Accelerated Literacy Practitioners' Association Australia


NSW Professional Development...

EFFECTIVE TEACHING Accelerated Literacy Consultancy is offering BOSTES registered ENGLISH courses and NETWORK MEETINGS throught 2016. For full details, click here. For further information, please contact Bernadette Thorne. 

Thanks Roald Dahl

“So Matilda’s strong young mind continued to grow, nurtured by the voices of all those authors who had sent their books out into the world like ships on the sea. These books gave Matilda a hopeful and comforting message: You are not alone.” (Roald Dahl, Matilda)

Big Rain Coming: from Maningrida CEC...

Maningrida CEC Transition class (1st year of school) has been studying 'Big Rain Coming' by Katrina Germein. Click here to view their reading and response to the text. Thanks to class teacher Alice Eather.

November's teaching notes

Teaching notes for October have been posted. They are for 'Spiders or Sports Day', a literary recount by Bronwyn parkin. The  story is suitable for about Year 3.

ALPAA 2016 PD calendar

The 2016 ALPAA Professional Development calendar is now on the website. It can be downloaded here. Contact people for further information are listed at the bottom of the calendar. 

October's teaching notes

Teaching notes for October have been posted. They are for 'Amos and Boris', a heartwarming, fable like story by William Steig. The story includes simple emotive illustrations, also by William Steig. The content is suitable for Year 3 upwards, but the language is challenging, and would be probably...

September's text notes

September's text notes are for 'Snail Trail' by Ruth Brown. The book is suitable for preschool to the second year of school.

ALPAA Scaffolding for Success national...

Our inaugural national conference, Scaffolding for success was held in Adelaide on 1-2 October. It was indeed a great success, thanks to the 60 members who attended. We had members from the Kimberley in WA, Maningrida in NT, Nyangatjatarra College in the NT, Ingham in Queensland, as well as other...

ALPAA Annual General Meeting 2015

A successful annual general meeting was held at the close of Day 1 of our national conference in October in Adelaide.  The chairperson's annual report can be found here. The treasurer's annual report can be found here. 

What is prosody?

Many participants at 'Introduction to Accelerated Literacy' are unclear about what prosody is, and why it should be an important reading goal. Here is a useful link from the Science of Learning blog which gives a good overview: