LIMITED: Punctuation for meaning

Dr Lorraine Beveridge

3 hours

8 May - 29 May 2024

Online moderated course


Please note: This course is open online from 8 May 2024 – 29 May 2024. Extensions for this course are not available. 

Course attendance and requirements:

Participants are required to either attend two live online workshop sessions via Zoom:  

  • Session 1- Zoom: Wednesday 8/5/24 at 3.45pm - 4.45pm 
  • Session 2-  Zoom: Wednesday 29/5/24 at 3.45pm - 4.45pm 

Or watch these recorded, within a week of the original streaming date. The course also includes 1 hour of online interactive self-paced study including tasks and readings and suggested pre-test and post- test activities for teachers to implement in their classrooms.  

Participants are required to complete a pre-reading task prior to the first Zoom session and bring a mentor/quality text they would like to use to teach punctuation in their classroom.

What is this course about?

Punctuation plays a crucial role in literacy, enhancing the meaning of texts in both reading and writing. It guides how text is read, adding clarity and nuance. In this course, educators will explore the functional and stylistic roles of punctuation in written communication. 

Participants will learn practical strategies aligned with the NSW K-6 English syllabus, AC v9 English, and the National Literacy Learning Progression (ACARA). Through a combination of theory and hands-on activities, educators will gain the skills and confidence to help students master punctuation, enhancing their ability to communicate clearly and effectively in various contexts. 

Learning outcomes:

Through completing this course, participants will:

  • Develop knowledge of the structure and elements of punctuation related outcomes K-6 from the NSW K-10 English syllabus (2022) and AC v9 English curriculum. 
  • Gain an understanding of the National Literacy Learning Progression. 
  • Design evidence-based teaching activities and learning experiences aligned with the syllabus content to effectively teach punctuation. 
  • Implement practical strategies for teaching punctuation effectively 
  • Enhance skills and confidence in helping students master punctuation, improving their ability to communicate clearly and effectively in various contexts. 

Who should participate? 

  • Teachers F – 6 
  • Literacy leaders
  • Curriculum leaders
  • APC&I (NSW)

How does it work?

  • Individuals: upon registration individuals will be sent a link to access the PL on our online learning platform.
  • Group Booking: Schools interested in making a group booking should email us the number of teachers they wish to enrol in order to receive a quote


Cost of participation
Member $105


PL Subscription School Member
Group booking (10+)


Completing this course comprises 3 hours (NSW - Elective PL) of online professional learning addressing standards 2.1.2 and 1.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.

8/05/2024 3:45 PM - 29/05/2024 4:45 PM
AUS Eastern Standard Time
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