Project to help boost NT literacy education


CDU Lecturer in Early Childhood Learning Dr Linda Mahony

Grammar and punctuation are about to come under the spotlight in the Northern Territory through a project that has attracted a national grant.

Charles Darwin University Lecturer in Early Childhood Learning Dr Linda Mahony and NT Schools assistant principal Pam Adams received a $5000 Australian Literacy Educators' Association grant to run the project for one year.

Dr Mahony said the project would help teachers share their most effective methods for teaching grammar and punctuation in the context of a Territory school.

“Teachers have a wealth of knowledge through their years of experience about the best ways to deliver grammar and punctuation lessons to their students,” she said.

“We hope to uncover this knowledge from teachers so that we can share it with the wider NT teaching community.”

Dr Mahony will interview up to 10 teachers about how they teach grammar and punctuation to preschool, Year 1 and Year 2 students in order to identify examples of best practices.

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