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ETA HSC English Weebly


This weebly has been created for members to share materials they have found successful in their teaching of the HSC Standard and Advanced courses. Extension and ESL courses will be added as material is provided.

Textual Concepts

The English Textual Concepts™ website is now live and available to teachers. This progression of textual concepts and processes through which students learn them gives members a clear development of the understandings explicitly stated in or implied by the English K-10 syllabus. Developed jointly by the ETA and the NSW Department of Education, English Textual Concepts™ explains the meanings of concepts within a theoretical framework and charts the development of these from Early Stage One to Stage 5 to support teachers in 

  • guiding students towards higher order thinking through the core of the discipline of English 
  • developing understanding of these concepts for their students through the processes of English and
  • concept-based programming. 

Give your students the benefit of this resource.


Creative Horizons: Crafting creative writers
Mel Dixon

This publication from the English Teachers Association NSW is the first book in a series of three on creative writing. The elements of stories are explained, making students aware of the relationships between responding and composing. Each chapter is supported by activities, and worksheets that can be used in the classroom. Links to ACARA learning areas, English Textual Concepts, sample programs and lists of useful websites complete this welcome addition to your classrooms.

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Latest mETAphor

mETAphor Issue 4, 2016
This issue contains reviews, holiday reading lists and articles on: the English Textual Concepts™, creative writing, Bell Shakespeare, writing thesis statements, oral communication, Ten Canoes, 1984/Metropolis. It also features our Premier’s scholarship winner, and our Early Career Teacher scholarship winners.  Members.

HSC online courses for students

ETA has partnered with Edrolo, an extensive study and exam revision resource create online teaching and learning modules for the HSC Standard and Advanced courses. Developed and presented by expert teachers, these presentations and activities are designed to assist you in guiding your students through their coursework during the year and as they prepare for their final exams.

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mETAphor monograph

Primary teachers will now also receive a publication specifically directed at teaching English concepts in Stages 1-3. Our first edition is on Genre and intertextuality. Please login in to enjoy this members only benefit.

Latest English in Australia

English in Australia
2016 Volume 51 number1

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Individual members of ETAs in other states

Members of ETAs in other states can access all online resources including our journal mETAphor by joining as an associate member.