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

24/7 lifetime course access


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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 NSW Education Standards Authority (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.

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: Teaching English Grammar and Vocabulary

2 hours

Description: 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 Expanded 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: There is information-giving, and participants are invited to trial one or more of the many teaching strategies that have been presented. Participants will not be able to undertake and trial all of the teaching strategies, but I hope that participants will download all the information and use the strategies in the following years of their teaching.

As well, there is a book that participants may wish to purchase from Pearson or any educational bookseller: Teaching English Grammar: A Handbook for Australian Teachers. The book was published by Pearson Education Australia in 2014 and is now in its second edition (2018). I am the senior author, and the book has sold almost 5 000 copies.

Session 2: Teaching Other Language Patterns for Writing and

2 hours

Description: 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 students

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: There is information-giving, and participants are invited to trial one or more of the many teaching strategies that have been presented. Participants will not be able to undertake and trial all of the teaching strategies, but I hope that participants will download all the information and use the strategies in the following years of their teaching.

Session 3: Enabling and Assessing Student Application of Eng

2 hours

Description: 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: There is information-giving, and participants are invited to trial one or more of the many teaching strategies that have been presented. Participants will not be able to undertake and trial all of the teaching strategies, but I hope that participants will download all the information and use the strategies in the following years of their teaching.

What To Bring

Have samples of student writing available.

Have AC:English available.

User Rating

4.7

Latest Reviews

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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

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

lots of reading
dot points better

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

Some excellent resources and activities to break down the learning of grammar for all students.

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

The quality was excellent and I was provided with relevant easily explained step by step lessons ideas for integrating grammar into my curriculum.

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

I really liked this course. Information was useful and activities were very practical. Information was detailed but not so heavy that someone new to English teaching couldn’t understand

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

Practical and useful

Teaching English Grammar and Vocabulary for Writing and Reading (Secondary and Middle School) - Rod Campbell
01/08/2019

High quality and very relevant Glenwood High School

Teaching English Grammar and Vocabulary for Writing and Reading (Secondary and Middle School) - Rod Campbell
01/08/2019

Some interesting readings and the handouts on grammar were suitable.

Teaching English Grammar and Vocabulary for Writing and Reading (Secondary and Middle School) - Rod Campbell
01/08/2019

I am impressed with the knowledge of the presenter and his meaningful strategies for delivery to students. It’s good to see that traditional grammar is not being abandoned.

Teaching English Grammar and Vocabulary for Writing and Reading (Secondary and Middle School) - Rod Campbell
01/08/2019

This course was extremely helpful in finding ways to work on vocabulary for most of my students with each module building on the one before it. As a new English teacher this was very helpful in helping me correct their basic vocabulary and grammar mistakes.

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 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.


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.