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 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

4.7

Latest Reviews

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Developing Voices: successful Creative Writing in the Classroom - Joanne Manning
08/07/2020

This was a terrific course. I was so glad that I signed up to it. I have completed it quickly as I have been so keen to apply the skills to the units I am currently teaching. It has given me scaffolds and strategies that I will used this term and in the coming years. It is incredibly relevant as so many students in this current generation find imaginative writing difficult.

Developing Voices: successful Creative Writing in the Classroom - Joanne Manning
08/07/2020

Excellent resources provide in this course

Developing Voices: successful Creative Writing in the Classroom - Joanne Manning
08/07/2020

Quite a comprehensive course.

Developing Voices: successful Creative Writing in the Classroom - Joanne Manning
08/07/2020

It had some interesting strategies and exercises.

Developing Voices: successful Creative Writing in the Classroom - Joanne Manning
08/07/2020

Excellent and very detailed.

Developing Voices: successful Creative Writing in the Classroom - Joanne Manning
08/07/2020

Extremely relevant This was one of the most interesting and informative courses I’ve done through the TTA. Well presented, excellent resources and extremely relevant for the teaching of narrative writing. It is of use for junior years but also for seniors. Many thanks TTA and Joanna Manning.

Developing Voices: successful Creative Writing in the Classroom - Joanne Manning
27/04/2020

Extremely relevant and engaging.

Developing Voices: successful Creative Writing in the Classroom - Joanne Manning
27/04/2020

The course content was extremely relevant, though content was somewhat varied in terms of what modules received the most focus and which sub-topics received the most time in terms of what was offered and how long was spent on them.

Developing Voices: successful Creative Writing in the Classroom - Joanne Manning
18/04/2020

Very relevant although some editing needed. Excellent for new teachers and a god refresher for experience teachers with enough new information to extend their craft.

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!


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.