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Text notes please

The ALPAA text note writers welcome requests for text notes from members. We can't promise that yours will be chosen for the next month's text notes, but your requests will be taken into consideration. Requests can be made through the Discussion Forum. Click on 'Members' in the top menu, then '...

Reading Australia website

Looking for quality Australian texts for your AL teaching sequence? The Copyright Agency of Australia has developed a website Reading Australia which recommends valuable Australian texts from Early Childhood to young adults. In many cases they include teacher resources (which may or may not be...

ALPAA Conference Program now out

The final program for the 1st national ALPAA Conference  Scaffolding for Success, to be held in Adelaide from 1-2 October, is now published. It has been sent to all ALPAA members, and can be downloaded here.Early Bird registrations have been extended until July 26th, so register now. The...

July Update

June's text notes, downloadable for ALPAA members, are focused on a 'macrogenre'; i.e. a text that  has two or more important purposes. Eyes and vision is a text that both informs and explains. Such texts are typical of the Middle Years, when students are required to present more complex thought in...

Accelerated Literacy Service Providers

A list of service providers available to deliver Accelerated Literacy professional development has been added to the website. It can be downloaded here. 

Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's...

This is an idea for an activity you might like to try.  In September, 2014, Wendy Cowey observed Denise Mitchell, a Year 1 teacher at Tennant Creek Primary School, teach a lesson based on the book Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy (by Lynley Dodd).

'Seven great teaching methods not...

'Seven great teaching methods not backed up by evidence': how does this perspective fit with the theories behind scaffolding and the Accelerated Literacy teaching sequence?

Fraser Park school gets its own...

Three classes at Fraser Park Primary School in Murray Bridge were studying duck stories: Farmer Duck. Magic Finger, and Alexander's Outing. Consultant Rose Ashton, in looking for a comparative text, found a poetry website, Poem Farm owned by poet Amy Ludwig VanDerwater. She wrote to Amy, asking for...

May's text notes

May's text notes vary from our usual narratives. They are written by Wendy Cowey for a short scientific report suitable for Year 3 level. 

April's text notes

Text notes for April are up: 'The Magic Finger' by Roald Dahl. This text is suitable for the transition from picture books to novels in Years 2-3.

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