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Completing Teaching Cohesion for Writing and Reading will contribute hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Delivery and assessment of NSW Curriculum/Early Years Learning Framework addressing standard descriptors 2.5.2, 3.3.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

General Description

Teaching Cohesion is a companion course for Teaching Grammar and Vocabulary. Knowledge of cohesion and its use is important when writing whole texts, involving the effective use of pronouns referencing, text connectives, word meaning systems and paragraphing. This course will show how to teach effective use of the various systems of cohesion, and to develop skills for teaching students to write paragraphs for all major text types. The elements are presented within the frame of the Australian Curriculum: English and a scope and sequence for their development across a whole school program will be presented. Participants will be shown how to implement school-wide teaching and assessment programs that will lead to improved results in writing.

 Teaching elements of the language strand of the Australian Curriculum: English has to be implemented within a framework of literature and other texts used to inform, persuade, advise and entertain.


Secondary teachers of English, or any subject that requires students to write reports, essays & lengthy connected texts. Useful for report writing.

Teaching Standards

2.5.2 Proficient Level - Know the content and how to teach it - Literacy and numeracy strategies:  Apply knowledge and understanding of effective teaching strategies to support students’ literacy and numeracy achievement

3.3.2 Proficient Level - Plan for and implement Effective Teaching and Learning - Use teaching strategies:  Select and use relevant teaching strategies to develop knowledge, skills, problem-solving, and critical and creative thinking

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Module 1: Introduction

    • What to do: 1. Introduction and 2. Navigating the Course.

    • Aims and Objectives

    • Cohesion: What you need to know

  • 2

    Module 2: Introduction to Pronoun Reference Systems

    • What to Do

    • Some Considerations: An introduction to lexical systems and style

    • Pronoun Reference: Brief review of Pronouns (from Module 1)

    • Teaching Pronoun Reference: Lessons and instructions for those lessons

    • Rod in 4A version 8 nov

    • Reflection Questions

  • 3

    Module 3: Cohesion (Word Substitution Systems)

    • What to Do

    • Substitution

    • Lexicon Cohesion

    • Logical Sequence

    • Text Connectives and Conjunctions

    • Task: Activity for Lexical Cohesion Hewitt

    • Reflection Question

  • 4

    Module 4: More about Cohesion

    • What to Do

    • Cohesion all Together

    • Task: Medusa Tentacles - Text from Newspaper

    • Medusa Tentacles Activity Sheet

    • Medusa: Hyperbole for persuasive writing

    • Samantha Armytage Article (Original Source - Womans Day)

    • Task: Samantha Armytage Article Activity

    • Reflection Questions

  • 5

    Module 5: Assessing Student Writing for Feedback and Teaching

    • What to Do - Assessing Writing

    • Writing Analysis Individual for teaching and reporting

    • Definitions and Examples

    • Year 5 Student Text

    • Year 5 Student Text Analysis

    • FAST Writing Data Sheet

    • Assessment of Writing

    • Reflection Question

  • 6

    Module 6: Some Other Ways in which Texts Work

    • What to do re Module 6

    • Introduction to Levels of Text Use

    • Paragraphs

    • Use of Text and Other Features

    • Top Level Structure

    • Downloads: File Documents

    • Make your own Noun Group

  • 7

    Course Feedback

    • Course Feedback

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