A Creative Writing Workshop as a Tool for Teaching
An online workshop in the program, “Studies toward a Specialization Certificate in Teaching Hebrew as a Foreign Language”
The workshop constitutes an additional layer in teaching composition to teachers who have a basic knowledge of the fields of syntax, the sentence, and the text.
The lecturer is a member of the Hebrew Authors’ Association and AKUM (The Association of Composers, Authors, and Publishers). She has written books of poetry and prose, studied communication and has written in a newspaper for 15 years.
She has directed writing workshops on the Internet, teaches Hebrew to foreign students at Bar-Ilan University, and prepares teachers to teach Hebrew.
- To prepare teachers to teach composition in an interesting and creative manner;
- To improve and enrich the language;
- To develop the imagination through writing;
- To give practical advice to individuals who are interested in becoming involved in writing stories, poems press reports and advertisements.
Working procedure during the workshop:
- Every week, one teaching unit that includes reference material as well as a writing exercise will be uploaded.
- The students will publish the writing exercises in the course forum.
- The lecturer and all the students will relate to the texts that have been uploaded onto the forum, and will suggest ways to improve them.
- A week later, the students will send their improved texts via the task mechanism to be checked and graded by the teacher.
- During the course, we may bring a well-known author or poet to talk to the participants.
- Acquaintanceship – writing exercises on the topic of acquaintanceship
- What is creative writing?
- What is a good story?
- The war on clichés
- The writer of the story
- Building characters
- Discrepancies and secrets
- Structure of the story
- Terms regarding the design of a story
- The story triangle
- The time dimension
- Types of time links
- Closed endings vs. open endings
- Factors that motivate a story
- Investigative research
- Point of view and types of narrators
- Sources of inspiration such as the Bible, fairy tales, and so on
- The process of writing a plot
- Metaphors in prose
- Metaphors in poetry
- Poetry – the refrain, the rhyme and the ballad
- Principles of reportage– newspaper
- Writing advertisements
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