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Creative writing as language practice
CREATIVE WRITING AS
LANGUAGE PRACTICE
Rita Tonino
A046
TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Introduction
The writing skill in the EFL classroom
Creative Writing in the language classroom: a
general overview
The problem of assessment
An experiment in Creative Writing: my training
practice experience
Conclusions
Bibliography
RESEARCH QUESTIONS
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WHAT IS CREATIVE WRITING AND HOW CAN IT BE USED IN
THE EFL CLASSROOM?
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF CREATIVE WRITING IN THE
LANGUAGE CLASSROOM?
HOW CAN CREATIVE WRITING WORK?
WHAT COMES FIRST, READING OR WRITING?
DOES CREATIVE WRITING FOSTER THE MOTIVATION TO
WRITE?
WHAT IS CREATIVE WRITING AND HOW CAN IT BE USED
IN THE EFL CLASSROOM?
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Why do we call it
creative?
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what is creativity?
creative thinking
lateral intelligence
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What can we ask our
students to write?
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no limits in genre
limits in time and space
the importance of variety
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF CREATIVE WRITING IN THE
LANGUAGE CLASSROOM?
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For language learners
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It helps students express their
own ideas
It involves playful but
extensive work with language
It enhances precision using
idioms and vocabulary
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For literature students
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It provides alternative ways
of discussing texts
It leads to a more profound
appreciation of texts
It improves debating skills and
critical thinking
HOW CAN CREATIVE WRITING
WORK?
Starting up
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Writing
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draft writing
peer correction
homework
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feedback given as a suggestion for improvement
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Presenting
and giving
feedback
warmup activities, exploring ideas together
Building up useful language
WHAT COMES FIRST,
READING OR WRITING?
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Reading first
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When working on possible developements of the story/characters
Writing first
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When producing a new text, to avoid emotional block
DOES CREATIVE WRITING FOSTER THE MOTIVATION TO
WRITE?
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CREATIVE WRITING IS A STUDENT-CENTERED ACTIVITY
CREATIVE WRITING IS A MEANS OF ENHANCING
SELF-EFFICACY
MY TRAINING PRACTICE EXPERIENCE
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An experiment in creative writing carried
out in a fourth form at “Liceo Scientifico
Statale L. Magrini” in Gemona del Friuli
(UD)
THEORETICAL CONTRIBUTION
SSIS
SEMINARS
OTHER
SOURCES
Ms. Cristiana Ziraldo “Didattica della Lettura e
della Scrittura”
Mr. Daniele Fedeli “Psicologia dell’apprendimento
e della memoria”
Mr. Roberto Anoè “Didattica Generale”
The Common European Framework
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