Developing Voices: Successful Creative Writing in the Classroom

Teaching Standards 1.2.2, 2.1.2, 3.1.2, 3.2.2, 4.2.2, 5.2.2

Audience:  Secondary teachers of English stages 4, 5 and 6.

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.

This course is 7 PD hours. Accreditation

What's included?

1 Quiz
4 Surveys
1 Multimedia
28 Texts
13 PDFs
7.0
Joanne  Manning
Joanne Manning

About the instructor

Joanne Manning is an experienced educator working in Curriculum, Teaching and Learning and English for over 20 years. Passionate about motivating students to develop a love for the English literature and language, Joanne has sought to integrate a number of research-based pedagogical methods into classroom practice. The integration of Strategies-based practices has informed her teaching of reading and creative writing. Joanne has pursued further studies in English teaching through Columbia University Teachers' College, studying a number of models of thinking. Joanne has presented on a range of topics regarding English, Learning Enhancement, Creative Writing and Teaching and Learning areas across all sectors of education. She holds a PhD in English literature.

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