Grammar for narrative writing

Brett Healey

3 hours

Available all year

Online unmoderated course


This course provides teachers with instructional routines for teaching the grammatical concepts of narratives in writing lessons. Grammar is a resource for making meaning in texts and students should be taught how authors’ use of grammar shapes meaning and narrative effect. The grammar applied in this course extends the grammar-for-writing approach to explicitly teach the way authors think about narrative scenes. 

Elevate your teaching with strategies for the explicit teaching of grammar and the processes authors go through to craft effective stories.

Learning outcomes:

Through completing this course, participants will explore the role of grammar and language choices in crafting compelling narratives and understand how these elements contribute to the creation of:

  • Characters, events and places
  • Mood and atmosphere
  • Images and imagery
  • Narrative voice and character voice

Who should participate?

  • Teachers - Years 3-6
  • Literacy Coordinators

How does it work?

  • Individuals: upon registration individuals will be sent a link to access the PL on our online learning platform.
  • Group Booking: Schools interested in making a group booking should email us the number of teachers they wish to enrol in order to receive a quote.
  • PL Subscription: Access this course via the PL Subscription homepage. All PL subscription members receive free access to all online unmoderated courses. 


Cost of participation
Member $90


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 Completing this course comprises 3 hours (NSW - Elective PL) of online professional learning addressing standards 2.1.2 and 2.5.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.

Related courses:

Using metalanguage to talk about writing 

Creative Writing: The link between grammar and imagination


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