VATE publishes a number of resources to support the teaching of English throughout the school year.
There are three editions of the journal Idiom and three editions of apophthegm - practical ideas for the English teacher each year. These resources are available for download in the Members Lounge. Recent editions of apophthegm include - A practical approach to Language analysis, Moving beyond the feature film in years 7-10, Exploring the language in literature When We Were Two and Exploring syntax: creating cohesion and coherence in text.
To support the teaching of VCE English/ESL, VATE produces Inside Stories for all new List 1 texts and Inside Contexts for List 2 texts. To support the teaching of Literature, VATE produces Literature Perspectives on all the new List B texts. VATE publishes two textbooks for VCE English Language: Love the Lingo - Units 1&2 and Living Lingo - Units 3&4, which has been updated for the new Study Design 2012-2016.
VATE publishes practice examination papers for VCE English, EAL, Literature and English Language each year. These exams are usually ready for purchase by late August.
Members of TEAM:P receive four e-Bulletins throughout the school year, as well as two issues of the journal Primarily English.
Volume 1: Australian Voices - State Conference edition (closed)
Volume 2: AC:Es! Australian Curriculum:English - lessons and resources
Cast your mind back to our bumper Best Lessons edition from 2011. This year we're wanting to make this practical edition of Idiom even bigger, (and better, if that's possible), but the focus will be the Australian Curriculum: English. We know that schools have been busy re-jigging their English courses to fit in with the requirements of the AC:E, so that means you must have potential submissions to attach to an email right now and forward to us.
What we want: whole units of work; lesson plans; texts to teach; reviews; ideas for integrating the cross-curriculum priorities; ICT applications for AC:E. We'd appreciate it if you could contextualise your submission in terms of the Australian Curriculum: English for us. It’d be great if you reflected on your choices too.
You name it, we want it!
Submissions due: Thursday 4 July
Volume 3: Spaces - Teacher narratives
Are you sick of opening daily newspapers, listening to radio programmes, overhearing conversations where the work of teachers is being devalued, demeaned, disparaged, demonised? Just when you have spent two nights at PTI, 8 hours of marking on a Sunday, you've got a faculty meeting to attend, a new text to read. In edition 3 of Idiom, as Michael Apple encourages, we are going to find ‘spaces’ to interrupt these narratives.
This is your opportunity to share your story of teaching, no matter what stage of your career. Whether you're a pre-service teacher, early career, mid-career, or retired, we'd like to hear your voice.
We're also keen to receive other submissions, from teachers who have created their own pieces of writing.
Submissions due: Thursday 4 July
Flyers (quantity 1000) contact VATE office for delivery details and deadline dates.
A4 insert (single or double sided - on paper not card) $380
A3 folded insert (paper not card) $600
Booklets (must be under 125g) $800