Resources

Research paper released April 2017 on Teenagers reading habits is available here.

Resource based on film about singer/songwriter Paul Kelly

A "taster" of a free teaching resource being developed by ETANSW can be downloaded here Paul Kelly Resource Taster

New book co-edited by Catherine Beavis

A PDF flyer providing details of a new book entitled "Literacy in 3D: An integrated perspective in theory and practice" and co-edited by ETAQ Patron Professor Catherine Beavis can be downloaded here Literacy in 3D_v6_NO

Misuse of statistics re teacher performance

A paper on the misuse of statistics on teacher performance by newspapers and some education authorities is available here TeacherPerformanceAbusersOfStatistics. The author is Margaret Wu of Victoria University in Melbourne.

Recommended Class Texts

At our March 2010 seminar, teachers were asked to recommend texts that they use in their school.  They are listed in the files below.

New free resource for English teachers

A free new resource for English teachers is the Reading Australia website at www.readingaustralia.com.au

This valuable project has been initiated by the Copyright Agency and involves collaboration with the Australian Society of Authors (ASA), the Australian Association for the Teaching of English (AATE), the English Teachers Association NSW, and the Primary English Teaching Association Australia (PETAA).

It is planned that this project will be ongoing but the titles currently included in the secondary section are: Blackrock by Nick Enright, Cloudstreet by Tim Winton, Collected Poems 1943  1995, Gwen Harwood, Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta, My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin, Stasiland by Anna Funder, Swallow the Air by Tara June Winch, The Arrival by Shaun Tan, The Boat by Nam Le, The Tall Man by Chloe Hooper. For each title there are teaching resources including a critical essay. Some books in the primary section could also be useful in the lower secondary school

Upcoming Events

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.   ...

Start Time:   9:00 AM
Date:   Sunday 8th July 2018
Venue:   Perth


Grace Loyden & the new SATE

Grace Loyden will present a session on a aspects of the new SATE at Townsville Grammar School on Saturday 28th July 2018, starting at 9:00 am. Cost is $20 which is to be paid by the website. Download the flyer for all the details. ...

Category:   Seminar
Start Time:   9:00 AM
Date:   Saturday 28th July 2018
Venue:   Townsville Grammar School
Email Enquiries:   adminofficer@etaq.org.au


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 ...

Category:   Seminar
Start Time:   9:00 AM
Date:   Sunday 5th August 2018
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Venue:   Jam Corner Restaurant


State Conference 2018

State Conference in 2018 will address the theme Vision 2020: Seeing the future of English Teaching. Keynote speakers: Samuel Wagan Watson is an award-winning Indigenous poet and professional raconteur. Born in Brisbane in 1972, he is of Munanjali, Birri Gubba, German and Irish descent. Samuel's first collection of poems won the 19...

Category:   State Conference
Start Time:   8:00 AM
Date:   Saturday 18th August 2018
Venue:   Lourdes Hill School
Phone Enquiries:   0455 464 000
Email Enquiries:   adminofficer@etaq.org.au


Beginning Teachers Day

The Beginning Teachers Day this year will be held on Saturday 27 October at University of South Queensland (USQ) Springfield campus. This day is designed to meet the needs of pre-service teachers, those in their first five years of teaching and more experienced teachers who are new to teaching English. The program will be available on...

Category:   Seminar
Start Time:   9:00 AM
Date:   Thursday 13th September 2018
Venue:   Springfield Campus of USQ
Email Enquiries:   adminofficer@etaq.org.au


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English Educator of the week

Rachael Christopherson
Brisbane Girls Grammar School

Number of years teaching:
25.  12 years at BGGS

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

 

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