Teaching resources

Quality online learning resources to support your learning environment

Bring riches to your classroom and teaching practice with PETAA’s ever-growing repository of member resources.

CBCA Units of work


Explore Old Worlds, New Worlds and Other Worlds in the PETAA teaching units created for 2021 shortlisted books in primary categories, or explore our Guides for previous years 2009 to 2020.

On Demand Webinars

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Check out the latest additions to PETAA's library of on demand webinars! They cover a wealth of topics relevant to teaching in English, language and literacies and feature literacy experts and published children's authors.

Online teaching support through COVID-19

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A go to page with supporting resources for schools and parents with students in self isolation or quarantine due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.

Whole School Units of Work

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Curriculum- and literature-based whole school units of work, scaffolded to multiple year groups and mapped to key learning areas .

PETAA Papers

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Celebrating 200 papers: Connecting research and practice by Marcelle Holliday. More

Project 40: Video essays


Video essays on a range of English and literacy topics, supported by key PETAA references — ideal for teachers' professional development and learning.

Lest We Forget: Units

Lest We Forget: An ANZAC Project

Classroom resources for PETAA members to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the ANZAC Landings at Gallipoli.

Literature singles: Units of work

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Literature singles have creative and curriculum-based activities using contemporary literature in the classroom

PETAA Book Extras

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Supporting digital resources for teachers using recently published PETAA publications.

English for the Australian Curriculum

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A national initiative, produced by teachers for teachers, with 12 media-rich units from Foundation to Year 10

English and HASS for global citizenship education

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15 units for Years 3–8 addressing cross-curriculum priorities in the Australian Curriculum and linked to the NSW syllabus

PETAA Inspiration

Inspirational talks for PETAA members

Inspirational talks for PETAA members feature Dr Misty Adoniou and Morris Gleitzman.

Resources for Reconciliation


Resources in one place for teaching and learning that relate to the cross-curriculum priority Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures

Resources for sustainability

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A page of teaching and classroom resources to help support sustainability (requires member access).

Author and illustrator school visits

Authors in Schools: The Guide

comprehensive guide for writers and valuable reference for educators and teachers

Authors in schools units of work

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Units of work with linked video conference excerpts of authors presenting in schools

More classroom resources

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Quick ideas and additional resources to support classroom practice, including iPad and Augmented reality apps for literacy learning and archived units of work.

Teacher Standards examples

AITSL standards for teachers and PETAA resources

Find PETAA resources mapped to the seven AITSL Teacher Standards.