The Grammar Project

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History of the Project

In 2022, two collaborative groups of educators formed to create Syntax and Punctuation and Morphology resources under the banner of the Grammar Project. These resources were made available for free to promote a culture of sharing and collaboration amongst schools.

The lessons can be edited and adapted to reflect the topics and curriculum content taught in each classroom.

The Syntax Project

In 2022, a group of teachers and school leaders from 17 different primary schools across Australia participated in The Syntax Project, facilitated by Stephanie Le Lievre from Serpentine Primary School (WA).

Teachers were accepted into the project if they had experience with an explicit-instruction model and could demonstrate an understanding/experience with syntax level instruction.

All Lesson objectives were allocated to individuals based on experience/expertise and the grade they were currently teaching. All lessons submitted went through a review process by a project moderator.

All lessons were created in teachers’ own time. They are being shared freely to encourage professional collaboration amongst teachers and schools.

The Morphology Project

In 2022, three educators and a speech pathologist from Rivergums Primary School, Serpentine Primary School and Fremantle Language Development Centre collaborated on a series of morphology lessons for Grades 3-6.

This project is a bank of explicit, direct instruction style PowerPoint lessons that align with the Reading Science in Schools (RSiS) morphology scope and sequence created by Jasmine Shannon. It is not designed to be used as a spelling program in isolation – it is a complementary resource.

The materials were developed by Sarah Kolevski, Nicole Fitzgerald, Jasmyn Hall and Stephanie Le Lievre.