Publications

An EAL/D Handbook cover depicting a child readingAn EAL/D Handbook:
Teaching and learning across the curriculum when English is an additional language or dialect

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 Derewinaka 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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Multi-modal castle on book cover by Daniel Gray-BarnettInvestigating Model Texts for Learning, by Sally Humphrey and Emma Vale

Investigating Model Texts for Learning is designed to support teachers in utilising model texts to achieve a range of key learning goals across the primary curriculum. By examining model texts across a range of year groups and types, you’ll learn how to identify language and image patterns for context; be guided in selecting, composing and analysing model texts for the primary classroom, and explore ways to integrate literacies in curriculum instruction and assessment.

Cover artwork is by illustrator Daniel Gray-Barnett.

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Standing on a book, coverExploring How Texts Work: Second Edition

The 30th anniversary edition of a PETAA classic by Professor Beverly Derewianka investigates how texts work to achieve their purposes. We venture beyond the surface, into the structure and language features of different genres, and explore how they make meaning. Our quest is to find useful ways of talking about language in the classroom and to use this common understanding to compose effective texts.

The second edition of Exploring How Texts Work, now on sale includes a new preface by Professor Beverly Derewianka and foreword by Associate Professor Pauline Jones, as well as freshly updated sample units of work.

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Enhancing teachers’ expertise, understandings and professional knowledge with research-based resources

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Since 1972 PETAA has provided the teaching community with high quality and academically rigorous professional learning publications and resources that have supported educators’ expertise, professional knowledge and leadership in the teaching of English and literacies across the curriculum.

Working with leading educators and drawing upon recent and relevant research, PETAA delivers a range of printed, digital and online publications and resources, which have an underlying research/theoretical framework, are grounded in quality pedagogy and feature best classroom teaching and learning practice.


‘My love affair with PETAA books began when I was a secondary school teacher and that was over 20 years ago. Since then, I've been a primary teacher and a teacher educator. Regardless of my role, PETAA books have been exceptionally useful.’ Robyn Henderson (Associate Professor), School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood, University of Southern Queensland.

Members who automatically receive print copies of three books to which they are entitled, now also have the option of requesting the ePub version for those same books as they are released. Please email info@petaa.edu.au if you wish to have the ePub version download links sent to you.

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PETAA members receive three PETAA books and three PETAA Papers annually. New publications and units of work in the annual teacher's guide to the CBCA shortlist are just some of the entitlements of membership, including a 35% discount on publications and professional learning.

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An EAL/D HandbookHelen Harper and Susan Feez12/7/2020$29.25$44.95View/BuyPET125PEN
An EAL/D Handbook ePubHelen Harper and Susan Feez11/23/2020$21.90$33.70View/BuyPET125EDIGITALPUB
Reading models: putting the jigsaw togetherBronwyn Parkin11/23/2020$3.50$7.00View/BuyPP221PEN
Investigating Model Texts for LearningSally Humphrey, Emma Vale11/10/2020$25.95$39.95View/BuyPET124BOOK
Investigating Model Texts for Learning - ePubSally Humphrey, Emma Vale11/10/2020$19.45$29.95View/BuyPET124EDIGITAL
PP219: Exploring Explanations: the why and how of thingsKatina Zammit7/1/2020$3.50$7.00View/BuyPP219PEN
Exploring how texts work 2nd edition — ePubBeverly Derewianka3/30/2020$19.45$29.95View/BuyPET123EDIGITAL
Exploring How Texts Work 2nd editionBeverly Derewianka3/29/2020$25.95$39.95View/BuyPET123BOOK
PP218: Rocks in the head: Children and the language of ...Beverly Derewianka3/28/2020$3.50$7.00View/BuyPP218PEN
Macquarie University Assigned Text SpecialBeverly Derewianka2/17/2020$35.95$35.95View/BuyPETSET009BOOK
Notre Dame Assigned Book SetLeading researchers and educators12/18/2019$120.00$120.00View/BuyPETSET007BOOK
Notre Dame Assigned Book Set ePubLeading researchers and educators12/18/2019$95.00$95.00View/BuyPETSET008DIGITAL
Student/Graduate starter packLeading researchers and educators12/7/2019$120.00$120.00View/BuyPETSET006BOOK
PP217: Writing the future: Authors in Schools projectTracey Grice12/7/2019$3.50$7.00View/BuyPP217PEN
Standing on a book: Stories from classrooms around AustraliaPETAA12/6/2019$21.50$32.95View/BuyPET122BOOK
Standing on a Book — ePubPETAA12/6/2019$18.50$24.70View/BuyPET122EDIGITAL
Get into Grammar resource packLeading researchers and educators11/20/2019$60.00$60.00View/BuyPETSET004BOOK
Teaching with Intent 2: Literature-based literacyDr Bronwyn Parkin, Dr Helen Harper9/30/2019$29.25$44.95View/BuyPET121BOOK
Teaching with Intent 2 — ePubDr Bronwyn Parkin, Dr Helen Harper9/30/2019$21.90$33.70View/BuyPET121EDIGITAL
PP216 Writing beyond the classroom using the community as ..Adam Hall9/30/2019$3.50$7.00View/BuyPP216PEN
PP215:Let's write a unitMichael Murray & Dr Lorraine Beveridge6/20/2019$3.50$7.00View/BuyPP215PEN
Writing the futureKaye Lowe5/19/2019$25.95$39.95View/BuyPET120BOOK
Writing the future ePubKaye Lowe5/19/2019$19.45$29.95View/BuyPET120EDIGITAL
Notre Dame PETAA Paper SETVarious Authors4/10/2019$14.00$14.00View/BuyPPSET001PEN
PETAA Special Delivery Online: Supporting struggling readersKaye Lowe4/4/2019$2000.00$2000.00View/BuyPSD004BOOK