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New teaching notes for April

Our new teaching notes this month are for ‘Nanberry’, a novel by Jackie French. It is a historical fiction set in the earliest years of European settlement in Australia and it explores the complex life of an Aboriginal boy caught between the two worlds of his Eora people and his adoptive English...

ALPAA Twilights: Refining...

The third workshop in the ALPAA Twilight Series was posted on Wednesday 26th March. This workshop and the accompanying materials is available to ALPAA members. Once you have logged in, you will see the new post under the Professional Development heading. 

Our March teaching notes are here

Check out the latest additions to our collection of teaching notes in the Members area. Our most recent addition is the notes for 'Hatchet', an adventure story of a 13 year old boy's quest for survival in the remote country of northern Canada.  Last month we also added notes for 'The Lost Button' ...

ALPAA Twilights: Refining AL pedagogy:...

The second workshop in the ALPAA Twilight Series was posted on Wednesday 12th March. This workshop and the accompanying materials is available to ALPAA members. Once you have logged in, you will see the new post under the Professional Development heading. 

Our new professional development series...

The ALPAA Twilight series, Refinements in Accelerated Literacy began at the end of February.  The sessions are presented by Bronwyn Parkin, from the Accelerated Literacy community in South Australia. Each session comes in the form of a link to a video recording and downloadable resources for the...

Seeking members' input

The school year has well and truly started now and you will have many useful observations to share about your teaching experience. We would like your input! Please join our discussion board. We have some interesting threads running at the moment about various topics, including spelling, teaching...

Our students

Emily Ferry is a Year 6 student at Christies Beach Primary School in Adelaide’s southern suburbs. The school has been using Accelerated Literacy pedagogy for several years. In English, Emily’s class has been studying ‘In Flanders Field’ by Norman Jorgensen. Her teacher shared a poem reflecting on...

A word from Dr Brian Gray

View Dr Brian Gray's address here.

Congratulations from Dr Paul Hughes,...

Congratulations on the launch of your new association and website. As you would know, Accelerated Literacy pedagogy was originally developed for use in remote Aboriginal schools, and, when well implemented, showed promise for improving the literacy outcomes of their learners.

A word from Wendy Cowey

Today is a very exciting one for me both personally and professionally, as the Manager, Resources and Professional Development, National Accelerated Literacy Program when it operated from Charles Darwin University. Personally, I have enjoyed working on the development of the teaching method at a...

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