3 PETAA titles shortlisted for 2021 Educational Publishing Awards Australia

PETAA is thrilled to announce that three of our teacher texts - An EAL/D Handbook (Helen Harper and Susan Feez), Investigating Model Texts for Learning(Sally Humphrey and Emma Vale) and Teaching the Language of Climate Change Science (Julie Hayes and Bronwyn Parkin) - have been shortlisted in the 2021 Educational Publishing Awards Australia (EPAA): Primary Teaching Reference Resource category.

The announcement was made today over social media. The EPAA awards celebrate excellence in the educational publishing industry – including its people and the learning resources they make.

"I am delighted that all three of the titles we published during the EPAA eligibility period have all been shortlisted in the Primary Teaching Reference Resource category. It's a testament to the quality of research, reflection and insight each of our authors have applied to their work," said PETAA President Pauline Jones.

"I'm proud that PETAA is a leader in producing quality, best-practice reference texts based on sound theory.

"Each of these books addresses topics and issues that teachers face every day – and they offer teachers a means to effectively scaffold their practice to best support a diverse range of students; build a better world through developing a greater understanding of the challenges we face as local and global citizens; and provide quality instructional materials, texts and strategies to ensure that young people across Australia are receiving a meaningful, powerful English and literacies education."

The winners will be announced at an online annual gala event coordinated by the Australian Publishers Association in September 2021. Subscribe to the EPAA YouTube channel to ensure you don’t miss the event!

> Learn more about the shortlist below!

> To celebrate this exciting news, we are offering 20% off each of the shortlisted titles in our bookshop! Just enter SHORTLIST2021 at checkout.

About the shortlisted books


An EAL/D Handbook
By Helen Harper and Susan Feez

Nearly half (45%) of all young people in Australia aged 12 to 24 are first- or second-generation migrants. Providing our EAL/D students with the teaching they need to succeed at school is critical to the quality of their integration into community, and for access to opportunities to achieve future goals. In this book, readers are invited into seven classrooms, where teachers share illustrations of practice designed to enable EAL/D learners to engage with curriculum. With contributions by Brian Gray, Beverly Derewianka and Jenny Hammond, among notable others from the field of language education, mentors provide academic context to support transfer to other settings, and an introduction by Susan Feez and Helen Harper offers a thorough overview of EAL/D teaching and learning practice.

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Investigating Model Texts for Learning
By Sally Humphrey and Emma Vale

This carefully crafted book addresses a challenge that all teachers face: how to come up with just the right model text to teach writing in the classroom. Investigating model texts for learning is a comprehensive and highly practical resource, packed with model texts from across four curriculum areas (English, Science, History and Social Sciences, Health and Physical Education), from Foundation to Year 7.

Texts have been compiled from student and teacher writing, as well as published sources. Introductory chapters take a fresh look at genre analysis, providing advice to help teachers unpack the stages and phases of persuasive, informative and imaginative texts. Subsequent chapters provide detailed analysis of model texts to guide teachers on structures and features that are important for modelling writing in the curriculum areas.

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Teaching the Language of Climate Change Science
By Julie Hayes and Bronwyn Parkin

We are seeing how climate change is strengthening our storms, wildfires and heatwaves. We need to join with others globally to take action against climate change. Teachers have an important role to play in preparing students to do just that.

Teaching the language of climate change science will provide you with the support to facilitate these big conversations in the classroom — demonstrating how scientific concepts are developed through the language you use and strategically handing over to your students. It makes the links between the Australian Curriculum: Science and the Sustainability cross-curriculum priority, with a focus on developing students’ oral and written language. It includes reliable resources and examples, including focus texts that identify the important language students will need to master – with additional activities and inquiries to guide their learning. Finally, this text includes important actions that you and your students can take to help mitigate climate change, empowering students of all ages to make a difference.

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