General Description

Producing successful creative writing can be a challenge, yet the process rewards students immensely by developing their empathy and written expression. This course will present a number of creative writing practices to enhance your creative writing lessons for senior students. Teachers will explore how to make the creative writing process stimulating, enjoyable and accessible to all students.  Teachers will review research-based pedagogical practices and a range of complementary classroom activities that will motivate students to express themselves through playful experimentation. Writing essentials such as evolving message, plot, characterisation and voice will also be explored. Form and language will be considered through a range of models ready for use in the classroom. Simulated marking will also enhance teacher understanding of creative writing and criteria-based assessment. Teachers will take home a range of resources ready for immediate use and sharing with colleagues.

 

Audience

Secondary teachers of English stages 4, 5 and 6.

 

Teaching Standards

1.2.2 Proficient Level - Know students and how they learn - Understand how students learn:  Structure teaching programs using research and collegial advice about how students learn,

2.1.2 Proficient Level - Know the content and how to teach it - Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area:  Apply knowledge of the content and teaching strategies of the teaching area to develop engaging teaching activities,

3.1.2 Proficient Level - Plan for and implement Effective Teaching and Learning - Establish challenging learning goals:   Set explicit, challenging and achievable learning goals for all students,

3.2.2 Proficient Level - Plan for and implement Effective Teaching and Learning - Plan, structure and sequence learning programs:   Plan and implement well-structured learning and teaching programs or lesson sequences that engage students and promote learning,

4.2.2 Proficient Level - Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments - Manage classroom activities:   Establish and maintain orderly and workable routines to create an environment where student time is spent on learning tasks,

5.2.2 Proficient Level - Assess, provide feedback and report on student learning - Provide feedback to students on their learning:   Provide timely, effective and appropriate feedback to students about their achievement relative to their learning goals

 

Are you in NSW? If so, this is relevant for you

Completing “Developing Voices: successful Creative Writing in the Classroom” before 4th February 2022 under NESA’s interim arrangements will contribute 7 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Delivery and assessment of NSW curriculum addressing standard descriptors  1.2.2, 2.1.2, 3.1.2, 3.2.2, 4.2.2, 5.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Module 1: Why Write? A Rationale for Creative Writing

    • Meet the Presenter

    • Welcome Video

    • Chapter Overview

    • Why Write? An Introduction

    • Why Write? A Rationale for Creative Writing

    • Research Based Practices

    • Activity

  • 2

    Module 2: Creative Writing Workshop Modelling

    • Overview

    • The Author's Craft through Think Aloud Technique

    • Thinking About the Author's Craft

    • Think Aloud Video

    • Effective Dialogue

    • Effective Dialogue

    • Effective Use of Settings

    • Effective Characterisation

    • Effective Use of Voice

    • Effective Use of Voice

    • Effective Sensory Imagery

    • Effective Sensory Imagery

    • Effective Use of Structure

    • Effective Use of Structure

    • Understanding the Use of Craft with Socratic Circles

    • Activity

  • 3

    Module 3: Creative Writing Workshop Writing

    • Overview

    • Generating Ideas

    • The Creative Writing Workshop

    • Generating Ideas

    • Generating Ideas

    • Creative Writing Stimulus

    • Generating Characters

    • Generating Characters

    • Language Play and Development

    • Language Play and Development

    • Completing the Writing Process

    • Completing the Writing Process

    • Activity

  • 4

    Module 4: Marking Creative Writing

    • Overview

    • PreTopic Quiz

    • Quiz Feedback

    • Creative Writing Assessment

    • Feedback

    • Activity

  • 5

    Module 5: Additional Resources

    • Overview

    • Complete Stories

    • References

    • Conclusion

  • 6

    Course Feedback

    • Course Feedback

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