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Deborah Abela: Online Session: How to Teach Writing Like a Writer

Session Info:

How do you get kids excited about creating their own stories? How do you give them the confidence to create their own stories? How do you help them have fun?

Join Deborah Abela, teacher and author of over 26 books for children, in this practical, hands-on session as she takes you through a series of activities to help your students become better writers. Together, you will explore ways to develop ideas, draft exciting prose and create characters and plots readers will love.

The session includes a 20-page handout brimming with fun and inspiring activities to use in your class.

Topics covered

  • The importance of play in generating ideas
  • The three main ingredients for story
  • Making trouble for your characters
  • Developing ideas
  • Planning engaging plots
  • Creating engaging characters
  • Using the 5 senses to create convincing settings
  • Finding the perfect word
  • Having fun with editing – yes, fun!

Delivery platform

Download the handout provided by the author which we will go through during the session.

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