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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Focused PD: 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 – December 30, 2022
Where: ON DEMAND
Focused PD : 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 – December 30, 2022
Where: ON DEMAND
Focused PD: 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 – December 30, 2022
Where: ON DEMAND
Online: Launching spelling through reading and writing
Presented by Robyn Wild. While most Foundation 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 texts. This course is designed for teachers F-3... Details
When: June 20 – July 18, 2022
Where: Online