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DEVELOPING A PROGRAMME FOR TEACHING CREATIVE WRITING TO PRIMARY SCHOOL STUDENTS
Dr.Bushra Saadoon Mohammed Alnoori
Volume: 8 Issue: 3 2018
It is generally believed that creative writing cannot be taught. Although this is true to some extent, creative talents can be developed through teacher intervention. Attempts to teach creative writing begin at the primary school level. Teachers mostly provide models and there is a tendency on the part of students to avail of readymade essays and compositions rather than write them. When presented with a blank white paper and pencil, students lack the confidence to fill up the blankness with well-organized, systematically written out content that makes sense. In order to enable students to get rid of the fear about creative writing and develop their confidence, the researcher developed a programme to encourage primary students to write descriptive essays independently. The aim was to make it an engaging, interesting and motivating activity. In order to do so, the programme consisted of step-by-step instructions and a host of pictures, art and craft materials, charts, magazines, newspapers and any other thing that can be a resource to trigger and initiate ideas in the classroom. The results showed an outstanding improvement in the performance of students and also wilful participation with enthusiasm.
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