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)
Starting date – Registrations Closed.
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 upon attending all the sessions and upon timely completion of the course assignments. A summary transcript of the course content will also be provided.
Assignments will be set after every session and must be completed as per deadlines and emailed back to us. Feedback will be provided to those who complete assignments on time.
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. Attendance of all the sessions and on time submission of assignments are essential for Participation Certificates.
How to enroll –
1. You need to register first. To register, click here
2. After registering, click on ‘Online Courses’ 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
– Shalaka Patkar, English Facilitator, IB World School
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
The 2nd module was structured with a lot of thought just like the descriptive pyramid. Few concepts like the positive, neutral and negative descriptions (using the same scenario) was new to me. I learnt the value of observation, brilliant words and the amazing power they lend to inference. The sequence of layering was clear. The link between the learnings in the modules, pre-readings and viewings drive home several teaching points.
The frequent use of descriptors required in the exercises are vital for learning. It lends itself to class room instructions as teachers can deliver lessons built around these sub topics throughout the primary years and work on their spiral progression.
– Pooja Thakur, Principal, The Shri Ram 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.
The session was very interesting and packed with a lot of relevant information. We were introduced to many techniques to not only engage students in classroom activities, but to also ensure that everything that is taught is not forgotten. It has been very helpful that we were given specific examples of techniques. The contents were well picked and the flow was designed very well to ensure maximum understanding. – Hetali Shah, Fazlani L’Academie Globale
Totally enjoyed and learned a lot in a comfortable environment. The style and the knowledge of the presenter, Ms. Usha Pandit, was totally amazing. The wonderful techniques taught by her during the session will surely be used by us in our practice. Presented in a clear and engaging way with obvious and immediate results. The pre readings and the notes provided to us were of great help and a lot of learning. Ms. Usha Pandit, creates and facilitates amazing magic with the right steps and methods which boosts our confidence and we can continue tapping with confidence in our profession. – Johnsy Isabella, R.N. Podar
Session 1. The bare bones and tools of creative writing
This session gives you an overview of creative writing for the secondary classes. We look at the main elements of writing and how to build ideas. Understanding the elements (ideas, structure, vocab) choice of topics. Ideation techniques, structure caution (past tense, passive voice, indirect speech) vocab building. Tools of writing using media, critical reading, viewing, authentic materials, writing analysis and trails from comprehension. Detailed understanding of writer’s craft.
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.