Developing Voices: successful Creative Writing in the Classroom

Joanne Manning
Explore how to make the creative writing process stimulating, enjoyable and accessible to all students.
Target Audience
Secondary teachers of English stages 4, 5 and 6.
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Learning Areas

Teaching Standards

General Description

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.

Audience

Secondary teachers of English stages 4, 5 and 6.

Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

24/7 lifetime course access


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Teaching Standards

1.2.2 Proficient Level – Understand how students learn
1.2.2 Proficient Level – Understand how students learn
2.1.2 Proficient Level – Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area
3.1.2 Proficient Level – Establish challenging learning goals
3.2.2 Proficient Level – Plan, structure and sequence learning programs
4.2.2 Proficient Level – Manage classroom activities
5.2.2 Proficient Level – Provide feedback to students on their learning

Are you in NSW? If so, this is relevant for you

Completing this course will contribute 7 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing 1.2.2, 2.1.2, 3.1.2, 3.2.2, 4.2.2 & 5.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

TTA (Teacher Training Australia) is endorsed to provide the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered Professional Development for teachers accredited at Proficient and Lead Level Teacher.


This course contributes to 7.0 professional development hours.

Occurrences

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Sessions

Why write? A rationale for creative writing

1 hour

Description: Personal reflection and understanding/exploration of human behaviour, development
of critical thinking, personal relevance, development of expression, clarification of message and human issues, authorship as
a dialogue with the emerging text (the self folded into the emerging text)

Some research-based pedagogical practices into development of inner-directed and outer-directed
content, knowledge of form, process etc
Teachers will reflect on the research and how it applies to the classroom.

Creative Writing workshop modelling

2 hours

Description: The narrative writing process, feedback and teacher conferencing, student peer conferencing (Socratic circles), think aloud and listening, developing a writing mindset.

Writing essentials developing content, message, form (Aristotle), expression

Models of published writing are essential to teach control of language, form, characterisation,
message. Some excellent models will be shared. Teachers will read and evaluate each model and its use in the classroom.

Creative Writing workshop Activities

2 hours and 30 minutes

Description: 3. Narrative Writing workshop Activities that inspire a range of student responses are
essential to develop an individual style and voice. Some excellent activities will be shared and rationale
explained. Creating compelling reading using delay, enabling inference and prediction and
enabling visualisation through language.
Teachers will complete the activities and evaluate them for use in the classroom. Some reflection on application in the classroom will also be explored.

Marking creative writing

1 hour and 30 minutes

Teachers will consider a number of samples, mark them and evaluate useful feedback for both the process and product. Assessment of narrative writing to year 11 and beyond as well as student self-evaluation

What To Bring

This course requires no preparation.

User Rating

4.8

Latest Reviews

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Developing Voices: successful Creative Writing in the Classroom - Joanne Manning
03/12/2019

This course really helped and provided me with useful activities, the content was great quality.

Developing Voices: successful Creative Writing in the Classroom - Joanne Manning
03/12/2019

I loved the generating ideas in the classroom section

Developing Voices: successful Creative Writing in the Classroom - Joanne Manning
03/12/2019

Relevant and timely with the new Craft of Writing and the need to implement programs in the junior years that focus on developing voice and creative skills.

Developing Voices: successful Creative Writing in the Classroom - Joanne Manning
03/12/2019

Relevance is clear and there is a wealth of interesting potential “ice breakers” and other strategies offered here for generating good writing in the English classroom, however a second version of the course for those with some existing experience of assessing and inspiring creative writing tasks might also be a good idea.

Developing Voices: successful Creative Writing in the Classroom - Joanne Manning
03/12/2019

The computerised system is not very engaging and is difficult to navigate at times when it just seems to sit loading.

Developing Voices: successful Creative Writing in the Classroom - Joanne Manning
03/12/2019

The resources are relevant to developing creative writing skills and provided good examples.

Developing Voices: successful Creative Writing in the Classroom - Joanne Manning
03/12/2019

The slides took a very long time to load. The course was very relevant to the new stage 6 English syllabus.

Developing Voices: successful Creative Writing in the Classroom - Joanne Manning
03/12/2019

Some good suggestions were made to engage the students. Some things were engaging and interesting.

Developing Voices: successful Creative Writing in the Classroom - Joanne Manning
03/12/2019

Very relevant for creative writing, however, some parts seemed too advanced for some of the demographic of students I work with (EAL/D or low ability)

Developing Voices: successful Creative Writing in the Classroom - Joanne Manning
03/12/2019

It is relevant for people who have to teach creative writing...is that not obvious? Hell no.

Developing Voices: successful Creative Writing in the Classroom - Joanne Manning
03/12/2019

This course was very insightful and provided a breakdown. Having it online meant I could do it at my own pace. A great course, can complete at your own pace!

Developing Voices: successful Creative Writing in the Classroom - Joanne Manning
02/09/2019

High quality and relevant to my work

Developing Voices: successful Creative Writing in the Classroom - Joanne Manning
02/09/2019

This course was excellent; highly relevant content.

Developing Voices: successful Creative Writing in the Classroom - Joanne Manning
02/09/2019

Very relevant. Would have liked to see interactive videos.

Developing Voices: successful Creative Writing in the Classroom - Joanne Manning
02/09/2019

Highly sophisticated and every detail is extremely relevant.

Developing Voices: successful Creative Writing in the Classroom - Joanne Manning
02/09/2019

well structured and engaging

Developing Voices: successful Creative Writing in the Classroom - Joanne Manning
02/09/2019

This was a particularly relevant course and I have already used some of the material here in my lessons at school.

Developing Voices: successful Creative Writing in the Classroom - Joanne Manning
02/09/2019

I thought that was really relevant and many excellent resources were included as a model of how to teach creative writing.

Developing Voices: successful Creative Writing in the Classroom - Joanne Manning
02/09/2019

I found the course, engaging and academically helpful. I’ve used many of the resources with my Year 9 class and most importantly I feel that they’ve enjoyed the process of writing as a result of Jo-Anne’s work. Easily accessible and wonderful resources for teachers at any stage of the careers. The process of writing in the classroom cannot be underestimated and this course highlighted the important steps our students must make before writing and creating their masterpieces. - Ash -

Developing Voices: Successful Creative Writing in the Classroom - Joanne Manning
22/12/2018

Truth be told, there was nothing in this course that I wasn’t aware of prior to undertaking it.


About the team


Joanne Manning

Creator

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, Differentiation, Learning Enhancement, Creative Writing and Teaching and Learning areas across all sectors of education. She holds a PhD in English literature.