Accelerated Literacy Practitioners' Association Australia


Brainwaves Forum 1

DOn't forget, our first Brainwaves forum begins next Monday, 30th May, featuring a paper written by Dr Brian Gray. It's not too late to register. If you would like to take part, register here. 

New text notes: Animal Farm

From time to time, as they become available, ALPAA publishes text notes for teachers of various year levels. This month we offer the notes for 'Animal Farm' by George Orwell. You can find the notes by following the trail from the 'Resources' dropdown at the top of the home page. 

Announcing 'Brainwaves': our...

ALPAA is pleased to offer a series of three online discussion forums for 2016. After a successful symposium held in Adelaide alongside the ALPAA national conference last year, requests were made for further brain food for practitioners who want to engage with the theory. Brainwaves is the result....

The story of Driver

A note from Wendy Cowey: Teachers might be interested to know that the story of Driver from the book Animal Heroes by Anthony Hill is going out of print. Teaching notes on Driver appear in the notes section of this website and are particularly appropriate for upper primary classes with Anzac Day...

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...