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 19 texts on teaching English literacy and English grammar. “Literacy for the 21st Century” (2012, 2015 and 2019) has been one of the leading texts for teacher education in literacy since 2012. Rod has given more than 1100 demonstration lessons in scores of schools in the last nine years, and these experiences add life to the stories of his presentations in “ How to teach English”. His latest books include “Teaching English Grammar: A handbook for Australian Teachers” (Pearson 2014 and 2018), and has sold almost 5000 copies, and is used by teachers in more than 90 schools in Queensland and NSW, schools where all teachers have been issued with a copy.

In January 2018, Rod was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for his significant service to education, particularly to literacy, as a practitioner, academic and author. His influence on literacy education and grammar instruction has been profound.

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Teaching English Grammar and Vocabulary for Writing and Reading (Secondary ... - Rod Campbell
22/12/2018

Thoroughly enjoyed this course. Very relevant to all students across a range of year levels and abilities.

Teaching English Grammar and Vocabulary for Writing and Reading (Secondary ... - Rod Campbell
22/12/2018

course content was relevant for all students

Teaching English Grammar and Vocabulary for Writing and Reading (Secondary ... - Rod Campbell
22/12/2018

This course was extremely relevant that will allow me to implement specific strategies to use in class.

Teaching English Grammar and Vocabulary for Writing and Reading (Secondary ... - Rod Campbell
22/12/2018

Excellent; during the course I purchased the text book which provided me with high quality background knowledge. The lessons I prepared as a result of the course were successful and fruitful.

Teaching English Grammar and Vocabulary for Writing and Reading (Secondary ... - Rod Campbell
22/12/2018

Very relevant and high quality teaching strategies relating to students' writing skills

Teaching English Grammar and Vocabulary for Writing and Reading (Secondary ... - Rod Campbell
22/12/2018

Quality information, highly relevant to teaching English.

Teaching Cohesion for Writing and Reading - Rod Campbell
22/12/2018

The content was relevant

Teaching Cohesion for Writing and Reading - Rod Campbell
22/12/2018

Very detailed, particularly the cohesive systems section. This may have been more engaging in a face to face situation, rather than online.

Teaching Cohesion for Writing and Reading - Rod Campbell
22/12/2018

This course was not as relevant as I thought it was going to be. It just told me what the elements of cohesion are. It did show me how to implement the provided teaching strategies in a lesson.

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.