Conversations about Factual Texts (EDMT6007)


The focus of this unit of study is on teaching grammar in the context of factual texts in the primary school and in the middle years. We will focus on the teaching of factual texts as the context in which grammar is taught to support meaning. Knowledge about grammar is only useful if students use it to read and write, and recognize how authors, including themselves, can use language to make meaning. While the aim is not to focus on the basics, opportunities will be provided to review, or address, grammar for the first time.

Further unit of study information


1x2-hr seminar/wk for 6 wks


500wd lesson plan (25%) and 1500wd lesson sequence (75%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

24 credit points of units

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.