Accelerated Literacy Practitioners' Association Australia


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:

Latest teaching notes: Call it Courage

Check out our new teaching notes for 'Call it Courage' by Armstrong Sperry.  This story (which has also been published under the name ‘The boy who was afraid’) is based on a Polynesian legend about a boy who feared the sea because of a trauma he suffered as a small child.

ALEA Conference, Darwin

Helen Harper and Bronwyn Parkin are presenting a workshop The 'So What' Factor at the Australian Literacy Educators' Conference in Darwin in July. We know of several ALPAA members attending. If you will be there, look out for us and say hello. 

June notes are up

This month the text notes are for Owl Babies, written by Martin Waddell, and illustrated by Patrick Benson. Be moved! Also new on the website is a Spelling record, available for download. 

Featuring Woodenbong Central School

This month we feature Woodenbong Central School, a K-12 school located on land that lies within the Githabul Nation, in northern New South Wales.

New notes are up!

Our new notes are up. This time we bring you notes for 'Louise Builds a House', a delightful book for young children. Enjoy!

SAALP Fact sheets

The South Australian Accelerated Literacy Program developed a number of Fact Sheets for their schools. As well as describing the professional learning pathway, and clarifying the roles of consultants, teachers and the school principal in ensuring a quality program, three fact sheets might be of use...

ALPAA Twilights: Refining...

The fourth and final workshop in the ALPAA Twilight Series was posted on Wednesday 9th April. This workshop and the accompanying materials are available to ALPAA members. Once you have logged in, you will see the new post under the Professional Development heading.

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...