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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Writing like a writer: Teaching narrative writing

Writing like a writer — New edition

The new print edition of Writing like a writer by Libby Gleeson includes ePub and MOBI formats along with rich supporting resources online

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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

Thinking Through New Literacies for Primary and Early Years

Eileen Honan - This book explores a wide range of new literacies and consid ...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

PP192: Grammar in the Early Years: A games-based approach

Imogene Cochrane, Amelia Reece, Katie Ahearn, Pauline Jones - This PETAA paper by Imogene Cochrane, Amelia Reece, Katie Ah ...more

PP193: Asian- Australian children’s literature

Kerry Mallan, Deborah Henderson, Amy Cross and Cherie Allan - This PETAA Paper, Developing intercultural understanding thr ...more

PP195: Talk Moves

Christine Edwards-Groves - PETAA Paper 195: Talk Moves: A repertoire of practices for p ...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 2014

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 - Wed 04 Mar
Yarralumla ACT

Viewing In The Australian Curriculum 1: Still Images

Fiona Walker - Thu 05 Mar
Perth WA

Where do I start? Literacy teaching for beginning teachers

Robyn Wild - Mon 09 Mar
Newtown NSW

Viewing In The Australian Curriculum 2: Moving images

Fiona Walker - Thu 12 Mar
Perth WA
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News and Advocacy

In response to NAPLAN ‘poor test results’ in recent news
 Robyn Cox PETAA President Dr Robyn Cox (left) has come out in the media championing teachers of literacy across the whole range of year levels.
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CBCA Book of the Year Awards  — Winners
Congratulations to the winners for 2014

Older ReadersWildlife by Fiona Wood
Younger ReadersCity of Orphans: A Very Unusual Pursuit by Catherine Jinks
Early ChildhoodThe Swap by Jan Omerod
Picture BookRules of Summer by Shaun Tan
Information BooksJeremy by Christopher Faille and Danny Snell
Crichton New Illustrator Award Big Red Kangaroo by Graham Byrne (illustrator) and Claire Saxby

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Professional learning

Picture This! One Day Conferences

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Digital books have arrived at PETAA

book covers and PETAA ePub logo

Purchase PETAA books in ePub and MOBI format from the ePubs sale page

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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