Creative writing is one of the most difficult skills we can impart to our students and yet we persist. It is, through creative writing that we impart the important lessons about empathy, perspective, culture. The individual becomes empowered through the act of self-expression which validates their experiences, memories and life events. We learn through story; we hear different voices through story; we understand ourselves better through story. This first book in a series of three books on creative writing offers ideas on programming with specific lessons, moving from reading to writing, scaffolding learning over the four years of junior secondary school. The elements of stories are explained with examples and activities; these ideas are reinforced through worksheets which invite students to write their own compositions.

This second book in a series of three on creative writing offers advice to teachers on how to organise their creative writing classrooms; the book features the work of teachers across Australia, with successful 'dip into' lessons that you can use in any classroom; the lessons range from single worksheets to extended lessons following visible thinking pedagogy. The English Textual Concepts and ACARA strands of literature, literacy and language are evident in the lessons, supporting syllabus requirements.

The sub-title of this book is Creative Writing Ideas for the Classroom. Principal writers are John Acutt, Sue Bittner, Mel Dixon and Rosie Kerin.

Price $55 for each book

 

AATE has published a valuable new text about the teaching of short stories, Creating Micro 

Stories: Small Fiction with Big Impact! written by AATE past-president Erika Boas and Emma Jenkins. This text focuses on those sorts of stories that most of our students need to write, stories under 1000 words. The book features a wide range of award-winning student stories as well as stories from celebrated writers such as Will Kostakis, Tristan Bancks,  Libby Gleeson.

Price $39.95

Creative Horizons and Creating Micro Sories are available from ETAQ.

If you would like to purchase either of these, please email the Admin Officer at trish.purcell@bigpond.com

 

 

The Australian Association for the Teaching of English and some of the English Teachers Associations in different states offer a range of resources for sale through their websites. The links below will take you straight to the relevant pages.

 
Online Store - AATE - Australian Association for the Teaching of English  (www.aate.org.au)

http://www.aate.org.au/products/online-store
 

 

Upcoming Events

Essential English CIA 2023

In response to requests from members, ETAQ organised a Community of Practice to help with preparation for the Common Internal Assessment on Saturday 18 February 2023. The entire program for this one was recorded so we are keeping registrations open for at least first semester so members who didn't see it in February, can still a...

Category: Seminar
Start Time: 9:00 AM
Date: Tuesday 18th July 2023
Venue: St Joseph's, Nudgee College
Venue Address: 2199 Sandgate Road, BOONDALL 4034
Phone Enquiries: 0455 464 000
Email Enquiries:  adminofficer@etaq.org.au


External Assessment Preparation

The program will consist of three segments: Online self-paced teacher materials available from 22 July For students and teachers - sessions of new videos on Writing the Analytical Essay and pre-recorded text webinars: based on the EA texts from the Prescribed Text List including new additions this year of Wuthering Heights...

Category: Professional Development
Start Time: 9:00 AM
Date: Saturday 22nd July 2023
Venue: Online
Phone Enquiries: 0455 464 000


State Conference 2023

State Conference in 2023 will be held on Saturday 19 August 2023. The program will be released on 16 June and registrations will then open. Theme: Spring Awakenings: entering a New Era of Education and Innovation Submissions are called from people willing to share their professional work with participants via presentations/workshops on any ...

Category: State Conference
Start Time: 8:15 AM
Date: Saturday 19th August 2023
Venue: Lourdes Hill School
Venue Address: 86 Hawthorne Road, HAWTHORNE
Phone Enquiries: 0455 464 000


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