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    Designer Sentences (Session 2 - Webinar)

    Event by UNSW Global

    Research has shown that the critical period for language acquisition is from birth to the onset of puberty. The explicit teaching of grammar and punctuation in the primary school years is therefore essential if students are to confidently manipulate their use of language for a variety of contexts during their high school years and beyond.

    Date October 24, 2017 - October 24, 2017
    Time 3:45pm - 5:00pm

    UNSW Global Assessments is proud to offer primary educators a free professional learning opportunity focused on best practice in teaching grammar and punctuation.

    Join us for the opportunity to experience hands-on activities and techniques for teaching grammar from a leading literacy expert.

    Please note there are 2 sessions, it is recommended that participants attend both sessions to get the full benefit.

    Meet the speaker

    Helen Pearson is an experienced presenter of professional development workshops and currently lectures in literacy, EAL/D and assessment at UNSW Sydney. She wrote the NESA Grammar Guide for Teachers, and the accompanying guide for parents wanting to support their children's understanding of grammar; as well as the popular Spelling Rules! K-6 series.

    Session 2 – Follow up webinar

    • Share and learn from the experiences of your teaching peers
    • Receive further insights on how you can continue to support your students to apply grammatical understanding for growth in literacy.