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Accelerated Literacy Practitioners' Association Australia

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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...

Christmas greetings

Dear ALPAA members, 

Technologically minded members?

This is a request for input from members who play around with technology to support Transformations. We've had a couple of requests on our General discussion forum for ideas for web or phone apps that students could use to do their own transformations, and also a request for any ideas for doing...

Nice example of a literate discussion...

Paula Fahey is a Year 2 classroom teacher from Fraser Park Primary School in Murray Bridge. The enrolment is 95% Aboriginal. She sent us this anecdote:

Latest notes: The Snake and the Boy

Thanks to Wendy Cowey for putting together our latest teaching notes, for the 'The Snake and the Boy' by Azmin Sebastian.  If you are working with young children (Kindergarten and Year 1), we hope you will enjoy teaching this story.

Text notes up for August

The text notes offered for August are written for Fox, a picture book written by Margaret Wild for Primary and Middle School students, with strong illustrations by Ron Brooks. 

Studying 'Pannikin and Pinta...

  Earlier this year Wendy Cowey visited Tennant Creek Primary School and observed teachers Tracey Sant and Paul McLoughlin working on Colin Thiele’s ‘Pannikin and Pinta’. Wendy writes:

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