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.