PETAA Literacy Resources Portal for Early Career Teachers

This portal is a new initiative from the Primary English Teaching Association Australia and was created as part of our 50th Anniversary Celebrations in 2022. This portal provides practical, accessible and tangible support information, articles, instructional video examples and classroom teaching and learning materials for primary teachers, particularly those who are new or early career, in the fields of literacy and English.

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Model text analysis: Foundation Geography

Posted on 16/05/2024
This model text language and grammar analysis provides an excellent exemplar for Foundation level teachers on using a Geography text to teach language and achieve cross-curriculum learning outcomes. Read more

Assessment using visual and multimodal texts

Posted on 15/05/2024
This article, written by Jon Callow, author of The Shape of text to come, dives into the assessment of students engaging with visual and multimodal texts, providing practical guides for informative, imaginative and persuasive text types. Read more

Systematic and explicit phonics instruction

Posted on 14/05/2024
This chapter, taken from award-winning text 'The alphabetic principle and beyond', looks at systematic and explicit phonics instruction in the primary classroom. Read more

Teaching and learning with literature bundle

Posted on 5/05/2024
These carefully selected texts are designed to open up the world of English and literacies through the teaching of quality texts. Explore literary text types and their features and examine ways to create engaging teaching and learning activities. Read more