Accelerated Literacy Practitioners' Association Australia


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...

September's text notes

September's text notes are for 'Snail Trail' by Ruth Brown. The book is suitable for preschool to the second year of school.

ALPAA Scaffolding for Success national...

Our inaugural national conference, Scaffolding for success was held in Adelaide on 1-2 October. It was indeed a great success, thanks to the 60 members who attended. We had members from the Kimberley in WA, Maningrida in NT, Nyangatjatarra College in the NT, Ingham in Queensland, as well as other...

ALPAA Annual General Meeting 2015

A successful annual general meeting was held at the close of Day 1 of our national conference in October in Adelaide.  The chairperson's annual report can be found here. The treasurer's annual report can be found here. 

What is prosody?

Many participants at 'Introduction to Accelerated Literacy' are unclear about what prosody is, and why it should be an important reading goal. Here is a useful link from the Science of Learning blog which gives a good overview:

September update

August text notes, written by Wendy Cowey, are for 'Driver, the puppy who went to war' by A Hill. It is  a heart-warming historical recount, and will fit with the Australian Curriculum History, years 4-6. They can be downloaded from the ALPAA website. (There seems to be an animal theme emerging...

July text notes

July's text notes are Primary level (interest level Years 4-6), for the book Out of the Spinifex. It is the first of the trilogy Bilby's Ring, written by artist and writer Kaye Kessing from Alice Springs. 

Wendy Cowey on differentiation

South Australian AL teachers who attended Wendy Cowey's workshops on differentiation in the AL teaching sequence would like to thank her for two stimulating and challenging sessions. Some of the readings to which she referred have been downloaded using the ALPAA Education Licence. Jill Bourne's...

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 '...