Words'Worth vol 49, 2016

Number 1 contains the following articles:

Editorial page 2 - Dr Stewart Riddle

ETAQ Patron's message - Prof Catherine Beavis - page 3

President's report 2015-16 - Fiona Laing - page 4

Secretary's report - Bronwyn Darben - page 7

Start a Rewarding New Relationship with Australian Literature - Philip Jenkinson - page 14

The Robots are Coming for Your Job! Why Digital Literacy is so important for the jobs of the future - Dr Stewart Riddle - page 17

A Story of Practice - Truth on Probation - Patsy Norton, Angela Mason, Elizabeth Burridge, Peter Blakelock - page 19

An Essay that Sparked an Educational Renaissance - Natalie Kennedy - page 24

Grammar in Context: Improving the Academic Writing of EAL/D Learners in Queesland State schools - Melanie Wild - page 28

Some Views on Grammar Teaching - Garry Collins - page 33

Silent Companion, A poem by Patsy Norton - page 38

English Multimodal Resource: A World of Stories - Danielle Crocker -  page 39

ETAQ Member Survey - page 42

Book reviews by Melissa Blacklock, Tamara Broughton, Melanie Currie, Veronica McDermott, Emma Monfries

 

Number 2 contains the following articles

Editorial - Stewart Riddle - page 2

Senior Syllabuses Draft 1: English, Essential English, Literature, English as an Additional Language, Submission to QCAA - page 3

Learning Journal: Senior Phase English Curriculum - Mark Keidge - page 8

The English Teacher, the Modern Prometheus - Dr Stewart Riddle - page 14

Capitalising on Curiosity with the Duchess. Some suggestions for Teaching Robert Browning's poem My Last Duchess, Part 1 - Garry Collins - page 16

Teacher Collaboration and an ActionThriller Series -  The Solution to a Common Problem - Patsy Norton, Roseanne Cavallaro, Elizabeth Burridge and Steve Andrew - page 25

Helping Teachers understand Their Role in the Teaching of the Astralian Curriculum English - Annette Curnow - page 32

2015 Literary Competition - Entries in Section A with judges' comments. - page 42

 

Number 3 contains the following articles

Editorial - Stewart Riddle

Peter Botsman Award presentation to Grace Loyden

How can English Encourage Students to be the Change They Want to See in the World? - Emma Michael

The Five Most Common Problems in Teaching Oral Communication Skills - Kevin Ryan and Adrian Pauley

Capitalising on Curiosity with Duchess - Part 2, Garry Collins

Adelaide 2016: Neoliberal Policies - Anne Wood

Adelaide 2016: Weft and Warp - Estelle Deshon

Young Adult Fiction - Sophie Johnson

A Pre-service Teacher's Pedagogical Perspective - Samuel Yeats

2015 Literary Competition - Sections B - E

Words'Worth vol 49 no 3

Upcoming Events

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


Masterclass - Unit 4

This event will provide participants with the opportunity to explore the syllabus for semester 4 in detail. English and Literature will be offered on Day One; English will be repeated on DayTwo together with EALD and Essential English. Participants may register for one day or both. Program will be available on Thursday 13 September. R...

Category:   Seminar
Start Time:   9:00 AM
Date:   Saturday 20th October 2018
Venue:   QUT, Kelvin Grove
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:   Saturday 27th October 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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