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 and Middle School) - Rod Campbell
08/10/2020

The course was relevant for teaching English Grammar. There were strategies that are suitable for secondary school which was relevant to me.

Teaching English Grammar and Vocabulary for Writing and Reading (Secondary and Middle School) - Rod Campbell
08/10/2020

It was exceptionally well written and planned

Teaching English Grammar and Vocabulary for Writing and Reading (Secondary and Middle School) - Rod Campbell
08/10/2020

An amazing course where all the elements of writing skills were explained and demonstrated clearly.
In addition, suggestions for lesson plans and resources were provided.

Teaching English Grammar and Vocabulary for Writing and Reading (Secondary and Middle School) - Rod Campbell
08/10/2020

Excellent

Teaching English Grammar and Vocabulary for Writing and Reading (Secondary and Middle School) - Rod Campbell
08/10/2020

Very informative course with resources that are relevant to teaching English.

Teaching English Grammar and Vocabulary for Writing and Reading (Secondary and Middle School) - Rod Campbell
08/10/2020

Relevent but some of the information could of been condensed.

Teaching English Grammar and Vocabulary for Writing and Reading (Secondary and Middle School) - Rod Campbell
08/10/2020

This was a high quality course and relevant to Secondary teaching. I found it very helpful.

Teaching Cohesion for Writing and Reading - Rod Campbell
08/10/2020

This course is very relevant for stage 3 and 4. The recourses are of a good quality.

Teaching Cohesion for Writing and Reading - Rod Campbell
08/10/2020

Highly relevant and very informative.

Teaching Cohesion for Writing and Reading - Rod Campbell
08/10/2020

I found this course very useful as I am the English Education Support Teacher at my school this year for Years 2 to Year 10.

Teaching Cohesion for Writing and Reading - Rod Campbell
08/10/2020

The quality and relevance of this course was excellent. The information was clear and to the point. I will definitely be able to sue the course content in my work. There was an extensive volume of content but I did not feel overwhelmed. Instead it was presented in such a way as I wanted to learn more and can see how I will be applying new strategies when I work with struggling readers and writers.

Teaching Cohesion for Writing and Reading - Rod Campbell
08/10/2020

The course was well resourced, however, most of the activities are targeted towards a Stage 3 level. It would have been helpful to see more resources targeted at a Stage 5 level, particularly moving beyond media. Short stories of increasing difficulty would have been easy to adapt.
Additionally, from a leadership perspective, it would be lovely to see work done on Cohesion for Short answer responses for different subject areas.

Teaching Cohesion for Writing and Reading - Rod Campbell
08/07/2020

A good refresher for an English teacher.

Teaching Cohesion for Writing and Reading - Rod Campbell
08/07/2020

A very informative and thorough course. the materials were more engaged toward an English classroom, but it would be relatively simple to apply a number of the activities in my area of History.

Teaching Cohesion for Writing and Reading - Rod Campbell
27/04/2020

The quality of the content was extremely valuable, but it is not as relevant to the context of my classroom.

Teaching Cohesion for Writing and Reading - Rod Campbell
27/04/2020

The course was of excellent quality and completely relevant to my career as an English Teacher. I was able to gain greater insight on approaches to teaching reading and writing, which I found would engage students.

Teaching English Grammar and Vocabulary for Writing and Reading (Secondary and Middle School) - Rod Campbell
18/04/2020

The quality was of a high standard and it was extremely relevant in providing insight and knowledge of different teaching methods to assist students with their learning needs. It was great, especially because students were engaged in the activities which were implemented.

Teaching English Grammar and Vocabulary for Writing and Reading (Secondary and Middle School) - Rod Campbell
18/04/2020

Not as relevant to Stage 6. Content was a bit dry and could be formatted better.

Teaching English Grammar and Vocabulary for Writing and Reading (Secondary and Middle School) - Rod Campbell
18/04/2020

Very practical and comprehensive guide provided to teaching students with low literacy.

Teaching English Grammar and Vocabulary for Writing and Reading (Secondary and Middle School) - Rod Campbell
18/04/2020

This course was high quality with excellent resources