Reading Courses

Reading is a complex process of making meaning from texts. It is one of the receptive language modes:  as readers engage with texts, they process words, symbols or actions to derive and/or construct meaning. Reading includes interpreting, critically analysing and reflecting upon the meaning of a wide range of written and visual, print and non-print texts. 

These PETAA courses cover a range of skills, knowledge and understandings to assist primary school educators in the teaching of this complex process, and focus on meaning making – drawing on students’ knowledge about the world and the topic, as well as the ways that text structure, grammatical choices and illustrations in the text contribute to intended and inferred meanings. 

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ON DEMAND : Reading Comprehension for Years F-2
For STAFF MEETINGS! Presented online by Dr Bronwyn Parkin. Comprehending written text is the purpose of reading. Yet comprehension, and particularly the ability of students to infer, is an ongoing concern for many teachers.  This is the first of three online seminars focussing on different year levels: F-2,3-4, 5-6.

When: March 30, 2022 – April 6, 2023
Where: ON DEMAND
ON DEMAND: Reading Comprehension for Years  3-4
For STAFF MEETINGS! Presented by Dr Bronwyn Parkin. Comprehending written text is the purpose of reading. Yet comprehension, and particularly the ability of students to infer, is an ongoing concern for many teachers.  This is the second of three online seminars focussing on different year levels: F-2,3-4, 5-6.

When: March 30, 2022 – April 6, 2023
Where: ON DEMAND
ON DEMAND: Reading Comprehension  for Years 5-6
For STAFF MEETINGS! Presented by Dr Bronwyn Parkin. Comprehending written text is the purpose of reading. Yet comprehension, and particularly the ability of students to infer, is an ongoing concern for many teachers.  This is the third of three online seminars focussing on different year levels: F-2,3-4, 5-6.

When: March 30, 2022 – April 6, 2023
Where: ON DEMAND
Online: You're teaching Kindergarten? Reading 2
Creating readers in Kindergarten/ Foundation, presented by Robyn Wild. Will you be teaching Foundation/Kindergarten in 2022? Perfect for all Foundation/ Kindergarten and Early Childhood teachers, this a series of three short workshops which can be completed as a series or as single events.

When: November 13 – December 5, 2022
Where: Online
ON DEMAND WEBINAR: Reading Writing Prompts
Reading Writing Prompts: Making the most out of picture prompts for composing narrative

Presented by: Katherine Bates. 

About the webinar:

Are your students prepared to read images in the visual prompts provided in writing assessment contexts? This webinar demonstrates how students provided with opportunities to develop skills in examining snapshot visual narratives may... Details
When: December 1, 2022 – April 6, 2023
Where: ON DEMAND WEBINAR

ON DEMAND WEBINAR - Teaching Grammar Easily and Effectively
Teaching grammar easily and effectively

Presented by: Rod Campbell

About the webinar:
How can teachers use the language and experiences that children bring to their learning in order to understand and use metalinguistic terms like clause, phrase, and the parts of speech when talking about texts? In this webinar, Rod Campbell shows how to develop and strengthen this... Details
When: December 1, 2022 – April 6, 2023
Where: ON DEMAND WEBINAR

ON DEMAND WEBINAR: The Strathclyde Three Domain model
The Strathclyde Three Domain model: Rethinking the pedagogic process

Presented by: Professor Sue Ellis (UK)

About the webinar:
 Why is literacy so hard to get right? Professor Sue Ellis from Strathclyde University Scotland, co-author of the influential Joseph Rowntree Foundation report on Closing The Attainment Gap In Scottish Education, shares her tried-and-tested theory ... Details
When: December 1, 2022 – April 6, 2023
Where: ON DEMAND WEBINAR

2023 TWILIGHT F2F: You're teaching Kindergarten? 2 - Reading
You're Teaching Kindergarten? It's child's play! PART 2 Creating readers in Kindergarten/ Foundation. Presented by Robyn Wild. Will you be teaching Kindergarten/Foundation in 2023? This is a series of three short workshops which can be completed as a series or as single events.

When: March 7, 2023
Where: NEWTOWN
2023 ONLINE: You're teaching Kindergarten? 2 - Reading
Presented by Robyn Wild.  Creating readers in Kindergarten/ Foundation. Will you be teaching Foundation/Kindergarten in 2022? Perfect for all Foundation/ Kindergarten and Early Childhood teachers, this a series of three short workshops which can be completed as a series or as single events.

When: March 20 – April 10, 2023
Where: ONLINE
2023 ONLINE: Launching spelling through reading and writing
Presented by Robyn Wild. While most Kindergarten teachers don’t use formal spelling programs or include weekly Friday dictations into their literacy routines, the teaching of spelling is their core business. So, what are they doing? Join us while we see and hear how children are introduced to words, letters and letter patterns during shared reading and shared and interactive writing, and then use this information as they create their own... Details
When: July 17 – August 14, 2023
Where: ONLINE