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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

Systematic and explicit phonics instruction

Posted on 14/05/2024
This chapter, taken from award-winning text 'The alphabetic principle and beyond', looks at systematic and explicit phonics instruction in the primary classroom.

Bowerbird Blues

Posted on 24/04/2024
A unit of work for Year 1 on the gorgeous picturebook Bowerbird Blues by Aura Parker, including cross curriculum links to Science and Geography.

Assessment of Spelling

Posted on 19/03/2024
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.

Frank's Red Hat

Posted on 8/01/2024
A unit of work for Year 3-4 from the 2023 CBCA Shortlist linking to the Australian Curriculum: English, Science, The Arts (Drama), HPE and the Personal and Social Capability.

Nedingar (Ancestors)

Posted on 24/12/2023
A unit of work for Year 3 on the dual language picturebook Nedingar: Ancestors by Isobel Bevis and Leanne Zilm, including cross curriculum links to HPE and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures.