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Teaching Creative Writing for School Teachers

OVERVIEW
The main training element is  experiential, creative activity-based learning with discussions and practical activities incorporated  into the pedagogical skills and content course so that participants can reflect on what they have learnt and can plan lessons using the skills knowledge they acquired from the course.

Objectives
By the end of the course participants will:

  • know many of the techniques for use in creative writing
  • know what is involved in developing creative writing
  • know how to foster and integrate creative writing into existing curriculum

Training Methodology
Contents
A note on the difference between conventional composition and creative writings.

Writing Story

Teaching Methodology

  • How to create options
  • How to weave ideas into the story
  • How to elaborate on main point in the plot
  • How to avoid repetition of words
  • How to use word substitution
  • Ways to an arresting start
  • Ways to conclude appropriately
  • How to describe, in appropriate and interesting ways:
    • settings
    • emotions
    • characters
  • Use of idioms and proverbs
  • Use of similes
  • Use of adjectives
  • Use of adverbs

Writing poems

Teaching Methodology

  • Exploring ways to get started
  • Exploring some common types of
  • Developing students’ writing techniques

Approaches to motivating and teaching creative writing

  • Individual and collaborative writing
  • Project-based writing
  • Methods of evaluating creative writing

Managing revisions/rewrites

  • Peer editing
  • Group editing
  • Writing checklist

Micro-teaching presentation on one aspect of creative writing

 


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