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1 CREATIVE WRITING AS LANGUAGE PRACTICE Rita ToninoA046

2 TABLE OF CONTENTS 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

3 RESEARCH QUESTIONS W HAT IS CREATIVE WRITING AND HOW CAN IT BE USED IN THE EFL CLASSROOM ? W HAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF CREATIVE WRITING IN THE LANGUAGE CLASSROOM ? H OW CAN CREATIVE WRITING WORK ? W HAT COMES FIRST, READING OR WRITING ? D OES CREATIVE WRITING FOSTER THE MOTIVATION TO WRITE ?

4 W HAT IS CREATIVE WRITING AND HOW CAN IT BE USED IN THE EFL CLASSROOM ? Why do we call it creative? what is creativity? creative thinking lateral intelligence What can we ask our students to write? no limits in genre limits in time and space the importance of variety

5 W HAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF CREATIVE WRITING IN THE LANGUAGE CLASSROOM ? For language learners It helps students express their own ideas It involves playful but extensive work with language It enhances precision using idioms and vocabulary For literature students It provides alternative ways of discussing texts It leads to a more profound appreciation of texts It improves debating skills and critical thinking

6 HOW CAN CREATIVE WRITING WORK? Starting up Writing Presenting and giving feedback warmup activities, exploring ideas together Building up useful language draft writing peer correction homework feedback given as a suggestion for improvement

7 WHAT COMES FIRST, READING OR WRITING? Reading first When working on possible developements of the story/characters Writing first When producing a new text, to avoid emotional block

8 D OES CREATIVE WRITING FOSTER THE MOTIVATION TO WRITE ? C REATIVE WRITING IS A STUDENT - CENTERED ACTIVITY CREATIVE WRITING IS A MEANS OF ENHANCING SELF-EFFICACY

9 MY TRAINING PRACTICE EXPERIENCE An experiment in creative writing carried out in a fourth form at Liceo Scientifico Statale L. Magrini in Gemona del Friuli (UD)

10 THEORETICAL CONTRIBUTION SSIS SEMINARS OTHER SOURCES Ms. Cristiana Ziraldo Didattica della Lettura e della Scrittura Mr. Daniele Fedeli Psicologia dellapprendimento e della memoria Mr. Roberto Anoè Didattica Generale The Common European Framework


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