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 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 Developing Voices: successful Creative Writing in the Classroom before 31 July 2021 under NESA’s interim arrangements will contribute 7 hours and 0 minutes of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Delivery and assessment of NSW curriculum addressing standard descriptors 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.


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

4.7

Latest Reviews

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Developing Voices: successful Creative Writing in the Classroom - Joanne Manning
11/04/2021

Lots of useful teaching strategies for engaging students in creative writing and for improving assessment and the quality of feedback.

Developing Voices: successful Creative Writing in the Classroom - Joanne Manning
11/04/2021

The course content was thorough, research based and highly relevant.

Developing Voices: successful Creative Writing in the Classroom - Joanne Manning
11/04/2021

Gave me new ways of engaging students with creative writing and valuing writing/texts.

Developing Voices: successful Creative Writing in the Classroom - Joanne Manning
11/04/2021

An excellent and generous range of material and resources for use in creative writing contexts.

Developing Voices: successful Creative Writing in the Classroom - Joanne Manning
11/04/2021

Some of the content was just presented as if it was taken from a textbook. Most of the ideas were good resources and relevant but it was the presentation that let it down.

Developing Voices: successful Creative Writing in the Classroom - Joanne Manning
11/04/2021

So excellent. Exactly what I needed!

Developing Voices: successful Creative Writing in the Classroom - Joanne Manning
11/04/2021

Fantastic course. Very targeted and provided many resources and much advice.

Developing Voices: successful Creative Writing in the Classroom - Joanne Manning
11/04/2021

This would be more useful for somebody who doesn’t have a Masters in Writing.

Developing Voices: successful Creative Writing in the Classroom - Joanne Manning
11/04/2021

Excellent samples and resources that can be used across numerous stages. I felt like the course title was a bit misleading as the course seems to be based on general writing skills, rather than the concept of the writer’s voice.

Developing Voices: successful Creative Writing in the Classroom - Joanne Manning
11/04/2021

I thought it was very relevant. Thoroughly enjoyed it. No.

Developing Voices: successful Creative Writing in the Classroom - Joanne Manning
11/04/2021

Great

Developing Voices: successful Creative Writing in the Classroom - Joanne Manning
11/04/2021

The vast majority of this course content was of great quality and relevance to me as a secondary English teacher. I will definitely be utilising a number of activities with future classes.

Developing Voices: successful Creative Writing in the Classroom - Joanne Manning
11/04/2021

The quality of the course was high and it was very relevant.

Developing Voices: successful Creative Writing in the Classroom - Joanne Manning
11/04/2021

Some useful activities and interesting prompts. Will definitely use some activities in my classroom.
I would have liked to have seen activities for different stages and more focus on Stage 6 looking at experimentation and extending students. N/A

Developing Voices: successful Creative Writing in the Classroom - Joanne Manning
11/04/2021

I really enjoyed the course and the suggestions.

Developing Voices: successful Creative Writing in the Classroom - Joanne Manning
11/04/2021

The content and the quality of delivery of the course was excellent and greatly assisted me in teaching creative writing in the classroom.

Developing Voices: successful Creative Writing in the Classroom - Joanne Manning
11/04/2021

Very relevant to my instruction, an excellent resource with a range of strategies

Developing Voices: successful Creative Writing in the Classroom - Joanne Manning
11/04/2021

I believe the quality of this course to be very high. I value the suggested activities and intend to integrate them into my year 7 English units where appropriate. I believe many of the activities will be relevant to my teaching methods and content of my units.

Developing Voices: successful Creative Writing in the Classroom - Joanne Manning
11/04/2021

I feel the quality of the work presented was good and relevant to the subjects I teach. I further believe there are many skills mentioned within the creative writing process that could be adapted to other KLAs. This will be a challenge I would like to take on as creativity and writing skills are important to have in all areas.

Developing Voices: successful Creative Writing in the Classroom - Joanne Manning
11/04/2021

excellent course


About the team


Joanne Manning

Creator

Joanne is an experienced educator working in Curriculum, Teaching and Learning and English. She has worked as a classroom English and Philosophy teacher, HSC examiner, Teacher Accreditation assessor for NESA and the AIS and English academic. Passionate about motivating students to develop a love for 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 in New York, 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 educational sectors. Joanne is a HALT teacher. She holds a PhD in English literature.