This module is based on a Year 9 scheme discussed here:https://jwpblog.wordpress.com/2012/08/29/an-autobiography-sow-for-year-9/ on the blog. It was originally my work and was then adapted by the excellent @Engleeshteacher, Traycie Wrycraft. I have come back to it to use with my new Year 9 class in a 4 or 5 week slot up to Christmas.
In essence, I teach the main features of creative writing to IED and then ask the students to make a little CD booklet of their responses. I provide CD covers and the rest is simply fun. This year I will be looking at drafting as special focus in line with Ron Berger’s “Ethic of Excellence”- one of my touchstones. My wish is to play as small a part as possible in the creation process. The work should be independent and should reflect a wish to be as good as it possibly can be.