Strategies for Teaching Narrative Writing

By Felix Cheong

25 February 2012 (Sat)
9.00am – 5.00pm

MDIS Queenstown Campus
501 Stirling Road
MAP

Course Fee: $230.00

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Introduction

This workshop is specifically designed for teachers who have not attended our other writing workshops - Writing 101: Writing a Good Composition and Writing 102: Building Better Plots - and want a crash course on strategies to teach narrative writing.

Transferable Skills:

  • Suggestions for pre-writing activities.
  • Helping students understand differences between plot and character-driven stories.
  • Helping students to identify elements of plot such as motivation, reversals and inciting incident.
  • Examples to help students identify 20 master plots.
  • Strategies to help students end their stories strongly.

Outline:

> Group Discussion 
> What makes good writing?
> Lesson plan 
> Pre-writing games
> End the ending
> Self-reflection

Who Needs This Course

This workshop is targeted at primary and secondary school language teachers.

About the trainer: Felix Cheong

Felix Cheong

Felix Cheong, completed his Master of Philosophy in Creative Writing at the University of Queensland in 2002 and is currently an adjunct lecturer with Murdoch University, University of Newcastle, University of Western Australia, Temasek Polytechnic and LASALLE College of the Arts.

Author of nine books, including four collections of poetry, two teen detective novels, The Call from Crying House (2006), and the sequel, Woman in the Last Carriage (2007), and Vanishing Point, which was long-listed for the prestigious Frank O’Connor last year. His latest book is Singapore Siu Dai, a collection of humorous flash fiction. The sequel, Singapore Siu Dai 2, will be launched in September.

He received the National Arts Council’s Young Artist of the Year for Literature Award in 2000 and was nominated for the Singapore Literature Prize in 2004.

Registration Details

Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis and workshop fees must be paid before the workshop. If the minimum number of participants is not met for the class, the organisers will inform all participants about possible postponement and cancellation of workshop, two weeks before the workshop date.

All ALAP workshops serve tea-breaks and provide course handouts.

Cancellation & Substitution

The workshop can be cancelled or postponed two weeks before the workshop date if the minimum number of participants is not met. Participants will be fully refunded for workshops cancelled by us.

Participants who are unable to attend a workshop they have registered for are to inform us of the reason two weeks before the workshop date. They will be fully refunded in the event of extenuating and mitigating circumstances ( E.g. illness, bereavement, accidents) . Those who inform us later than two weeks before the workshop date will receive a 50 % refund. Participants can also opt to attend another course at the same value within the same year.

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