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

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.


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

Do you have a team of teachers interested in this course?

If several teachers would benefit from this course, you can purchase it for a team of teachers from your school. There is no limit to the number of teachers, but they must all teach at the school, and you must provide all their details at time of purchase

Regular Price - $1700 + GST

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Teaching Standards

1.2.2 Proficient Level – Understand how students learn
1.4.2 Proficient Level – Strategies for teaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
2.1.2 Proficient Level – Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area
2.3.2 Proficient Level – Curriculum, assessment and reporting
3.2.2 Proficient Level – Plan, structure and sequence learning programs
5.1.2 Proficient Level – Assess student learning
5.2.2 Proficient Level – Provide feedback to students on their learning

Are you in NSW? If so, this is relevant for you


Completing this course will contribute 6 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 1.2.2, 1.4.2, 2.1.2, 2.3.2, 3.2.2, 5.1.2 & 5.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

This course contributes to 6.0 professional development hours.


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About the team

Rod Campbell


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.