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This $10,000 scholarship, funded by the English Teachers Association of NSW,  supports travel to universities, schools, libraries, theatres and literary sites relevant to the teaching of English. This scholarship is open to all teachers Years 7-12 in NSWschools and TAFE NSW Institutes. More information and application forms are available at

For Assistance: Premier's Scholarships Secretariat on (02) 9836 9169 or (02) 9836 9032.
You can also get help with your application at a BoSTES registered DEC course, Course Code RG00158,  For teachers accredited at Professional Competence, completion of this course will contribute 7 hours towards registered professional development addressing Professional Teaching Standards 6.2.2; 6.3.2; 7.4.2.
Applications close: 1st May 2015

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A visible thinking approach leads students into the complexity of Gray's text as a Discovery resource. Each poem has carefully scaffolded activities, a related text, imaginative and analytical writing suggestions. The powerpoint offers a summary of ideas for revision.  

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The Hours/ Mrs Dalloway resource gives a thorough overview of both texts and proposes ways of reading these according to Module A. A powerpoint is included for revision. 

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In this issue: Articles on Wilfred Owen, Asian texts, The Dream of the Thylacine, Persuasion, student writing, writing for publication, boys and poetry; starting the HSC year.  Table of Contents.

New regular columns on: Related texts, Apps and Lead Teacher advice.
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