Words'Worth Vol 47, number 1, published in March 2014 contains the following articles:

ETAQ's Patron's message, Professor Catherine Beavis;

President's address to the 2014 AGM, Garry Collins;

Meet Your New President, Fiona Laing;

Singing the same song: Modelling writing in the English classroom, Kate Townsend;

Australia Day Honour for ETAQ foundation member Paul Sherman;

For Mike Connors, John Acutt;

A Bushranger's Story - Part 2, Garry Collins;

Secretary's Report;

Nurturing Empathy in the English Classroom, Ian Hamilton;

The Ultimate Shakesperience part Two: "The Globe Itself", Natalie Fong;

Exploring Sustainability in Literature for the Australian Curriculum, Anita Jetnikoff and Melissa Kelly;

2013 Literary Competition Winning Entries (Section A - Years 11 & 12);

Issues facing students in coneptualising and planning before writing, Patsy Norton.

 

Words'Worth Vol 47, number 2 published in July 2014 contains the following articles:

Editorial - Stewart Riddle

ETAQ Patron's message - Professor Catherine Beavis

What the Dickens is a Wall E YouTube clip doing in a unit on Victorian literature? What has 19th century photographic realism got to do with Andy Mulligan's novel Trash about a dumpsite boy? Is that Jane Eyre wearing Dolce and Gabbana?! - Jennifer Alford, Faculty of Education, QUT

Responding to Literature: accessible texts for reluctant  readers - Anita Jetnikoff and Melissa Kelly

The importance of technoliteracies in the digital age - Amy Jays, Pre-service teacher

Rites of Passage: Coming of Age in Year 10 English - John Acutt, Head of Department Ipswich Grammar School

Poetic technique poem - Thomas Langford

2013 Literary Competition entries and judges' reports sections B to E

 

Words'Worth Vol 47, no 3, published in October 2014 features presentations and stories from the Annual State Conference held in August. 

Editorial - Stewart Riddle

Great Expectations: stability and change in English teaching: the teacher as chameleon - Dr Anita Jetnikoff (QUT)

Katie Lipka Botsman Award Citation

Katie Lipka's Response

Paul Sherman Citation - Life Membership Award 2014

ETAQ State Conference - Camilla Meyers

Looking back, moving forward: Sweating on the achievement standards of the Australian Curriculum: English - Julie Arnold and Ray McGuire

Expectations Met: ETAQ 2014 State Conference - Danielle Grove

I love English: Remembering what it is that makes English teachers love their subject in a time of national reform. - Grace Loyden

About suffering: Some suggestions for teaching W,H, Auden's poem Musee des Beaux Arts - Garry Collins

State Conference Reflections - John Thomas

Identity InterRupted: Representations of adolescent identity - Hannah Eldridge and Holly Stiles, QUT

From  a sky in July, 2014 - Paul Sherman

A top Time in the Top End: Highlights of the 2014 AATE/ALEA Conference - Natalie Fong

Book Review: Love Poems 2013 - Peta Egan

 

 

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This event will allow participants to explore the syllabus and teaching strategies in detail for semester 3. A Unit plan for English  Unit 3 for use in  English on Saturday 19 May and Sunday 20 is now available.  Day one will deal with English and Literature, while day two will repeat the English sessions and also offer...

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Grammar Day 2018

A half day grammar workshop will be presented by Garry Collins at the Springfield Campus of The University of Southern Queensland on Saturday 9th June, 2018. As the venue can accommodate 72, registration will close when we reach that number or Monday 4th June, 2018. If you wish to come, you are advised to register early. For all the d...

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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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Date:   Sunday 8th July 2018
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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
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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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Date:   Sunday 5th August 2018
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