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Grammar In A Nutshell Online Professional Development

Overview

Grammar in a Nutshell is an online English Grammar course by Lorna Jennaway Dip. Journalism, Dip. P.E., B.A., Dip. Ed. Admin., M. Ed. Admin. that teaches all aspects of English Grammar using functional grammar and colour. The course contains 10 easy online modules that begin with the basic sentence and finish with how to plan and write essays. While the modules can be done in any order, there is a logical flow through the modules where each module draws on the information presented and assessed in the preceding modules. So unless you are looking for assistance in a particular area, you should start with module 1 and work through the modules sequentially to module 10.
The course has been designed for 4 markets - professional development, schools, homeschools and self-study individuals and makes extensive use of colour to assist in learning the different parts of speech and their functions. This helps identify the parts of speech in the sentences easily and quickly.
The basic parts of speech and their matching colours, shown below, are used throughout this resource
pointers
(pointing
function)
adjectives
(describing
function)
nouns
(naming
function)
verbs
(doing, having &
being function)
adverbs
(modifying &
qualifying function)
joiners
(linking
function)
punctuation
(punctuating
function)

Course Outline

MODULE 
1.
  Let's Move On
The Basic 'Doing' Verb Sentence using the Language Nutshell Package.
MODULE 
2.
  Names, Names and more Names
Nouns, Pronouns and longer sentences.
MODULE 
3.
  Delving Deeper
More about functions and verbs. Looking at phrases.
MODULE 
4.
  No Objections to Objects
More about phrases - preposition joiners, participles and objects! The 'Having' verbs.
MODULE 
5.
  My Nutshell has been cracked wide open
Passive Voice, Adjectival and Adverbial Clauses and their joiners. More Pronouns.
MODULE 
6.
  Revive, Revise and Re-inforce
The 'Being' verb and paragraphs.
MODULE 
7.
  Broadening the Basics
Punctuation, matching the functions, noun extensions, more about adjectives, adverbs of degree.
MODULE 
8.
  'Rest Easy' with Rules
Punctuation, possessives and more silly sentences.
MODULE 
9.
  The Higher You Go, The Broader the View
Comparative and finer points (eg. Preposition or Adverb?...To lie or to lay?)
MODULE 
10.
  And now for the Panache!!
Some hints, reminders for revision, essay writing and text types, suggestions for the future.

Sample Lesson

This sample lesson video shows you an information lesson followed immediately by the exercise to reinforce what has just been presented. Then after completing the assessment task the results can be checked to determine the questions answered incorrectly to ensure the concept has been learned and understood.

Completing English Grammar: Functional Grammar in Colour Online Course will contribute 16 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing 2.5.2 and 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Course Accreditation
16 hours
Course Cost
$220
Course Delivery Mode
online