Pre-order A Practical Guide to Creative Writing in Schools by Fiona Clark from all major booksellers.
This book contains seven tried-and-tested creative writing projects for pupils aged 8-14. Each project is delivered through a series of workshops and enables pupils to explore a literary genre or writing style, discuss themes and topics and receive constructive feedback about their writing. The projects cover topics such as identity, cultural heritage, tolerance, empathy, morality, dreams and much more.
Teachers wanting to run creative writing projects will find this book easy to follow, practical and timesaving. Each project allows students to:
* explore a certain literary genre or writing style in detail
* be creative and have fun while learning
* think about, talk about and discuss themes and topics
* receive constructive feedback about their writing
* pursue their own ideas
* see themselves as ‘real’ writers with a ‘real’ audience
* understand that writing can be enjoyable, artistic and relaxing
* experience creativity to improve their wellbeing
These ready-made projects are invaluable for teachers who are looking for new and successful creative writing projects for a range of students. They will enable teachers to immediately start making a difference to their students’ confidence and writing skills, allowing them to be as creative and imaginative as possible and use creativity as a springboard for their own writing.
Other texts by Fiona Clark, available to order from Amazon, include the wellbeing book for young people:
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Why is this book needed now?
Our young people are increasingly confused about key life issues and their own personal development. The world is fuller now: fuller with noise, narration, role models of all different types and styles. Children see and hear so much every day (especially with the added dimension of media and social media) that has the potential to fill them full of self-doubt and lead them to compare themselves unnecessarily to others. This book reassures young people that the issues they face are common and that there are practical solutions. It opens up discussions to help them to avoid thinking traps.
Click here to read Fiona’s article published in the Times Educational Supplement.
(Left to right) Authors Sarah Mullins, Fiona Clark, Professor Lynne McKenna and Sarah Martin-Denham at the University of Sunderland #IWD20
St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy, Hebburn, hosts
author Fiona Clark on World Book Day 2020
Students decorated the doors of each classroom in the style of a book, a character or a genre and Fiona judged the competition, as well as enjoying a Q and A session with students in the school library.
Walbottle Campus students learn how to interview and take notes
for the school newspaper
Students’ poems were published in an anthology ‘Sonnets from the City’ at the end of a creative poetry project. Each student got a copy to keep and these were also displayed in the school reception.
“Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it.” – Marian Wright Edelman