Thursday, 25 February 2016

ALEA Tas South: Grammar for Better Writing - Beyond the Basics

Contact: Margaret Luckman, ALEA Tas South

Date: Friday 4 March     RSVP: 26 February
Location: Hobart

Intended Audience: Teachers Prep - Grade 6

Grammar for Better Writing – Beyond the Basics
Presented by Beryl Exley for ALEA Tas South

Friday 4 March, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Moonah Arts Centre, 23-27 Albert Rd, Moonah

Workshop attendees will participate in five hands-on teaching lessons designed to help children to use their grammar knowledge to advance writing outcomes. Each activity can be applied to texts already being used in the classroom and fine-tuned to suit either beginning writers or more advanced writers.

The focus will be on:
  • Expanding or contracting the noun group 
  • Working with similes, metaphors, hyperbole and understatements
  • Expressing affect, judgement and appreciation 
  • Identifying speech functions
  • Writing with dangling participles and embedded and interrupting clauses.