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We are delighted to be able to share this workshop on how to teach culturally sensitive and challenging texts in classrooms. The presentation was recorded during the AATE/IFTE Conference in July 2020 – thank you to ETA NSW and the conference for giving us permission to share this video with our users. The presenters are […]

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Thank you to everyone who entered our National Reconciliation Week colouring competition – there were over 850 entries, so it was fiercely competitive! The Reading Australia team had a hard time choosing the final winners, but we are delighted to share the winning entries with you below. Dub Leffler is the wonderful illustrator behind this […]

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Every year we dive into the Reading Australia website analytics to figure out which books teachers have been loving. In the last twelve months, teachers have been reaching for the classics as well as exploring a few newer titles. How many of the books on this list do you use in your classrooms? The resource […]

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Karen Yager, a teacher with more than 25 years’ experience, has been awarded the 2020 Reading Australia Fellowship for Teachers of English and Literacy.  The Reading Australia Fellowship provides $15,000 to a leading English and/or literacy teacher to undertake a career-enhancing research project that will benefit the successful Fellow as well as the education sector. Karen […]

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National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is commemorated every year from 27 May to 3 June, giving Australians the opportunity to acknowledge the Traditional Owners of this country, to learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and culture, and to celebrate Indigenous culture. The theme of this year’s NRW is ‘In This Together’. To learn […]

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The Reading Australia team are delighted to announce that next year we will publish ten units of work for secondary school and 20 units for primary school. This is in addition to the resources already available on our website, including 78 primary units and 120 secondary units. Click the book covers below to read more about each […]

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We are thrilled that Ursula Dubosarsky has been named the new Australian Children’s Laureate for 2020–21. Ursula is the author of over 60 books for children, including novels, picture and illustrated books, non-fiction books and a play. Three of her books have been adapted into plays, and many of her titles have won or been […]

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EDIT: The deadline has been extended! New deadline: 5 p.m. Friday 10 July 2020. We are thrilled to announce the launch of our annual poetry competition, this year hosted in partnership with Red Room Poetry. The competition will open on 21 March 2020 to coincide with World Poetry Day, a day which provides the chance […]

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Applications are now open for the 2020 Reading Australia Fellowship for the Teaching of English and Literacy. For full details visit the Copyright Agency website. The Fellowship, worth up to $15,000, will support an experienced teacher or teacher librarian to undertake professional skills development and career-enhancing opportunities. The Fellowship will enable teachers of English and […]

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Now that the school year is drawing to a close, we are able to recap the units we published this year, as well as start planning for 2020. The summer holidays are a great time to get stuck into reading books and resources, so for your convenience we have compiled all the units we published […]

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