This resource provides teachers with a comprehensive understanding of functional grammar. It provides simplistic examples, definitions and diagrams which will assist teachers to deconstruct a text through a functional grammar approach
This website activity analyses grammar usage within the context of a cartoon episode. The website itself offers grammar worksheets, posters and print outs in relation to the episode,with the independent student activity presented involving the construction of a cartoon strip and accompanying dialogue.
This article provides a broad overview of teaching grammar. From page 15 onwards it refers to functional grammar and explains ways in which stories, song, rhyme and poem can be used to teach student's grammar skills.
This website explains a functional grammar framework which can easily be adapted depending on the context and student age group. The framework progresses through 5 stages- with students at stage 4 assisting in the reconstruction of a text and at stage five the construction of a new text