Course Details –
Candidates will use both synchronous contact time (In-Person Online Class) and asynchronous non-contact learning time (watching videos, reading texts, using tools, and working on exercises in your own time),
It will attract a fee of 1999/- (incl. GST) per candidate to be paid in advance. No refunds.
You will be given a participation certificate and a transcript of topics you have attended . Assignments will be set and must be emailed back to us.
Answers and solutions will be provided.
Each session will have Question and Answer time towards the end.
Common problems will be discussed in a final session at the end of the course, or comments will be emailed to you.
Who is it for?
This course is for all primary teachers, subject coordinators, teachers of creative writing and English HODs who want to learn how to teach their students grades 2 – 5 for holistic skills in writing. Home schooling parents are also welcome.
Helpline Number – 810 478 3119
1. You must download Zoom and have a good internet connection at your end.
2. You must be on time and be present through the session.
3. There will be no refunds and there will be no make up sessions.
4. You will be sent notes. You will send assignments on email .
5. Feedback on concerns will be sent through email to the group.
6. You will be given a certificate of participation and a transcript of the topics you have worked on.
How to enroll –
1. You need to register first. To register, click here
2. After registering, click on ‘Online Courses’ at the top and select the course you are interested in.
3. Click ‘Add to Cart’ button. Then click ‘View Cart’
4. After reviewing the product and price, click ‘Proceed to Checkout’
5. After filling your billing details, click ‘PLACE ORDER’
6. You will be taken to payment gateway page where you can select your preferred mode of payment.
7. After successful payment transaction, you will get enrolled in.
Video Tutorial –
How to Enroll (Step-by-step instructions)- https://youtu.be/ASj1yp2JLFw
I enjoyed the learning. I wish some teacher had taught me all this when I was in school. Not an English honours person, I am learning about some of these details now. Very well organised and carefully curated information and concepts brought to us in the lucid manner that is quintessentially Mrs Pandit. Thank you for the clarity – Sushmita Ganguly, Headmistress, Cathedral & John Connon School
Absolutely astonishing. I have attended 100s of workshops in my life, none is as systematised as yours. I would rate you as number one teacher in the world. – Hema J Chandra, Authorised Jolly Phonics Trainer with Jolly Learning ,UK. Principal director with Word Masti Phonics & Grammar Institute.
I am truly enjoying the training. It gets me thinking differently. The assignments are an eye opener in a good way. I find the assignments challenging and motivating. An amazing learning experience that goes beyond my wildest expectation of what an online workshop could be. – Sandhya Malik, The Shri Ram School, Delhi
The non-fiction genre is something that I have always disliked, as a student and as a teacher. Probably because I always found it ‘hard’. I wasn’t even looking forward for this paper, infact I was dreading it, especially the assignment. But, you have made it so simple to understand, that now it seems I can manage, if not excel.
I will be able to teach this genre in a much better way now that I have understood it better myself. You make the most complex things look so simple. That is the mark of a great teacher. Deep gratitude – Shraddha Goyal, Little Angels International School, Mumbai
The content of Paper 4 was systematically explained from one genre to the next. The structure, requirements and vocabulary for each genre were explained lucidly. There was more clarity with the examples that were given, and the notes really helped. Thank you so much for sharing them.
I especially enjoyed learning about the ideation techniques which will be very useful and provide a ready reckoner for writing under these genres. Thank you. – Shruti Mathur, The Shri Ram School, Delhi
This paper has been a really interesting one. It has really help me gain clarity on writing non fiction and its big genres which was a complicated topic for me.
The cherry on the cake is the speaker Mrs.Pandit’s guidance and teaching which help us connect to the intricate and most complicated topics in the simplest way. It is surely going to improve my teaching style and is largely going to be beneficial to my students. – Hawwa Kanchwala, MSB Educational Institute
Excellent content, very useful genres. Speaker: Very comprehensive as always. Benefits: Will be very useful for my class. Thank you Mrs Pandit. – Kavita Dholakia, Librarian, Cathedral Junior School
Indeed The techniques that I have learnt through this course have given me ideas on ways to steer my students’ writing skills. The emphasis on leading the learners into writing through a step by step process, I know I can do a much better job at engaging my students when i see them again in school.
However, I observe that the responses I have been receiving from my students in online sessions, ever since I started using the prompts shared at this course, have been a treat to read. am glad I took up this course that made my Saturdays productive. – Anjum Panna, Content Creator, Pragnya Bodhini High School.
I am really delightful to share my experience with the online creative writing course both for primary as well as secondary. The course has given me an insight of different ideation techniques to be practiced in the class with students. I am overwhelmed with the content taught in the course. I am thankful to Usha ma’am for giving this platform and sharing her thoughts about the subject matter with different examples. – Niharika Khanna, Lancer’s Convent Senior Secondary School, Delhi
Session 1. The bare bones and tools of creative writing
This session gives you an overview of creative writing for the primary classes. We look at the main elements of writing and how to build them. Ideation. Tools of writing – media, reading, viewing, authentic materials, writing trails from comprehension. Structure caution (past tense, passive voice, indirect speech) and vocabulary building.
Session 2. Writing effective description
In this session, we do description in detail. We focus on teaching strategies that are easy and doable to create wonderful settings, characters and events. Paragraph writing will be practiced.
Session 3. Writing fiction
In this session, you will learn how to teach story writing narrative and imaginative genre. You will learn how to use the 5 basic elements of a story and how to teach planning and writing. You will be given strategies to achieve success.
Session 4. Writing non-fiction
In this session, we introduce the formats and requirements of the succinct genres with topics that children will enjoy writing. How to introduce the basics of Discussion, debate, report, persuasion to children in the primary grades.
Session 5. Autobiography and letter writing
In this session, we focus on two pieces of writing that are mandatory in primary schools. The friendly letter and the autobiography as forms. Requirements of these forms and how to motivate children to write good ones.
Session 6. Common Errors
In this session, we look at common errors that students make and how to correct them. Self, peer, teacher corrections. Rubrics and criteria of success. Formative and Summative assessments. Evaluation and reporting of writing.