|Date||Wed 17 May 2017|
|Venue||via your computer (any where you have access to internet ADSL speeds required for best quality)|
|Host||Early Childhood Teachers' Association Inc. (ECTA)|
Wednesday 17 May 4pm - 5:30pm
In this hands-on grammar workshop, audience members will explore elements of grammar from the Australian Curriculum: English. This grammar workshop will focus on how young children can explore figurative language, pronoun references and grammatical mood, including the different ways of asking for information, making offers and giving commands. Stimulus texts to be explored include Menena Cottin and Rosana Faria's "The Black Book of Colours", Liam Lawson, Naomi Carr and Ros Thorpe's "Fat Head the Bird" and Jacque Duffy's "The Bear Said Please'". The teaching strategies that will be used in this workshop can be adapted to a wide range of texts currently being used in the classroom.
Age range taught: Prep - Year Three | Australian Professional Standards for Teachers: 2
Presenter: Beryl Exley
Beryl Exley is an experienced early years classroom teacher with a passion for teaching grammar in a hands-on practical way. Beryl is now a teacher educator and researcher at Griffith University. She recently co-authored "Playing with grammar in the early years: Learning about language in the Australian Curriculum English", published by the Australian Literacy Educators' Association.