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In Conversation with Rebecca Lim

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.

What do I need to set myself, and my classroom, up for success?

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.

Frank's Red Hat

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.

Systematic and explicit phonics instruction

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.

Planning and programming

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.

New professional learning courses

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Teaching the texts and language of HASS

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).

Statement of support for Australian teachers

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.

Hot topics in literacy: science of reading

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?

10 texts to support student wellbeing

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!

Watch: Joint construction in action

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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