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Alexander Wharton is halfway through his year-long Reading Australia Fellowship, and he’s been reading up a storm! He shares his teacher perspective on the books that have inspired him and educated him, just in time for the school holidays. You can follow his journey as the Reading Australia Fellow at The Missing Peace, where he blogs about […]

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Every year Reading Australia runs a NAIDOC Week colouring competition, and every year we are blown away by the enthusiasm and creativity of Australia’s students. We commissioned two brilliant illustrators to design colouring sheets inspired by their books that feature on Reading Australia: Angela Ramirez, who illustrated The Little Corroborree Frog, and graphic novelist, Brenton McKenna, who wrote […]

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Students around the world are increasingly engaging with (and in fact, driving) activism around the climate crisis. We’ve put together a list of six books about the environment, ranging from primary to secondary titles, for students interested in stories about conservation, endangered species, and sustainable practices. 1. Where the Forest Meets the Sea by Jeannie Baker ‘My father says […]

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We are thrilled to be able to share with you the new titles we will be publishing resources for in 2020. This news follows our announcement last month that the Miles Franklin Literary Award-winning title, Too Much Lip by Melissa Lucashenko, will have a secondary unit of work published on Reading Australia next year. Click […]

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THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED. This year we have commissioned two brilliant illustrators to create the artwork for our annual NAIDOC Week colouring competition: Angela Ramirez, who illustrated The Little Corroborree Frog, and Brenton McKenna, the graphic novelist who wrote and illustrated the Ubby’s Underdogs trilogy. The colouring sheets are designed to be used as […]

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Alex Wharton from Carinya Christian School in Gunnedah, NSW, is the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund’s first Reading Australia Fellow for a Teacher of English and Literacy. Copyright Agency’s CEO Adam Suckling says, ‘The Reading Australia Fellowship provides $15,000 to a leading English and literacy teacher to develop a career-enhancing research project which can be shared […]

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National Reconciliation Week is held every year from 27 May to 3 June. These dates commemorate two significant milestones in the journey to reconciliation – the successful 1967 referendum, and the High Court Mabo decision. The aim of Reconciliation Week is to raise awareness of the issues Indigenous people face, celebrate Indigenous cultures and histories, and recognise the achievements […]

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World Refugee Day (20 June), a United Nation’s initiative, is a chance to raise awareness of the plight of the 68 million people who are currently refugees or displaced peoples. The treatment of refugees has been a contentious issue in Australian politics for decades, particularly since the imprisonment of men, women and children on Nauru […]

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We were blown away by all of the amazing poems we received throughout March – students experimented with form, genre, rhyming schemes, even their choice of muse (teachers, you are an inspiring bunch!). Thank you to the 550+ students who crafted such wonderful poems for us to read, and to the teachers who provided the guidance […]

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The aim of the Reading Australia initiative is to connect teachers with quality Australian literature. This month we’re highlighting one of the website’s features designed to make it easier for you to find titles and resources relevant to you and your students. Overview of the ‘search’ function You can make a simple search from the […]

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