Teaching Cohesion for Writing and Reading

Rod Campbell
English language and Literacy Specialist
Teach skills for improving clarity and effective use of content in imaginative, information and persuasive texts; improve student knowledge, skill and confidence.
Target Audience
Secondary teachers of English, or any subject that requires students to write reports, essays & lengthy connected texts. Useful for report writing.
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Learning Areas

Teaching Standards

General Description

Teaching Cohesion is a companion course for Teaching Grammar and Vocabulary. Knowledge of cohesion and its use is important when writing whole texts, involving effective use of pronoun
referencing, text connectives, word meaning systems and paragraphing. This course will show how to teach effective use of the various systems of cohesion, and to develop skills for teaching students to write paragraphs for all major text types. The elements are presented within the frame of the Australian Curriculum: English and a scope and sequence for their development across a whole school program will be presented. Participants will be shown how to implement school-wide teaching and assessment programs that will lead to improved results in writing.

Teaching elements of the language strand of the Australian Curriculum: English has to be implemented within a framework of literature and other texts used to inform, persuade, advise and entertain.

Audience

Secondary teachers of English, or any subject that requires students to write reports, essays & lengthy connected texts. Useful for report writing.

Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

24/7 lifetime course access


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Teaching Standards

1.2.2 Proficient Level – Understand how students learn
1.5.2 Proficient Level – Differentiate teaching to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities
2.1.2 Proficient Level – Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area
2.3.2 Proficient Level – Curriculum, assessment and reporting
5.3.2 Proficient Level – Make consistent and comparable judgements
5.4.2 Proficient Level – Interpret student data

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

Completing this course will contribute 6 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing 1.2.2, 1.5.2, 2.1.2, 2.3.2, 5.3.2 & 5.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

TTA (Teacher Training Australia) is endorsed to provide the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered Professional Development for teachers accredited at Proficient and Lead Level Teacher.


This course contributes to 6.0 professional development hours.

Occurrences

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Sessions

Session 1: (a)Introduction to Cohesion (b) reference syst

2 hours

Description:
1. Introduction to cohesion

2. the elements of cohesion

3. pronoun reference/substitution

4. teaching pronoun reference

5. demonstratives and clarity

Session 2: Word substitution systems

2 hours

Description:
6. word substitution

7. lexical cohesion

8. avoiding repetition

9. word associations

10. synonyms/antonyms

11. class sets

12. referent strings

13. text connectives

14. logical sequence

15. conjunctions

16. ellipsis

17. effect of determiners

Session 3: (a) theme, paragraphs & uses of textual contrast

2 hours

Description:
18. theme prominence

19. paragraph writing for

various text types

19. using top level structure

20. headings and text

organisation

21. bringing cohesion together

22. formative assessment of

student development in writing

23. some hints for teaching

inferential comprehension

What To Bring

Participants are asked to provide samples of their own writing, and of their student’s writing, for the purposes of developing processes of assessment.

Participants are also asked to bring copies of texts that they use as models for teaching reading and writing.

User Rating

4.5

Latest Reviews

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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 Cohesion for Writing and Reading - Rod Campbell
18/04/2020

Very good.

Teaching Cohesion for Writing and Reading - Rod Campbell
18/04/2020

The content was excellent. The activity context was not suited to my subject area, but I adjusted this.

Teaching Cohesion for Writing and Reading - Rod Campbell
18/04/2020

Very

Teaching Cohesion for Writing and Reading - Rod Campbell
18/04/2020

This course was relevant and helpful in extending my students writing and how I can guide students to improve responses.

Teaching Cohesion for Writing and Reading - Rod Campbell
18/04/2020

Most relevant to English teachers, however, parts of the techniques are also useful in general comprehension and essay writing.

Teaching Cohesion for Writing and Reading - Rod Campbell
18/04/2020

great

Teaching Cohesion for Writing and Reading - Rod Campbell
18/04/2020

great and really practical

Teaching Cohesion for Writing and Reading - Rod Campbell
18/04/2020

Valuable content to use in the classroom

Teaching Cohesion for Writing and Reading - Rod Campbell
18/04/2020

The strategies were relevant but the models were all catered to primary school students. I did not see this on the prescription of the course nor was there information about how and over what time frame the course should be completed. More description and detail needed.

Teaching Cohesion for Writing and Reading - Rod Campbell
02/09/2019

Quality of the course was great. The relevance, however, was questionable as it would be difficult to implement effective long term impacts through suggested strategies, as well as, teaching course content.

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 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 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.


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 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.