Creative Writing can be taught!

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Creative Writing can be taught!

  1. 1. Creative Writing can be taught! Malu Sciamarelli Minicon RSCON5
  2. 2. Creative writing is personal writing where the purpose is to express thoughts, feelings and emotions rather than simply convey information accurately, effectively and appropriately. It is expressed in an imaginative, unique and sometimes poetic way.
  3. 3. Planning Drafting RevisingEditing The Writing Process
  4. 4. Benefits for learners: Language development Willingness to play with language Increase self-confidence and self-esteem Increase motivation Students become more creative readers
  5. 5. And for teachers? Not only models, but co-writers Keep English fresh and vibrant CW teachers tend to be more interesting to be around --> relationship with students CW teachers tend to be better teachers of writing in general
  6. 6. CW can be taught! "Linguistic creativity is not simply a property of exceptional people, but an exceptional property of all people." (Ron Carter)

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