English Teachers' Book Club


When: Thursday, August 25
Where: live on Zoom
Cost:     $45 VATE members
             $55 non-members

Join with Erin, owner of The Kids’ Bookshop and teacher librarian, and Emma, VATE’s Education Officer, as they unpack and explore a diverse assortment of YA texts suitable for use in the English classroom and for recommending to high school students. With an emphasis on diverse Australian voices, Erin and Emma will lend their insights and experience to celebrating the ways the texts can be best applied in the classroom to engage reluctant readers and whet the reading appetite of the most voracious readers, as well as complement or substitute novel studies being undertaken in your school. Come along and add your voice to the discussion or simply tune in to hear how you may like to employ the texts in your classroom.

The book club will take place once per term and will include a discussion on two books and a guest author.

PLEASE NOTE: The cost of this professional learning activity includes copies of the titles discussed (mailed to the listed address) and access to the Zoom event and recording.

In the first meeting of the book club, the texts in focus will be What About Thao? by Oliver Phommavanh and Sadie Starr’s Guide to Starting Over by Miranda Luby. Oliver will be joining Emma and Erin as a special guest! You will receive these books via mail with time to read them prior to the book club. 



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