Mastering Discovery Creative Writing

Barbara Stanners
My focus is developing rich teaching and learning resource materials for Secondary English teachers to use in the classroom.
Varied Creative Writing strategies, techniques and resources for developing student writing skills and confidence will be examined and discussed throughout the workshop...
Target Audience
All current and prospective Senior English staff.
21 reviews
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Learning Areas

Teaching Standards

General Description

This Creative Writing workshop focuses on the ways ‘Flash Fiction’ narrative style, methods and resources can help students maximise Section II results.
Varied resources and teaching strategies linked to narrative style, structure, characterisation and language use will be examined. Discussion will also focus on how to increase student confidence in expressing ‘discovery’ moments and experiences in their writing.

Audience

All current and prospective Senior English staff.

Available Delivery Formats

This course contributes to 5.0 professional development hours.

Occurrences

There are no occurrences of Face to Face - Individual in Australia (NSW) at this time.

Sessions

Session 1 - Conceptualising 'Discovery' for Section II

1 hour and 30 minutes

The focus of the opening session will be to clarify and stress the common Area of Study rubric requirements. This will be linked throughout to how conceptual ideas need to considered in each section of Paper One.
The Section II Creative Writing exam response must be conceptually rich and reflect awareness of feedback from the Marking Centre and past exam questions.

Session 2 - Creative Writing and 'Flash Fiction' techniques

2 hours

Booklet and media presentation will be used to evaluate varied creative writing techniques suitable for Section II.
Group work relating to Past questions, Marking Centre feedback and sample scripts will clarify main the components for an exemplary Section II response.
Discussion of varied Teaching and Learning strategies for building student writing skills.

Session 3 - Developing Writing Skills through drafts and exemplar scripts

1 hour and 30 minutes

Strategies for improving the quality of student draft scenarios as part of skill building process will be discussed, using past HSC Section II question type triggers.
Developing Time management skills by examining ‘Flash Fiction’ structure and exemplar scripts.
Peer marking guidelines examined to build student confidence and and awareness of the importance of drafting and editing prior to the exam.

What To Bring

• Writing Paper
• Laptop or a NEW USB for digital resource sharing
• Digital versions or copies of Section II student exemplars for group discussion

User Rating

4.9

Latest Reviews

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Mastering Discovery Creative Writing
by Cassandra Attard on 28/09/2017

Barbara is always fantastic and today we received a lot of information and resources that were very helpful and useful.

Mastering Discovery Creative Writing
28/09/2017

Barbara is wonderful, engaging and amazing. Her presentation is engaging and makes you feel valued.

Mastering Discovery Creative Writing
by Lucinda Solomko on 28/09/2017

Barbara, you are amazing! Any English teacher of worth needs to learn from you.

Mastering Discovery Creative Writing
28/09/2017

Relevant, varied resources and sequencing. Clear and engaging presentation.

Mastering Discovery Creative Writing
by Sharon Bresler on 28/09/2017

I really liked the way resources were not only presented but usefully discussed how these could be used. So well broken down into manageably sensible, teachable parts. The presenter was also a really good and reassuring listener.

Mastering Discovery Creative Writing
28/09/2017

Barbara’s wealth of knowledge was phenomenal. I gained a lot of insight into how to more effectively prepare my students for this task (section 2).

Mastering Discovery Creative Writing
27/09/2017

Well-presented with practical resources that will be easy to implement. Engaging activities.

Mastering Discovery Creative Writing
27/09/2017

Informative and engaging presentation. Relevant resources. Barbara was willing to listen to our own personal challenges and address them.

Mastering Discovery Creative Writing
by Luke McGinnity on 03/07/2017

Very relevant in terms of developing a contextual understanding but also useful strategies.

Mastering Discovery Creative Writing
03/07/2017

Barbara Stanners is an excellent presenter. The course was highly engaging and useful. There were practical strategies to use/implement in the classroom.

Mastering Discovery Creative Writing
03/07/2017

Excellent presentation and resources. Well planned and very accessible.

Mastering Discovery Creative Writing
03/07/2017

Fantastic style of presentation. Very informative and some wonderful strategies that I plan to use in my lessons.

Mastering Discovery Creative Writing
by Michelle Arentz on 03/07/2017

Some great ideas. Feeling inspired.

Mastering Discovery Creative Writing
by Emilee Farmer on 03/07/2017

Brilliant content. Inspiring activities.

Mastering Discovery Creative Writing
03/07/2017

Great resources. Clips and sample resources are very useful. Thank you.

Mastering Discovery Creative Writing
03/07/2017

Lots of practical advice and resources. Barbara is very generous with her time and resources. Picked up lots of tips and useful ideas.

Mastering Discovery Creative Writing
by Tom Melrose on 03/07/2017

Have some great ideas and resources to take back with me.

Mastering Discovery Creative Writing
03/07/2017

Great teaching and learning methods for developing Creative Writing. Useful resources offered. I have developed a better understanding of what is expected in this section and feel I have effective resources to employ in my teaching methods to really help out students develop their creative writing skills in conjunction with the rubric.

Mastering Discovery Creative Writing
by Elizabeth Casey on 03/07/2017

Very generous with resources and ideas to use in class. Practical and helpful.

Mastering Discovery Creative Writing
03/07/2017

Very helpful as a first time AOS: Discovery Teacher. Thank you for the resources!


About the team


Barbara Stanners

Creator

Barbara has been English KLA co-ordinator at Richmond H.S. and Bede Polding College, Windsor South. She has extensive teaching and training experience with Junior and Senior Secondary English courses as well as Certificates in Mentoring and Professional Leadership. Over thirty Teacher Resource Textbooks have been published over the past fifteen years.
Developing resources for all Stage 6 English courses, remains a particular area of interest and expertise.