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Course Description

This PD provides many strategies for teaching sentence grammar, metalanguage and knowledge of English.

Particular focus is placed upon developing student application of this knowledge; therefore, participants will also be given content and processes for implementing formative assessment as well as summative evaluation of student writing.

All participants will complete this PD with more than 15 teaching strategies, and with the resources and steps for their immediate classroom implementation. These strategies have been developed so that participants not only develop knowledge and confidence in teaching grammar but also develop understandings of current linguistic theories and their applications to classroom practice.


Designed for teachers of students in secondary and middle schools, for HODs of English and other subjects, and for learning support teachers.

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: Welcome and Overview

    • Meet the Presenter

    • Course Overview

    • Module 1: What to Do

    • Reading for Module 1

    • Reflection Question

    • Definitions and Examples

    • Reflection Question

    • Writing Analysis - Individual for Teaching and Reporting

    • writing analysis Stage 2 (Year 5)

    • Reflection Question

  • 2

    Module 2: Introduction to English Grammar and Vocabulary

    • Module 2: What to Do

    • Reading for Module 2

    • Reflection Question

    • Teaching Open-class or Vocabulary Parts of Speech

    • Trawling through the Dictionary

    • The ANVA Strategy (Adjective Noun Verb Adverb)

    • Reflection Question

    • ANVA lesson voiceover 2

  • 3

    Module 3: Teaching Adjectives and Figurative

  • 4

    Module 4: Teaching Expanded Noun Groups

    • Module 4: What to Do

    • Teaching Extended Noun Groups

    • Teaching Adjectival Phrases

    • Teaching Adjectival Clauses

    • Follow-up Activities

    • Lesson 1 Photo - 2

    • Reflection Question

  • 5

    Module 5: Teaching Clauses and Phrases

    • Module 5: What to Do

    • Teaching English Grammar Clauses

    • Teaching Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases

    • Teaching English Language Summary

    • Teaching Conjunctions and dependent clauses

    • Teaching Prepositions and prepositional phrases

    • Reflection Questions

  • 6

    Module 6: Assessing Writing

    • Module 6: What to Do

    • FAST Writing Data Sheet and Excel Data Entry Sheet

    • Writing Analysis Class Tally

    • WRITING ANALYSIS - Individual for Teaching and Reporting 2

    • Definitions and Examples

    • Text of Student Writing

    • Analysis of Student Writing

    • Activity: Assessing Writing


    • Suggested Crafting tasks

    • Assessing Writing rubric (Campbell 2005 and 2022)

    • Reflection Question

  • 7

    Module 7: Resources for Teaching Grammar

    • Module 7: What to Do

    • Resources for Download

  • 8

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

Completing Teaching English Grammar and Vocabulary for Writing and Reading (Secondary and Middle School) will contribute 5.5 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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