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

Short Stories - Year 11

Emma Monfries and Kiri Lucas will present some practical activities and observations from Unit 2: Texts and Culture.  With these activities, students can conceptualise in concrete ways the relationship between place and culture, for example, through layered maps, and to convey this in texts such as short stories.  Students can a...

Start Time:   9:00 AM
Date:   Saturday 15th February 2020
Venue:   Ryan Catholic College
Email Enquiries:   trish.purcell@bigpond.com


An Afternoon with Christine Hills

The Darling Downs Branch will present an Afternoon with Christine Hills and the Collins Writing Program on Wednesday, 26 February, 2020. Afternoon tea will be served from 3:15 to 3:45 pm. This workshop will allow teachers and school leaders an opportunity to: Explore elements of grammar that are central to good writing and align w...

Category:   Seminar
Start Time:   3:15 PM
Date:   Wednesday 26th February 2020
Venue:   St Ursula's - Toowoomba
Email Enquiries:   trish.purcell@bigpond.com


March Seminar 2020: Diving Deep into Story

Literature is the lifeblood of the English classroom and we all endeavour to make our classrooms creative spaces, helping students to experience the pleasures of responding to and creating literature. This seminar will explore diverse ideas related to creativity in English. The keynote address will be presented by Assoc. Professor Kim Wil...

Category:   Seminar
Start Time:   8:10 AM
Date:   Saturday 21st March 2020
Venue:   Griffith University TBC
Phone Enquiries:   0455464000


Tony Hytch presents

Tony will present a session on getting students assessment ready for Essential English. Further details are on the flyer.

 

Category:   Seminar
Start Time:   9:00 AM
Date:   Saturday 2nd May 2020
Venue:   Pimlico High School


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.  For those who are interested in offering a presentati...

Category:   Seminar
Start Time:   9:00 AM
Date:   Saturday 9th May 2020
Venue:   To be confirmed


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Lindsay Williams and the Analytical Essay

 

This session will be repeated at Aquinas College on Tuesday 28 April 2020.

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