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Reaching out to Teachers Australia-wide! Young Writers Online for Students

Posted 4 months ago by Nicole Clarke


An Exciting & Accessible Program by The Literature Centre in WA

YOUNG WRITERS ONLINE 

Given the unprecedented circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 health crisis in 2020, we’ve found a way to deliver accessible learning opportunities ONLINE for students, not only here in WA but for use Australia-wide.  

We think this is an exciting creative opportunity for our interstate and territory friends at this time.

Since April 2020, we found a way to move our face-to-face Young Writers Program for Years 6-12 to a series of pre-recorded author videos on a private platform.  We know the value of offering a program with maximum flexibility for teachers and unique learning experiences for students.  

Given high demand, we will continue with Young Writers Online in 2021, running in tandem with our normal Young Writers Collective (in person workshops)!

Our award-winning Australian authors of young adult books have created a range of activities and challenges that focus on student learning and creativity.  

 

Read on for specific Young Writers details for 2021 HERE

 

 

SAMPLE OF FEEDBACK FROM PARTICIPANTS

Students:

There were so many things that I had never even thought to try in my writing. I think this was an amazing opportunity to improve my writing. - Student, Year 6, Perth College

I really like this programme. I learned a lot and the things they teach you are very different from what you would do in class. I really like how each author’s style of writing is really different. – Student, Year 8, Perth College

It was great. I learned a lot of new tips with writing dialogue between characters. I also learned how to view environments and events in the characters point of view. - Student, Year 10, Swan Christian College

Very informative and insightful, definitely learnt a lot and got plenty of practice out of it. - Student, Year 7, South Coast Baptist College

Really interesting and I got a lot of tips and ideas. Deb is really interesting and inspiring. - Student, Year 6, East Narrogin Primary

It taught me a lot on how to develop characters and a story. I needed help on how to write narratives and Isobelle gave me more than that. She taught me so many things that I can’t put in words or it will take up 2 whole pages. - Student, Year 9, Mandurah Catholic College 

I thought the author’s sessions were very helpful as we learnt so much about how to construct and write stories so it can become the best possible version we can create, and so we can spread a concept or idea that is really important to us to the rest of society. Student, Year 8, Perth College

 

Teachers:

I think the sessions have run really well. The students have been excited and engaged. We are really enjoying them. - Teacher, Yuna Primary School

The sessions were very engaging and promoted the students to think about their writing. The students were highly motivated to write and listen to Deb’s advice. They thoroughly enjoyed every session. - Deputy Principal, East Narrogin Primary School

Thanks so much for your innovation in these times.Principal, Walkaway Primary School

We are thrilled that you have been able to organise this for our students. - Teacher, Coogee Primary School