Using grammar to improve writing




Understanding how words work together gives students confidence as they write. Expanding noun and verb groups and discussing how to use adverbials successfully will be explored in this course. Participants will unpack a variety of ways to teach and reinforce student understanding about how knowledge of grammar can improve writing. This course uses the work of Beverley Derewianka in Australia and the research of Michael Halliday, an international and influential linguist. The references in the course come from the Australian Curriculum and the NSW English syllabus K-6.

This course is the third in the series Teaching grammar effectively. All courses stand alone and can be completed separately.

Understanding sentences

Cohesion and paragraphs

Using grammar to improve writing.

The Target Audience

This course has been designed for primary teachers teaching students from kindergarten to year six.

Learning Objectives

  • Develop an understanding of how words work together
  • Provide teachers with a variety of ways students can use grammar to improve their writing


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