Writing a short story - Tungumálatorg

Writing a short story - Tungumálatorg

1 Creative Writing on preschool, elementary, secondary and tertiary level Renata Emilsson Peskov, Hlaskli Renata Emilsson Peskov, Hlaskli The Multitudinous Forms of Communication 2012

2 Cartoons 5th and 6th grades of Hlaskli 2011/2012 http://issuu.com/renatape/docs/sm_sagnakeppni_grunnsk_la_2011_flettib_klingur/28 Renata Emilsson Peskov, Hlaskli The Multitudinous Forms of Communication 2012

3 Renata Emilsson Peskov, Hlaskli The Multitudinous Forms of Communication 2012 4 Overview: Short story

Short stories in the English classroom Exchange about creative writing (individual and group work) and presenting the outcome. Writing workshop Renata Emilsson Peskov, Hlaskli

The Multitudinous Forms of Communication 2012 5 Aims To discuss teaching creative writing in English classrooms To argue that the short story / creative writing has its 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 Peskov, Hlaskli The Multitudinous Forms of Communication 2012

6 I. Short story Renata Emilsson Peskov, Hlaskli The Multitudinous Forms of Communication 2012 7 Write down your definition of short story

Renata Emilsson Peskov, Hlaskli The Multitudinous Forms of Communication 2012 8 What is a short story? Renata Emilsson Peskov, Hlaskli The Multitudinous Forms of Communication 2012 9

An answer of a 5-year-old: What you tell people so they will be happy. (p. 163) Renata Emilsson Peskov, Hlaskli The Multitudinous Forms of Communication 2012 10 An answer of a 10-year-old:

Telling about something and using transition words, a good opening, closing, details and elaboration (p. 163) Renata Emilsson Peskov, Hlaskli The Multitudinous Forms of Communication 2012 11 Kinds of short stories (p. 164)

Classifications Progressive (p. 165) Plotline (p. 169) Renata Emilsson Peskov, Hlaskli The Multitudinous Forms of Communication 2012 12 One cant believe impossible things.

I dare say you havent had much practice, said the Queen. When I was your age I always did it for half an hour a day. Why sometimes Ive believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast. Renata Emilsson Peskov, Hlaskli The Multitudinous Forms of Communication 2012 13 II. SHORT STORIES IN THE ENGLISH CLASSROOM

Renata Emilsson Peskov, Hlaskli The Multitudinous Forms of Communication 2012 14 Short stories in the lessons A. READING STORIES B. WRITING STORIES Renata Emilsson Peskov, Hlaskli The Multitudinous Forms of Communication

2012 15 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) Renata Emilsson Peskov, Hlaskli The Multitudinous Forms of Communication 2012

16 A. Reading short stories Renata Emilsson Peskov, Hlaskli The Multitudinous Forms of Communication 2012 17 Story-based

approach to teaching English (Primary Essentials, British Council) Patience A. Karlsson, Storytelling as a teaching strategy Conference Ritsmija Story-line in August fyrir kennara (STL) in August

Renata Emilsson Peskov, Hlaskli The Multitudinous Forms of Communication 2012 18 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 ..

Renata Emilsson Peskov, Hlaskli The Multitudinous Forms of Communication 2012 19 Work with a short story (cont.) activities during reading Vocabulary, guessing the end, drawing the place or the character Renata Emilsson Peskov, Hlaskli The Multitudinous Forms of Communication

2012 20 Work with a short story (cont.) post-reading activities http ://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/britlit/handfeeds-me Renata Emilsson Peskov, Hlaskli The Multitudinous Forms of Communication 2012

21 B. WRITING SHORT STORIES Renata Emilsson Peskov, Hlaskli The Multitudinous Forms of Communication 2012 22 How to write a short story http://www.wikihow.com/Write-a-Short-Story

Renata Emilsson Peskov, Hlaskli The Multitudinous Forms of Communication 2012 23 Introduction into story writing: Think sheet for story planning Character Drafting

fact sheet (drawing) (mind map) Progressive Story plotline mountain Renata Emilsson Peskov, Hlaskli The Multitudinous Forms of Communication 2012

24 Writing Editing Sharing Continuous Assessment (p. 196 + 206) Renata Emilsson Peskov, Hlaskli The Multitudinous Forms of Communication 2012

25 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-storycompetition/

Tungumlatorg Renata Emilsson Peskov, Hlaskli The Multitudinous Forms of Communication 2012 26 III. EXCHANGE ABOUT WRITING Renata Emilsson Peskov, Hlaskli The Multitudinous Forms of Communication 2012

27 1. WRITTEN INDIVIDUAL ASSIGNMENT Think about writing in English classes. (handout) Renata Emilsson Peskov, Hlaskli The Multitudinous Forms of Communication 2012 28

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: Renata Emilsson Peskov, Hlaskli The Multitudinous Forms of Communication 2012 29

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? Renata Emilsson Peskov, Hlaskli The Multitudinous Forms of Communication 2012 30 PRESENTING THE FINDINGS OF THE GROUPS Renata Emilsson Peskov, Hlaskli The Multitudinous Forms of Communication 2012

IV. Writing workshop 32 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 everyones beginning of a short

story. Renata Emilsson Peskov, Hlaskli The Multitudinous Forms of Communication 2012 33 Brainstorming Idea Draw a mind map Renata Emilsson Peskov, Hlaskli

The Multitudinous Forms of Communication 2012 34 Sketching Setting Character Plot Renata Emilsson Peskov, Hlaskli The Multitudinous Forms of Communication 2012

35 Write a Catchy First Paragraph In todays fast-moving world, the first sentence of your short story should catch your readers attention with the unusual, the unexpected, an action, Renata Emilsson Peskov, Hlaskli The Multitudinous Forms of Communication or a conflict. 2012

36 Start writing Choose the right words! Renata Emilsson Peskov, Hlaskli The Multitudinous Forms of Communication 2012 37 Kristn r 8. bekkur Hlaskla What

if? http://issuu.com/renatape/docs/ sm_sagnakeppni_grunnsk_la_2011_flettib_klingur/15 Renata Emilsson Peskov, Hlaskli The Multitudinous Forms of Communication 2012

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