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  1. Creative writingaslanguagepractice Rita Tonino A046

  2. TABLE OF CONTENTS • Introduction • The writingskill in the EFL classroom • Creative Writing in the languageclassroom: a generaloverview • The problemofassessment • An experiment in Creative Writing: my training practiceexperience • Conclusions • Bibliography

  3. RESEARCH QUESTIONS • 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?

  4. What 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. What 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. Does creative writing foster the motivation to write? • Creative 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 dell’apprendimento e della memoria” Mr. Roberto Anoè “Didattica Generale” The Common European Framework