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

Diving Deep into External Assessment

Student and teacher events: Diving Deep into the Analytical Essay Pre-recorded materials open to registered participants from 3pm,  with live discussion in half hour blocks from 4pm - 5:30pm. Live discussions will primarily relate to Writing the Analytical Essay, but students will be free to ask questions about their selected texts. ...

Category:   Student (and teacher) Event
Start Time:   3:00 PM
Date:   Wednesday 9th September 2020
Venue:   Online
Phone Enquiries:   0455464000
Email Enquiries:   trish.purcell@bigpond.com


Diving Deep into the Analytical Essay for teachers

The Teacher workshop  Teachers can view the webinar session Preparing Students for the EA on Saturday morning then participate in our live discussion. Or you can choose to run your own workshops later.  Pre-recorded material will be available from 9am on Saturday 12th September and will remain available until the examination wee...

Category:   Workshop
Start Time:   9:00 AM
Date:   Saturday 12th September 2020
Venue:   Online
Phone Enquiries:   0455464000
Email Enquiries:   trish.purcell@bigpond.com


SCCC Resource sharing

Andrew Snee and the Senior English staff at  Southern Cross Catholic College would like to share some of the teaching strategies and modelling/scaffolding resources that have been implemented and devised for the demands of general English. From analysing representations of prejudice and alienation in literary texts to creating engaging im...

Category:   Seminar
Start Time:   9:00 AM
Date:   Saturday 17th October 2020
Venue:   Southern Cross Catholic College


Early Career Conference 2020: Diving Deep into Teaching

This event for teachers in their first firve years of teaching and those who are new to the teaching of English will submerge you in a new, colourful, and enchanting world where you can engage with your peers. it is also a 'not to be missed' event for preservice teachers.  This event is being re-scheduled for Saturday 24 Octo...

Category:   Seminar
Start Time:   9:00 AM
Date:   Saturday 24th October 2020
Venue:   Wynnum SHS
Venue Address:   25 Peel Street, MANLY


State Conference 2020: Diving Deep

With a heavy heart we announce that due to Covid-19 restrictions, the State Conference will not he held this year. Jeffrey Wilhelm, AATE visiting fellow and Professor of English Education from Boise State University will present a keynote address 'Reading Unbound: The Power of Pleasure Reading'. Dr Sally Humphrey, ACU Mel...

Category:   State Conference
Start Time:   9:00 AM
Date:   Sunday 15th August 2021
Venue:   Lourdes Hill School


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