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Episode 35: Teaching digital writing in secondary English with Dr Lucinda McKnight

  • Follow Lucinda's research blog about her teaching digital writing project here and on Twitter here
  • For the Australian Research Education Organisation (AERO) review into literature around writing instruction, click here
  • For more on VATE's 'Teaching Writing Today' study, click here
  • Troy Hicks can be found here
  • Curious about book nooks
  • Lucinda referred to the NAPLAN review by Barry McGaw
  • 'Deakin University to explore ways to bring digital writing into national English curriculum' from The Herald Sun
  • A snippet of the 7News report (13 May 2022)

Episode 34: Texts for readers in Years 9 and 10 with Erin Wamala

  • Erin mentions Mark Smith's Winter trilogyRoad to Winter, Wilder Country, and Land of Fences.
  • At the time of this episode's publication, the 2022 CBCA shortlist has been announced!

Episode 33: Texts for readers in Years 7 and 8 with Erin Wamala

  • View the list of the 2022 Stella Prize longlist here
  • To view the 2022 CBCA Book of the Year Notables list click here
  • Erin mentions her colleague Karys McEwen's novel as one of her recommended texts.  Karys has previously been a guest on VATE Village in 2020 (season one of the podcast). 
  • Erin is currently reading these texts:


Episode 32: Islamic voices and perspectives with Kym Wilton of the Islamic Museum of Australia

Episode 31: Spotlight on Teachers Talk Texts with Clare Mackie


Episode 30: Young Adult literature and #LoveOzYA with Alice Boer-Endacott

  • Read more about Alice and find out about her novels through her website
  • Find out more about the Australian Young Adult Literature Alliance - or #LoveOzYA - on their website
  • The Ask Alice column that started it all
  • VATE members can access our member text survey through a resources search - log in, click 'resources' under your name in the top righthand corner and search 'member text survey'.  Or look in the Diverse Voices edition of Idiom
  • Check out this article from The Guardian on why YA fiction speaks to us all due to the universality of the themes and characters
  • Why do so many adults love YA?  Read more here from The Atlantic
  • Emma spruiks the work of Reading Australia on multiple occasions - check it out if you haven't already!
  • Here is John Marsden discussing Tomorrow, When The War Began on Q&A.

Episode 29: Amplifying diverse voices with Marina and Xuan of Amplify Bookstore

  • You can visit Amplify Bookstore here!  You can shop titles, sign up for the newsletter, and peruse curated boxes
  • Follow Amplify Bookstore on Facebook and Instagram
  • Read more about the work that Amplify Bookstore are doing in this article in Beat Magazine
  • 'The danger of a single story' is a TED Talk delivered by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • You may also like to watch Sisonke Msimang's TED Talk, 'If a story moves you, act on it'
  • To access past results of the VATE member text survey, sign into your VATE account and search for 'member text survey' in the resources tab (under your name in the top right)
  • The texts that Marina and Xuan recommend for amplifying diverse voices in your classroom is available here


Episode 28: Including First Nations voices with Alex Wharton

  • To read more about Alex's Reading Australia Fellowship project, The Missing Peace, you can visit his website
  • ABC's Operation Buffalo is available to stream on iView
  • The University of Melbourne's 50 Words Project
  • The New South Wales' Textual Concepts Project can be seen here
  • To purchase Alex's co-authored AATE publication Beyond The Dark click here

Episode 27: Teaching Holocaust literature with Lisa Phillips of the Jewish Holocaust Centre


Episode 26: Teaching sensitive texts with Nirvana Watkins


Episode 25: Michael Earp and text recommendations for older readers (Years 9-12)


Episode 23 and 24: Erin Wamala and text recommendations for Years 7-10