Investigating grammar: supporting your learners to understand how texts work (Code: C1276)
This interactive course aims to explore how knowledge and skills in grammar can be taught in imaginative ways through the active exploration of everyday and vocational texts. It is the second of two linked webinars that explore the teaching of grammar and extends the ideas and teaching strategies that are covered in the course entitled 'Developing Grammar for reading and writing'. Ideally therefore, participants will have attended the first course but it is not a requirement as this course begins with a summary of the content of the earlier session
Who is this for?
- Functional Skills English and GCSE English teachers
Vocational teachers who support their learners' English development
To explore how knowledge and skills in grammar can be taught in imaginative ways through the active exploration of everyday, vocational and fictional texts.
On this course, you will:
- analyse a piece of learning writing and identify support needs with grammar at text, sentence and word level
- explore the links between receptive and productive language by using active reading tasks to prepare learners for writing activities
- use an investigative approach to teaching sentence structure and sentence variety
- help learners improve the cohesive nature of their writing through the use of connectives and other common devices in discourse deixis
- evaluate David Didau's 'slow writing' technique
- access research reports and online resources to deepen their knowledge of the teaching strategies recommended on the course.
By the end of this course, you will be able to develop and design a range of engaging and investigative strategies to develop the grammar skills of your learners.
This is the second of two linked webinars that explores approaches and teaching strategies that were introduced in the webinar 'Developing Grammar for reading and writing'. Ideally therefore, participants will have attended the first webinar but it is not a requirement as the webinar begins with a key summary of the content of the earlier session.