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*Sold Out* Workshop: Improving EAL students’ writing using functional grammar

May 3, 2018 from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

- $10.00

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In this Twilight Session, we will consider how a functional approach to grammar can help inform teachers’ decision-making in relation to planning lessons, selecting model texts, teaching sentence structure, assessing students’ writing and providing feedback. We will analyze student texts to identify those features that can be celebrated and those where the writing could be improved.

Beverly Derewianka is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Wollongong, Australia. She has worked in the field of Language Education at the primary, secondary and tertiary levels and has spent the past thirty years as a literacy/TESOL teacher educator. She has acted as consultant to various curriculum bodies nationally and internationally and regularly presents workshops on functional language in all states of Australia and overseas. Her publications include Exploring How Texts Work, A Grammar Companion, School Discourse: Learning to Write across the Years of Schooling (with Frances Christie) and Teaching Language in Context (with Pauline Jones).


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May 3, 2018
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Victorian Academy of Teaching and Leadership
603-615 Queensberry St
North Melbourne, Victoria 3051 Australia
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