bull - This book describes the importance of classroom talk and how ...more
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Recent PETAA Papers

PP195: Talk Moves

Christine Edwards-Groves - PETAA Paper 195: Talk Moves: A repertoire of practices for p ...more

PETAA Paper197: Responding to literature Literature Circles

Alyson Simpson - The concept of Literature Circles/Book Discussions is quite ...more

PETAA Paper196: Critical conversation : Joint Construction

Joanne Rossbridge & Kathy Rushton - PETAA Paper 196 - The critical conversation about text: Join ...more

PP194: Teachers as writers

Teresa Cremin & Sally Baker - PETAA Paper 194: Teachers as writers Implications for Identi ...more
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Professional Learning in 2015

Grammar and Teaching: A twelve week program

Joanne Rossbridge and Kathy Rushton - Thu 19 Feb
Sydney NSW

English for Global Citizenship: Engagement with Asia

Rod Yule - Tue 24 Feb
Parramatta NSW

Language as a tool for imagination and creativity

Joanne Rossbridge - Mon 02 Mar
Rozelle NSW

Where do I start? Literacy teaching for beginning teachers

Robyn Wild - Mon 02 Mar
Brisbane QLD

Strategies for developing inferential comprehension

Margery Hertzberg - Thu 05 Mar
Yarralumla ACT

Viewing In The Australian Curriculum 1: Still Images

Fiona Walker - Thu 05 Mar
Perth WA

Reading the visuals: Teaching the visual literacy component

Jennifer Asha - Fri 06 Mar
Newtown NSW
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News and Advocacy

PETAA Research Grant

PETAA is proud to announce the establishment of an independent, competitive research grant available to researchers to conduct research with teachers and students in primary schools.

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Vale Dr Maurice Saxby AM 1924 – 2014

The education community mourns the death of one of its most revered and beloved mentors, Dr Maurice Saxby.
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Vale Dr Maurice Saxby
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Picture This! One Day Conferences

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Digital books have arrived at PETAA

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Detail of cover illustration for To See The World, linked to unit of work

New for members in Literature singles:
A rich and wondrous unit of work for older readers on the historical fiction title To See The World with English and History Curriculum links and NSW Syllabus outcomes.

Authors in schools — updated, with valuable resources for teachers. 

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