Rod Campbell



Member since
03/10/2012

Rod Campbell

English language and Literacy Specialist


Finalist for the Professor Betty Watts Memorial Medal for Outstanding Contribution to the Profession of Teaching 2015.


Rod Campbell 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. He is co-author of 17 texts on teaching English literacy and English grammar. “Literacy for the 21st Century” (2012 and 2015) has been one of the leading texts for teacher education in literacy since 2012. Rod has given more than 800 demonstration lessons in scores of schools in the last five years, and these experiences add life to the stories of his presentations in “ How to teach English”. His latest book Teaching English Grammar has already been taken up by many schools including Windsor State School.


In 2018, Rod 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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Teaching English Grammar and Vocabulary for Writing and Reading (Secondary and Middle School)
by Ben Rice on 28/12/2017

A really fine reminder of the importance of grammar for reading and writing for the English Teacher. Lots of practical and detailed resources and strategies delivered in a clear, entertaining way.

Teaching English Grammar and Vocabulary for Writing and Reading (Secondary and Middle School)
by Isabella Ryman on 28/12/2017

Content was supported with lessons and strategies that were practical as well as engaging. The resources provided were directly from the course.

Teaching English Grammar and Vocabulary for Writing and Reading (Secondary and Middle School)
by Lisa Davies on 28/12/2017

Lots of readily available, practical ways to implement in the classroom. Would love to see videos of teachers in practice. Love the free book – a great resource!

Teaching English Grammar and Vocabulary for Writing and Reading (Secondary and Middle School)
28/12/2017

Extremely thorough, engaging and explicit. Lots of excellent resources made available too. Thank you!

Teaching English Grammar and Vocabulary for Writing and Reading (Secondary and Middle School)
28/12/2017

Excellent practical ideas for classroom use.

Teaching English Grammar and Vocabulary for Writing and Reading (Secondary and Middle School)
28/12/2017

Immediately practicable and applicable to the classroom in real and relevant ways. Make embedded functional grammar accessible in all KLAs. Excellent, generous resources.

Teaching English Grammar and Vocabulary for Writing and Reading (Secondary and Middle School)
28/12/2017

Great practical ideas for primary school. Presenter went off on some random targets at times.

Teaching English Grammar and Vocabulary for Writing and Reading (Secondary and Middle School)
28/12/2017

Thanks for this. Very helpful!

Teaching English Grammar and Vocabulary for Writing and Reading (Secondary and Middle School)
by Shannon Hutchinson on 18/12/2017

The course was very useful. Practical strategies as well as detailed content to inform my teaching.

Teaching Cohesion for Writing and Reading
by Serena Lewis on 28/09/2017

Really valuable for both junior and secondary literacy with transition as a focus. Some great activities and resources.

Teaching Cohesion for Writing and Reading
by PETER GYULAY on 27/09/2017

This is a very useful course to acquire the knowledge and skills to teach cohesion to students who do not have much familiarity with it.

Teaching English Grammar and Vocabulary for Writing and Reading (Secondary and Middle School)
by Charlene Dallmer on 19/09/2017
I thoroughly enjoyed this course and was able to learn many things about English grammar to help improve my teaching practice. The handbook that we received with this course provides excellent information and examples that I will continue to use for many years to come! Very informative and provided excellent activities to incorporate into my own classroom.
Teaching English Grammar and Vocabulary for Writing and Reading (Secondary and Middle School)
by Marina Djuric on 15/09/2017

I found the course textbook really useful and a great resource that I will be able to use in years to come. I didn’t have as much time during the course to try out all the various strategies, but since they are outlined in the textbook I can come back to them when the opportunity presents itself. The activities were very practical.

Teaching English Grammar and Vocabulary for Writing and Reading (Secondary and Middle School)
by Janelle Price on 14/09/2017

I learnt a lot from Rod and he challenged my thinking on vocabulary and grammar instruction. Being a school for the deaf, who is interested in Evidence Based Practice we are always looking for ways to improve and critique our teaching.

Teaching English Grammar and Vocabulary for Writing and Reading (Secondary and Middle School)
by Sarah Riber on 14/09/2017

A wealth of excellent resources to use for teaching grammar. The teacher I was team-teaching with loved the activities and wants to use them in her classes too.

Teaching Cohesion for Writing and Reading
by Kate Carolan on 06/09/2017

The resources and lesson ideas gained from this course have been extremely useful in working with my junior classes to help raise their writing ability. The textbook and the course have enabled me to have a greater understanding of clear and defined breakdowns of what cohesion means and how to explore that with the students.

Teaching English Grammar and Vocabulary for Writing and Reading (Secondary and Middle School)
by Dave Fletcher on 05/09/2017

Overall good layout and format with opportunities for collegiate discussion of practical strategies for teaching grammar. Effective, easy-to-use and understand resources (the majority of which I intend to implement next year).

Teaching English Grammar and Vocabulary for Writing and Reading (Secondary and Middle School)
by Serena Lewis on 05/09/2017

This was an exceptionally valuable course and followed on perfectly from the preceding course about grammar and writing. Some useful ideas and resources and a great opportunity to share good practice with others online.

Teaching English Grammar and Vocabulary for Writing and Reading (Secondary and Middle School)
by Tamera Goldfinch on 04/09/2017

Really informative and instruction for teaching grammar to students and for teacher understanding.

Teaching English Grammar and Vocabulary for Writing and Reading (Secondary and Middle School)
by Meredith Sproule on 27/08/2017

I found this course to be well-paced, with clear examples to guide my learning of the content. A knowledgeable facilitator helped too. Good sequence of activities.