Course Description

Participants in this day-long workshop will be provided with 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 the day 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

1.2.2 Proficient Level - Know students and how they learn - Understand how students learn:  Structure teaching programs using research and collegial advice about how students learn,

1.4.2 Proficient Level - Know students and how they learn - Strategies for teaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students:   Design and implement effective teaching strategies that are responsive to the local community and cultural setting, linguistic background and histories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students,

2.1.2 Proficient Level - Know the content and how to teach it - Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area:  Apply knowledge of the content and teaching strategies of the teaching area to develop engaging teaching activities,

2.3.2 Proficient Level - Know the content and how to teach it - Curriculum, assessment and reporting:  Design and implement learning and teaching programs using knowledge of curriculum, assessment and reporting requirements,

3.2.2 Proficient Level - Plan for and implement Effective Teaching and Learning - Plan, structure and sequence learning programs:   Plan and implement well-structured learning and teaching programs or lesson sequences that engage students and promote learning,

5.1.2 Proficient Level - Assess, provide feedback and report on student learning - Assess student learning:  Develop, select and use informal and formal, diagnostic, formative and summative assessment strategies to assess student learning,

5.2.2 Proficient Level - Assess, provide feedback and report on student learning - Provide feedback to students on their learning:   Provide timely, effective and appropriate feedback to students about their achievement relative to their learning goals

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 6 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 descriptors 3.5.3 from the Australia Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.


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

    Course Feedback

    • Course Feedback

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