F2F: Teaching grammar in context: F-6

Karen Rogers

5 Hours

Brunswick - Face to Face Course

22 July 2024


This course will be held at in the Education Room at the Mathematical Association Victoria, Brunswick, VIC. Not local? Email us to request a course in your area.

Important: This course draws from material covered in our Teaching Grammar in Context online series. It is recommended that you do not take part in this session if you have completed the online courses (previously titled Grammar 101).

What is this course about?

Are you looking for ways to support your students to identify and use grammar in the classroom? Join Karen Rogers, PETAA Literacy Leader, for a full day course to upskill your understanding of grammar. In this session, Karen will be exploring the power of grammar knowledge to develop capable and confident communicators as well as meeting the requirements of the Victorian Curriculum.

Participation in this course will enable you to:

  • Understand the use of grammar as a resource for making meaning
  • Describe the differences between a traditional and a functional approach to grammar and language
  • Make links between the Victorian Curriculum and the teaching of grammar
  • Design practical and authentic learning experiences using mentor texts to teach grammar in context
  • Identify opportunities and strategies for the explicit teaching of grammar across the curriculum

Why participate? 

  • Hands-on activities that allow for reflection and collaboration
  • Learn actionable strategies to teach grammar in a functional, practical way in your classroom
  • Build your own knowledge and confidence to teach grammar for authentic purposes 

Who should participate? 

  • F-6 Teachers
  • School Leaders
  • Curriculum Leaders


Participants say:

"I learnt a lot about grammar that I didn’t even know existed. I enjoyed creating the lesson at the end and I will actually use it with my class."

- High School Special Education Teacher, NSW

"Very informative and a valuable session which provided numerous ideas to incorporate in the classroom."

- Year 5 Teacher, NSW

"The day was informative and engaging and I can certainly see where texts and grammar fit together so the students and teachers are engaged. It was a good day with lots of helpful strategies and easy to put into practice."

- EAL/D Teacher, NSW

What else do I need to know?

 This is a perfect opportunity for you to develop your confidence in teaching and applying grammar in context. Cancellations without transfer of booking to alternative session received less than five working days before the course will incur a $50 cancellation fee per delegate and $25 for half day courses. For the full list of Terms and Conditions, please visit our page here. 

Cost of participation


  PL Subscription




Morning tea and lunch will be provided.


Completing this workshop will contribute 5 hours of F2F Professional Learning addressing 1.1.2, 1.2.2, 1.5.2, 2.1.2, 2.2.2. 3.2.2, 3.3.2 and 4.1.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.

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22/07/2024 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
AUS Eastern Standard Time
Mathematics Association Victoria Education Room 61 Blyth Street BRUNSWICK, VIC 3056
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