Words'Worth vol 49, 2016

Number 1 contains the following articles:

Editorial page 2 - Dr Stewart Riddle

ETAQ Patron's message - Prof Catherine Beavis - page 3

President's report 2015-16 - Fiona Laing - page 4

Secretary's report - Bronwyn Darben - page 7

Start a Rewarding New Relationship with Australian Literature - Philip Jenkinson - page 14

The Robots are Coming for Your Job! Why Digital Literacy is so important for the jobs of the future - Dr Stewart Riddle - page 17

A Story of Practice - Truth on Probation - Patsy Norton, Angela Mason, Elizabeth Burridge, Peter Blakelock - page 19

An Essay that Sparked an Educational Renaissance - Natalie Kennedy - page 24

Grammar in Context: Improving the Academic Writing of EAL/D Learners in Queesland State schools - Melanie Wild - page 28

Some Views on Grammar Teaching - Garry Collins - page 33

Silent Companion, A poem by Patsy Norton - page 38

English Multimodal Resource: A World of Stories - Danielle Crocker -  page 39

ETAQ Member Survey - page 42

Book reviews by Melissa Blacklock, Tamara Broughton, Melanie Currie, Veronica McDermott, Emma Monfries

 

Number 2 contains the following articles

Editorial - Stewart Riddle - page 2

Senior Syllabuses Draft 1: English, Essential English, Literature, English as an Additional Language, Submission to QCAA - page 3

Learning Journal: Senior Phase English Curriculum - Mark Keidge - page 8

The English Teacher, the Modern Prometheus - Dr Stewart Riddle - page 14

Capitalising on Curiosity with the Duchess. Some suggestions for Teaching Robert Browning's poem My Last Duchess, Part 1 - Garry Collins - page 16

Teacher Collaboration and an ActionThriller Series -  The Solution to a Common Problem - Patsy Norton, Roseanne Cavallaro, Elizabeth Burridge and Steve Andrew - page 25

Helping Teachers understand Their Role in the Teaching of the Astralian Curriculum English - Annette Curnow - page 32

2015 Literary Competition - Entries in Section A with judges' comments. - page 42

 

Number 3 contains the following articles

Editorial - Stewart Riddle

Peter Botsman Award presentation to Grace Loyden

How can English Encourage Students to be the Change They Want to See in the World? - Emma Michael

The Five Most Common Problems in Teaching Oral Communication Skills - Kevin Ryan and Adrian Pauley

Capitalising on Curiosity with Duchess - Part 2, Garry Collins

Adelaide 2016: Neoliberal Policies - Anne Wood

Adelaide 2016: Weft and Warp - Estelle Deshon

Young Adult Fiction - Sophie Johnson

A Pre-service Teacher's Pedagogical Perspective - Samuel Yeats

2015 Literary Competition - Sections B - E

Words'Worth vol 49 no 3

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March Seminar 2018 - Text List Crash Course

2018 will see the launch of our Vision 2020 series of professional development events. An outline of the program for 2018 is now available The theme for the March Seminar  is Text List Crash Course. You are invited to explore, with the guidance of experts, a selection of texts from the recently released text list. ...

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Townsville Breakfast Book Club

Grace Loyden is organising a series of Breakfast Book Clubs starting at 9:00 am on: Sunday 11 February - Burial Rites by Hannah Kent Sunday 21 April - The White Earth by Andrew McGahan Sunday 5 August - Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood Sunday 28 October - We are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler ...

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This event will allow participants to explore the syllabus and teaching strategies in detail for semester 3. Day one will deal with English and Literature, while day two will repeat the English sessions and also offer EALD and English Essentials. The Date Claimer gives further details of the program. Program will be available on 11 Ap...

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AATE/ALEA CONFERENCE 2018

THE ART OF ENGLISH language  -  literature  -  literacy The AATE/ALEA English Literacy National Conference 2018 will be held in Perth from 8 July - 11 July 2018. Download the flyer here, or go to the website englishliteracyconference.com.au for all the latest information.   ...

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Brisbane Girls Grammar School

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Where else have you taught?
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Mt Alvernia College, Kedron (all girls)
Downlands College, Toowoomba (co-ed boarding with Ag Studies programme)

 

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