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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.

How to Enrol

This is an online course by Teacher Training Australia. Our courses are hosted on Open Leanring, however if you want to get involved, find the course on our TTA Website and enrol.

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Teaching English Grammar and Vocabulary
1 hour and 20 minutes
Teaching open-class or vocabulary words
1. Teaching and revising nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs
2. Using dictionaries for developing vocabulary
3. Introducing noun-verb relationship
4. Introducing the adjective-noun relationship
5. Developing figurative and evaluative language
6. More strategies for older students
Teaching the Noun Group and Complex Noun group
1. Teaching concept of Noun Group
2. Developing the noun group using adjectival phrases
3. Developing the noun group using adjectival (or relative) clauses
4. Developing figurative and evaluative language
5. Teaching the noun-verb relationship: subject-verb agreement
6. More Strategies and punctuation for older students
Teaching Knowledge of English and its Vocabulary and Grammar
1. Open-class and closed-class words (parts of speech)
2. Influences on English vocabulary
3. Influences on English grammar
4. Figurative and evaluative language
5. Links to the Australian Curriculum: English
6. Useful references and resources
Delivery: Highly interactive as well as information-giving
Teaching Other Language Patterns for Writing and Reading
1 hour and 40 minutes
Teaching two of the closed-class or grammatical words:
1. Teaching and revising prepositions and conjunctions
2. Using the prepositional phrase as adverbial or circumstance
3. Introducing verb-adverb relationship
4. Exploring adverbials in clauses and groups
5. Developing figurative and evaluative language
6. More strategies, punctuation and paragraphing for older studentsfor
Teaching Clauses
1. Teaching Main (Independent) and Subordinate (Dependent) Clauses
2. Developing student understanding and use of clauses
3. Understanding complete and incomplete clauses
4. Developing the noun group using embedded subordinate clauses
5. Exploring uses of embedded clauses in print texts
6. Teaching the noun-verb relationship: subject-verb agreement
7. More Strategies for older students
Teaching Sentence Types
1. Simple, complex and compound sentences
2. Loose and periodic sentences
3. Varieties of sentence types: a developmental teaching sequence
4. Using figurative and evaluative language effectively
5. Using theme prominence
6. Sentence Style
More information to English and its Vocabulary and Grammar (brief)
1. Other closed-class words (parts of speech): pronouns and determiners
2. Modality: modal verbs and modal adjuncts
3. Influences on English vocabulary
4. Applying knowledge of sentence grammar to reading: Introduction
5. Useful references and resources
Delivery: Highly interactive as well as information-giving
Enabling and Assessing Student Application of English Language
1 hour and 30 minutes
Teaching students to edit and proofread their work
1. Dimensions of Editing: Meaning, Structure and Proofreading
2. Developmental sequence for teaching editing (content provided)
3. Conventions of written English (content sites provided)
Formative Assessment of Student Tasks for Writing Development
1. Selecting items for student learning and application
2. Implementing FAST into your writing program
Summative Evaluation of Writing
1. Rubrics for diagnosing and analysing student writing
2. Rubrics for criteria and standards
3. Achievement standards: A consideration
4. Reporting writing
Sentence Grammar
1. Summary of Sessions 1 and 2, with questions for review
2. Applications to inferential comprehension
3. Next steps
A brief introduction to Cohesion
1. Types of cohesion
2. Pronouns 
3. Text connectives
4. Theme prominence
5. Lexical considerations
6. Next steps
Evaluation and Conclusion

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Students: 36