Monday, 18 March 2019
7.00 pm to 8.00 pm AEST, Brisbane, QLD Non-member registration $20.00 for this webinar replay. Register here.

Great Reads for Upper Primary and Lower Secondary Students: Young Adult Age Appropriate Texts for 11-14 Age Group replay
With Pauline McLeod, Children’s and YA Literature Specialist, Riverbend Books


[As we are in Daylight Saving Time in Australia, please check the time of the webinar for your time zone, e.g. NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS = 8.00 pm, QLD = 7.00 pm, SA = 7.30 pm, NT = 6.30 pm, WA = 5.00 pm]


This webinar is most relevant for upper primary and lower secondary teachers, teacher librarians and library staff and for those who have an interest in children’s and young adult literature. Recommending books categorised as Young Adult literature can be difficult for both teachers and parents and the “recommended” reading ages in publisher’s blurbs are highly unreliable. Books that are age appropriate for a year 11 student may not be appropriate for a year 7 student but are all categorised as “Young Adult”. As a supplier of texts to many high schools the years 7-9 is the age group that Pauline receives the most queries about for advice about suitability, language, content and themes. During the webinar Pauline will introduce participants to some new titles that deal with complex issues and themes but are targeted at the 11-14 years age group.


Participation in this webinar will assist teachers to:

  • Select the most recent texts aimed at the 11-14 years age group for classroom teaching purposes.
  • Be aware of new authors writing for this age group.
  • Identify literature that is engaging to readers for pleasure and also for bookclubs
  • Reacquaint themselves with some classic texts for this age group and find comparable texts to match with or replace old favourites.

Pauline McLeod is the Children’s and YA Literature Specialist at Riverbend Books, Bulimba. A Teacher-Librarian and former English and History teacher, for over a decade Pauline was a coordinator of UQ Library’s award winning school outreach program UQL Cyberschool. She has an MA in Children’s Literature and Graduate Diplomas in Secondary Education and Teacher-Librarianship. She has a special interest in YA fiction and is passionate about promoting and encouraging Australian stories. In 2015 Pauline was awarded the ABA Elizabeth Riley Fellowship for Children’s Bookselling. Pauline is a current judge for 2019/2020 of the older reader’s category of the CBCA awards.


For all States and Territories:
This webinar addresses the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers:
3.3 – Using teaching strategies
3.4 – Select and use resources
6.2 – Engage in professional learning and improve practice


In addition:


Completing Young Adult Age Appropriate Texts for the 11-14 Age Group will contribute 1 hour of NESA Registered PD addressing 3.3.2 and 3.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.


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