Craft of Writing

Duration: 2 hours
Audience: High School Teachers, Stage 6

In this workshop participants will look closely at Module C - Craft of Writing: there will be a brief overview of the syllabus expectations, touching on the text structures, language features and stylistic choices teachers will be required to work through with their students. This will include a detailed examination of the possible types of written responses (imaginative, discursive, persuasive, informative and reflective) students may be expected to complete in the assessment tasks and HSC.

Participants will:

  • be guided through a series of activities that highlight the differences and connections
    between the various texts types

  • examine a selection of example texts

  • be provided with a model to assist with guiding students through the process of textual analysis, adoption of stylistic features, writing and reflection

Participants will also be given the opportunity to review and discuss various methods of delivering Module C in their schools. We will look at the benefits and difficulties of integrating the module or presenting it to students as a stand-alone unit.

Participants will be presented with a range of assessment options. In particular, we will discuss:

  • the way multimodal responses might be included in the assessment process

  • how to encourage reflection and reflective writing by students

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NESA Outcomes - PROFICIENT

1.2.2 - Structure teaching programs using research and collegial advice about how students learn.
1.5.2 - Develop teaching activities that incorporate differentiated strategies to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities.

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