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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.

The purpose of Low and High Order...

Found this quotation from Heap which summarises some important goals of Literate Orientation stages. Substitute 'Literate Orientation' for 'comprehension lessons':

Reflections on using Accelerated...

This reflection was written by Eloisa Lytton-Hitchens after she attended an introductory Accelerated Literacy course in Sydney earlier this year. 

ALPAA Conference Call for Papers

The ALPAA National Conference will be held in Adelaide in October. Download the flier.  Download the Call for Papers.

Welcome to 2015

Dear ALPAA members, Welcome to 2015.  A special welcome to members who have joined this year. Here is the news so far.   Text notes The text notes for February are Red Dog by Louis Berniere. They are suitable for Middle Years’ students. Text notes for March will be up soon.   Introduction to...

Teaching position available in NT

Tennant Creek Primary School is looking for a quality Year 3 teacher, preferably but not necessarily Accelerated Literacy trained. For further information, please contact principal Fiona McLoughlin Tel 0434 152 553 Email fiona.mcloughlin@ntschools.net.

Using scaffolded pedagogy in Secondary...

The Maningrida CSC Secondary Boys' class has been studying the effects of cyclone Monica on the community. They used this topic to write biographical recounts. The four examples below, provided by teacher Tim Delphine, demonstrate how a teacher can ensure appropriate levels of scaffold for each...

ALPAA members present at International...

Congratulations Jennifer Wills, Senior Education Officer with Catholic Education in Queensland, who has been accepted to present at the International Reading Association Conference in St Louis in July on her Master's research 'Teaching the Language of School to remote Indigenous students,' based on...

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