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Posted on 1/02/2024
In this webinar, Rebecca Lim (Our Family Dragon, about Lunar New Year in Australia) leads a rich discussion about culturally responsive texts and the importance of culturally diverse books in classrooms, libraries and homes.
Posted on 22/01/2024
This chapter, taken from Robyn Wild's Where do I Start - an essential read for beginning teachers - provides vital guidelines for setting up your classroom for success in English and literacy.
Posted on 8/01/2024
A unit of work for Year 3-4 from the 2023 CBCA Shortlist linking to the Australian Curriculum: English, Science, The Arts (Drama), HPE and the Personal and Social Capability.
Posted on 7/12/2023
This chapter, taken from award-winning text 'The alphabetic principle and beyond', looks at systematic and explicit phonics instruction in the primary classroom.
Posted on 7/12/2023
This chapter, taken from Bronwyn Parkin and Helen Harper's 'Teaching with Intent 2', provides an example of a weekly plan for explicit literature-focused teaching and a sample of a weekly plan for a literacy block.
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Posted on 21/02/2024
In new book Teaching the texts and language of HASS, authors Bronwyn Custance and Tony Hole provide an explicit and systematic guide for teaching the specific literacies of the Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS).
Posted on 16/02/2024
With much media coverage once again focusing on the teaching of early reading in Australian primary schools, PETAA would like to acknowledge the incredible work of all primary educators in this country.
Posted on 7/02/2024
Hot topics in literacy: what is the science of reading, and what are the resources you can access to support teaching in alignment with science of reading frameworks?
Posted on 31/01/2024
Dive into our Literacy Leader's top 10 rich text picks for supporting student wellbeing - from early childhood to Year 6!
Posted on 30/01/2024
Best classroom practice in action! Watch Joanne Rossbridge foster a critical conversation with a Year 5/6 class to jointly construct a text.
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