Saturday 29 February – Teaching Grammar through Writing and for Writing

Presented by David Hornsby for Foundation to Year 2 Teachers

** Please bring 4 or 5 picture-story books to the workshop

  • Building teacher knowledge and confidence
  • Teaching grammar to enhance children’s writing
  • Language as a resource for learning and for making meaning
  • Helping young learners play with and talk about language
  • What knowledge of language and grammar do teachers need?
  • Developing teachers’ knowledge of language (noun groups, verb groups, adverbials, making connections)
  • Grammar as a system of patterns (discovering word patterns and sentence patterns)
  • Teaching pattern by pattern (not bit-by-bit or rule-by-rule)
  • Using mentor texts as powerful examples of written text
  • Teaching grammar in the context of reading and writing
  • What does the Victorian Curriculum say about grammar, F-2?
  • Playing with sentences (expanding sentence, connecting sentences)
  • Patterns of language in different text types

Presented by Deb Sukarna for Year 3 to Year 6 Teachers

  • Understanding what constitutes effective teaching of Grammar
  • Teaching of concepts and terms that will help students improve sentence construction and expansion, revision and editing
  • Using Grammar Menu for whole school planning
  • Using Mentor texts to teach aspects of Grammar at paragraph, sentence, phrase, clause, word level
  • A practical framework for planning the teaching of Grammar
  • Ensuring what we teach translates into improved student writing


Teaching Grammar through Writing Workshop - 29 Feb
Please select the number of participants attending and provide any dietary requirements.
$ 0.00

Workshop Details


Heidelberg Golf Club

Main Road

Lower Plenty Vic 3093



Week Day Workshops: 9:15 am to 3:15 pm

Saturday Workshops: 10:00 am to 3:15 pm



$270 per person, or $250 per person (including GST) for two or more participants from the one school

(Cost includes morning tea, lunch and hand-outs)


Terms and Conditions

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