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In 2018 Reading Australia will publish eight new resources for secondary teachers to assist in teaching books by Indigenous authors and illustrators, in partnership with Magabala Books. This follows the success of Reading Australia’s previous collaboration with Magabala Books in which 15 resources for primary school teachers were developed and published. Magabala Books is a publishing house […]

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The online hub for teachers, Reading Australia, has decided to add Ellen Van Neerven’s award-winning short story collection, Heat and Light, to the Reading Australia book list. More importantly, the Reading Australia Selection Committee agreed to create teacher resources for the book, so that it could be taught in classrooms around the country and enjoyed […]

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Call for English teachers Are you an English teacher? Are you interested in sharing your views about teaching English? Contribute to important national research by completing a short survey about your experience as an English teacher for the Investigating Literary Knowledge in the Making of English Teachers project. The researchers are interested in learning how […]

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Magabala Books, Australia’s oldest independent Indigenous publisher, is celebrating its 30th anniversary next month. Reading Australia is proud to have partnered with Magabala to create teaching resources for books by Indigenous creators. Click here or on the thumbnail below to access the full feature on Magabala in the Weekend Australian by Rosemarie Milsom.           […]

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Rosie Scott was a critically-acclaimed writer, a passionate human rights activist, a creative writing mentor, a wife, mother and grandmother. Born in 1948 in Wellington, New Zealand, her childhood was spent freely roaming the crashing, wild ‘edge of the world’ with her siblings. She began writing as a child, her curiosity and imagination likely inspired […]

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We are thrilled to introduce you to the winner of our ‘Win a trip to the AATE/ALEA Conference’ competition! Name: Deborah Peters School: Georges Hall PS This year is teaching: Kindergarten Fun fact: has been a part of the Salvation Army since childhood. Deborah’s winning entry was a unit of work that integrated activities from the […]

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Applications are now open for the 2017 NSW Premier’s Copyright Agency Creativity and Innovation Scholarship for Teachers. This $15,000 prize is awarded for a study in any curriculum area related to creativity and innovation. Matt Scott, Head Teacher of STEM at Canobolas Rural Technology High School, won the 2016 Creativity and Innovation Scholarship. His proposal was […]

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Because books can be life-changing, the Copyright Agency has launched a campaign, This Book Changed My Life. You and your students are invited to take part by posting about a book – or other creative work – that has had a major impact on you – and you can also make a pledge via social media to […]

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As Australian students and teachers begin the school year, one of the remotest publishing houses in the world, Magabala Books in Broome (WA) is gearing up to bring new Aboriginal perspectives to primary school classrooms all over the country. With a grant of $33,550 from the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund, Magabala Books will soon deliver […]

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We are excited to announce the winners of the 2016 Ann James Colouring Competition! We selected two winners, one from lower primary and one from upper primary. Illustrator Ann James was one of the judges and she was so impressed with the entries that she offered to donate additional prizes, so we selected a further […]

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