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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