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Creative Writing. on preschool, elementary , secondary and tertiary level Renata Emilsson Pesková, Hlíðaskóli. Cartoons. 5th and 6th grades of Hlíðaskóli 2011/2012 http://issuu.com/renatape/docs/sm_sagnakeppni_grunnsk_la_2011_flettib_klingur/28. Overview: . Short story

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creative writing
Creative Writing

on preschool,

elementary,

secondary

and tertiary level

Renata Emilsson Pesková, Hlíðaskóli

Renata Emilsson Pesková, Hlíðaskóli The Multitudinous Forms of Communication 2012

cartoons
Cartoons
  • 5th and 6th grades of Hlíðaskóli

2011/2012

http://issuu.com/renatape/docs/sm_sagnakeppni_grunnsk_la_2011_flettib_klingur/28

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Renata Emilsson Pesková, Hlíðaskóli The Multitudinous Forms of Communication 2012
overview
Overview:
  • Short story
  • Short stories in the English classroom
  • Exchange about creative writing (individual and group work) and presenting the outcome.
  • Writing workshop

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Aims
  • To discuss teaching creative writing in English classrooms
  • To argue that the short story / creative writing has it´s place in English classroom on preschool, elementary, secondary level, as well as in the adult life
  • To promote the discussion about creative writing among English teachers in elementary and secondary schools
  • To give teachers some simple tools to work with short stories

Renata Emilsson Pesková, Hlíðaskóli The Multitudinous Forms of Communication 2012

i short story
I. Short story

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Write down your definition of

“short story”

Renata Emilsson Pesková, Hlíðaskóli The Multitudinous Forms of Communication 2012

what is a short story
What is a short story?

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An answer of a 5-year-old:

“What you tell people so they will be happy.”

(p. 163)

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An answer of a 10-year-old:

“Telling about something and using transition words, a good opening, closing, details and elaboration”

(p. 163)

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Kinds of short stories (p. 164)

  • Classifications (p. 165)
  • Progressive Plotline (p. 169)

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“One can´t believe impossible things”.

“I dare say you haven´t had much practice,” said the Queen. “When I was your age I always did it for half an hour a day. Why sometimes I´ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”

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ii short stories in the english classroom
II. SHORT STORIES IN THE ENGLISH CLASSROOM

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Short stories in the lessons

A. READING STORIES

B. WRITING STORIES

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“Nothing can help you “learn” how to write a good, short story better than reading good short stories.“

(http://www.wikihow.com/Write-a-Short-Story)

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A. Reading short stories

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Story-based approach to teaching English (Primary Essentials, British Council)

  • Patience A. Karlsson, Storytelling as a teaching strategy
  • Conference Story-line in August
  • Ritsmiðjafyrirkennara (STÍL) in August

Renata Emilsson Pesková, Hlíðaskóli The Multitudinous Forms of Communication 2012

work with a short story
Work with a short story

preliminary activities

Drawing, acting, brainstorming, alternative endings, guessing, analyzing, summing up, organizing, using graphs, creating booklets & posters, individual portfolio, mapping individual progress ..

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work with a short story cont
Work with a short story (cont.)

activities during reading

Vocabulary, guessing the end, drawing the place or the character …

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work with a short story cont1
Work with a short story (cont.)

post-reading activities

http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/britlit/hand-feeds-me

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B. WRITING SHORT STORIES

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How to write a short story

http://www.wikihow.com/Write-a-Short-Story

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introduction into story writing
Introduction into story writing:
  • Think sheet for story planning
  • Character fact sheet (drawing)
  • Drafting (mind map)
  • Progressive plotline
  • Story mountain

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Writing

  • Editing
  • Sharing
  • Continuous Assessment

(p. 196 + 206)

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short story competition
Short story competition
  • 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13
  • Cartoons in 5-6th grades
  • 3 age categories – will be 4
  • No topic – may be a wide topic
  • Online brochure
  • http://tungumalatorg.is/enska/renata%c2%b4s-space/short-story-competition/
  • Tungumálatorg

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iii exchange about writing
III. EXCHANGE ABOUT WRITING

Renata Emilsson Pesková, Hlíðaskóli The Multitudinous Forms of Communication 2012

1 written individual assignment
1. WRITTEN INDIVIDUAL ASSIGNMENT

Think about writing

in English classes.

(handout)

Renata Emilsson Pesková, Hlíðaskóli The Multitudinous Forms of Communication 2012

2 written group assignment
2. WRITTEN GROUP ASSIGNMENT
  • 3-4 persons in a group
  • Elementary school teachers together
  • Secondary school teachers together
  • Keep your individual answers at hand
  • Sum up your groups answers to these three questions:

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of creative writing in the English classroom?

  • Do/Can English teachers utilize creative writing in the classroom? How?
  • How do English teachers evaluate writing?

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PRESENTING THE FINDINGS

OF THE GROUPS

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project short story
PROJECT: Short story

Participants get a taste of how students learn to write short stories…

  • Read some beginnings of short stories.
  • Write a beginning of a short story.
  • Share everyone´s beginning of a short story.

Renata Emilsson Pesková, Hlíðaskóli The Multitudinous Forms of Communication 2012

brainstorming
Brainstorming

Idea

Draw a mind map

Renata Emilsson Pesková, Hlíðaskóli The Multitudinous Forms of Communication 2012

sketching
Sketching

Setting

Character

Plot

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Write a Catchy First Paragraph

In today’s fast-moving world, the first sentence of your short story should catch your reader’s attention with

the unusual,

the unexpected,

an action,

or a conflict.

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Start writing

Choose the right words!

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Kristýn Ýr

8. bekkur Hlíðaskóla

  • What if?

http://issuu.com/renatape/docs/sm_sagnakeppni_grunnsk_la_2011_flettib_klingur/15

Renata Emilsson Pesková, Hlíðaskóli The Multitudinous Forms of Communication 2012