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Course 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 and 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.

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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

    • Reflection Question

  • 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

    • Reflection Question

    • Deadly Daniel on course for GOAT

    • Questions for Deadly Daniel text

  • 4

    Module 4: More about Cohesion

    • What to Do

    • Cohesion all Together

    • Reflection Questions

    • Crown of Thorns

    • Questions for Crown of Thorns text

    • The Quintessential Presenter

    • Questions for The Quintessential Presenter

  • 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

Do you teach in NSW? If so, this is relevant to you:

Completing Teaching Cohesion for Writing and Reading will contribute 5 hours of NSW Education Standards Education Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Delivery and Assessment of NSW Curriculum/Early Years Learning Framework, addressing standard descriptor 2.5.2 from the Australia Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.



Dr Rod  Campbell

Dr Rod Campbell

Rod has many years of experience in teaching across all areas of education, including secondary, primary, early childhood, special education, and university. He has specialised in teaching English, English literacy, curriculum theory and teaching practice in early childhood and primary, classroom research, and has worked with thousands of teachers in Australia and Asia.

Author of over 20 titles on teaching English literacy and English grammar, his book “Literacy for the 21st Century" (2012 and 2015) has been one of the leading texts for teacher education in literacy since 2012.

Rod was finalist for the Professor Betty Watts Memorial Medal for Outstanding Contribution to the Profession of Teaching 2015. In 2018, he became a Member of the Order of Australia for his significant service to education, particularly to literacy, as a practitioner, academic and author.

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