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Instant Lessons in Creative Writing - Book 2

Instant Lessons in Creative Writing - Book 2

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Resource Type: Secondary Teacher Resource Subject: English
School Level: Middle, Senior Secondary Years 9-12

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Product Code: 9781865096599

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Instant Lessons in Creative Writing Book 2 aims to revise basic creative writing concepts, encouraging students to look at purpose and audience in writing in order to sharpen focus on story ideas. Students learn how to create atmosphere and generate fulfilment in the resolution.

Recalling and researching some classic tales, students combine story ideas from traditional, classic and historical texts. The activities help students appreciate balance and rhythm in writing, understand the need for order in paragraphs and maintenance of tense, and develop a broader vocabulary.

Actual student writing examples are included to demonstrate various types of imaginative short stories and to highlight the fact that creative writing is for all ages and reasons - a craft that will endure the test of time.

Topics include:
  • Establishing Voice
  • Story Ideas
  • Story Resolution
  • Establishing Atmosphere
  • Word Families
  • Writing Styles
  • Classic Tales
  • Combining Stories
  • Case Study - The Prologue
  • Symbolism
  • Types of Sentences
  • Vocabulary Building
  • Singular and Plural Verbs
  • Word Confusion
  • Case study - Foetal Language
  • Figurative Language
  • Sound Devices
  • Complex Sentence Construction
  • Empathy
  • Case Study - Chicken Sandwich
  • Bizarre Storylines
  • Maintaining Mystery
  • Abbreviating Speech
  • Balance and Rhythm
  • Editing
  • Tips for Revising

This checklist highlights the major uses and benefits of the books:

Versatile Uses:

Supplementary classroom lessons
Homework activities
Reinforcement of learning
Extension work for advanced students
Preparation for assessment
Exam revision

Teaching Benefits:

Creative teaching ideas
Developing greater student interest and understanding
A fresh approach to a topic or lesson
A way of targeting student weaknesses
Suitable for individual or group work
A variety of activities for home study

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