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Professional Development August 26, 2020
Wed, 26 August 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Join us for an afternoon of Professional Development at Aranmore Catholic College, centrally
located in Leederville.
Two concurrent sessions will be on offer:
Tackling the Comprehension Section in ATAR English: This session will explore ways to prepare
students for the Comprehending Section of the English exam. Using sample student responses to
unseen texts, we will discuss text selection and setting questions, short answer structure and tips
for succinct analytical expression.
Presented by Claire Burton
How to do a Close Reading in Literature: Cunning strategies for Close Readings! Not quite, but
there are ways and means of providing your students with steps to unlock meaning in unseen
texts. In this session, we will look at the ways you can teach your Literature students to
understand what is expected of them in this section of the examination, and how they can
respond to the texts presented to them. There will also be a short Q&A, so come prepared with
your burning questions about Close Readings.
Presented by Susan Lazenby
UWA Chair of Australian Literature and lecturer in English and Literary studies Tony HughesD’Aeth will also give a brief history of Close Reading practices in Literature.