Teaching English Grammar and Vocabulary for Writing and Reading (Secondary and Middle School)

Rod Campbell
English language and Literacy Specialist
Teach and assess English sentence grammar and vocabulary effectively, enjoyably and creatively; improve learning and results as your students become confident writers.
Target Audience
Designed for teachers of students in secondary and middle schools, for HODs of English and other subjects, and for learning support teachers.
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Learning Areas

Teaching Standards

General 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.

Audience

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

Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

You will receive a FREE copy of Rods latest text “Teaching English Grammar” valued at $40

This course is a Registered course with TQI in the ACT.

Accreditation


This course contributes to 5.0 professional development hours.

Occurrences

Start Date Location Availability Price    
09/06/2017 Sydney CBD Places available $365 + GST Enrol Now

Sessions

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
Delivery: Highly interactive as well as information-giving

Useful References and Resources
e.g. Tompkins, G., Campbell, R. & Green, D. (2011). Literacy for the 21st century: A
balanced approach. Sydney: Pearson Education.

Evaluation and Conclusion

What To Bring

1. USB for soft copies of scope and sequence documents on grammar and punctuation, based upon the Australian Curriculum and the QSA.
2. Samples of student writing
3. a dictionary

User Rating

4.7

Latest Reviews

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Teaching English Grammar and Vocabulary for Writing and Reading (Secondary and Middle School)
27/03/2017

Thorough coverage. Had step by step explanation and building concepts. May need more time to let participants digest course materials.

Teaching English Grammar and Vocabulary for Writing and Reading (Secondary and Middle School)
27/03/2017

A very knowledgeable presenter. Extremely helpful.

Teaching English Grammar and Vocabulary for Writing and Reading (Secondary and Middle School)
27/03/2017

The course provided some great resources. It was good to refresh my knowledge of teaching grammar.

Teaching English Grammar and Vocabulary for Writing and Reading (Secondary and Middle School)
by Marisa Behrens on 27/03/2017

Covered a wide array of ideas in an interesting and engaging way. Several fantastic strategies were covered. Content was accessible for teachers with little experience. A fantastic course for new teachers.

Teaching English Grammar and Vocabulary for Writing and Reading (Secondary and Middle School)
27/03/2017

Excellent knowledge and useful/practical skills. Was a little rushed towards the end.

Teaching English Grammar and Vocabulary for Writing and Reading (Secondary and Middle School)
by Suzie Khalil on 27/03/2017

Very useful information and reading strategies.

Teaching English Grammar and Vocabulary for Writing and Reading (Secondary and Middle School)
by Karyn Mooney on 27/03/2017

A little rushed at the end but only because it was chock filled with so much valuable information.

Teaching English Grammar and Vocabulary for Writing and Reading (Secondary and Middle School)
by Angelique Ockert on 27/03/2017

The content is wonderful. I look forward to using these resources with my classes.

Teaching English Grammar and Vocabulary for Writing and Reading (Secondary and Middle School)
27/03/2017

The course had lots of useful information and strategies for teaching Grammar. But this would be better spread over two days for depth of knowledge.

Teaching English Grammar and Vocabulary for Writing and Reading (Secondary and Middle School)
27/03/2017

Very informative, engaging and a really natural teacher delivering content. Lots of practical strategies in order for me to implement in the classroom.

Teaching English Grammar and Vocabulary for Writing and Reading (Secondary and Middle School)
by Philip Barker on 27/03/2017

Very informative and relevant. Really enjoyed it.

Teaching English Grammar and Vocabulary for Writing and Reading (Secondary and Middle School)
by Tarnya Vaccaro on 27/03/2017

Excellent explanation and clarification of the basic aspects of grammar. Rod was very engaging and thorough.

Teaching English Grammar and Vocabulary for Writing and Reading (Secondary and Middle School)
by Heidi Englund on 27/03/2017

Made me see how I could begin to introduce grammar into existing programmes. Loved the handouts and teaching techniques. Made grammar less scary.

Teaching English Grammar and Vocabulary for Writing and Reading (Secondary and Middle School)
by Amy Parish on 27/03/2017

An engaging and informative course with excellent resources.

Teaching English Grammar and Vocabulary for Writing and Reading (Secondary and Middle School)
15/12/2016

Great resources and practical stategies for application in the classroom.

Teaching English Grammar and Vocabulary for Writing and Reading (Secondary and Middle School)
by Jennifer Tracey Adamson on 15/12/2016

Very practical and hands-on. Fantastic!

Teaching English Grammar and Vocabulary for Writing and Reading (Secondary and Middle School)
by Naleen-Helen Greenwood on 15/12/2016

Increased my skills. Gave me practical teaching strategies and activities that I can use in the classroom. Perfect PD – wish they were all like this.

Teaching English Grammar and Vocabulary for Writing and Reading (Secondary and Middle School)
15/12/2016

A very practical, high order & fascinating way to learn grammar & delivered by a fabulous presenter.

Teaching English Grammar and Vocabulary for Writing and Reading (Secondary and Middle School)
by Elizabeth Webster on 15/12/2016

The best course on teaching strategies for literacy I have ever attended! So practical!

Teaching English Grammar and Vocabulary for Writing and Reading (Secondary and Middle School)
15/12/2016

Fascinating and practical. Approachable manner and generous with resources. Many thanks. Well worth coming.


About the team


Rod Campbell

Creator


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.