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Passion for literacy recognised

Rod Campbell (front and second from left) in a detail fomr the official award ceremony photo

Above: Detail from the Order of Australia award ceremony in Townsville, 23 May. Dr Rod Campbell, awarded AM, is seated in the front row and second from left. Read more

CBCA and PETAA partnership

CBCA and PETAA logos with an  imge of a girl reading

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Vale Professor Michael ‘M.A.K’ Halliday

It is with great sadness that PETAA has learned of the passing of Professor Michael 'M.A.K' Halliday. Read more

Poetry in Year 6

Posted on 24/04/2023
This chapter, taken from Sally Murphy's award-winning text 'Teaching Poetry for Pleasure and Purpose', provides numerous activities for engaging and teaching students with poetry.

Assessment of Spelling

Posted on 24/04/2023
This chapter, taken from Grace Oakley and Janet Fellowes' 'A Closer Look at Spelling in the Primary Classroom', investigates assessment purposes and strategies for spelling, providing a case study.

Text analysis: Preparing for narrative text study before teaching in the classroom

Posted on 24/04/2023
This chapter, taken from Bronwyn Parkin and Helen Harper's 'Teaching with Intent 2', provides an invaluable walkthrough of the text analysis process.

Just One Bee

Posted on 22/05/2022
In the teachers’ guide to the 2022 CBCA Short List, an Australian Curriculum: English unit of work for Year 4, with links to Arts (Drama), Science and HASS

Types of literary texts—with Dr Lorraine McDonald

Posted on 24/11/2021
Join us in conversation with Dr Lorraine McDonald, author of the essential PETAA reference text 'A Literature Companion for Teachers', as she takes us on a tour of the diverse literary smorgasbord of children’s books.