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Think It Write It: Creative

Think It Write It: Creative is a metacognitive approach to teaching creative writing. Students are explicitly taught thinking skills; and awareness of these skills, in a structure that will allow them to grow, as writers, from Stage 3 to Stage 6.

The approach is based upon research validated pedagogy; guiding students to develop and value their own writing data. They are taught to set, seek, and attain their own personal learning goals through carefully differentiated tasks.

Each task is accessible at different levels, encouraging students to develop their writing from literal interpretations of a writing task to metaphorical and satirical responses.


Note: There are A3 Posters available to assist in the classroom teaching of this resource.

Think It Write It: Persuasive

This is the second resource in this collection. It aims to use the same approach to writing as Think It Write It: Creative. This text can be used alone or in conjunction with the creative resource.

Think It Write It: Persuasive not only teaches students to think about their writing but also employs the conventions of a variety of persuasive text types.

Each task is accessible at different levels, similar to the creative resource.





Note: There are A3 Posters available to assist in the classroom teaching of this resource.

Think It Write It: Colonial Australia Supplement

This resource is a supplement for the two Think It Write It texts. It aims to incorporate the study of Colonial Australia as well as teaching writing skills in a cross-curricular resource. This is designed for the NSW Stage 4 HSIE and English Syllabi. If you would like any other supplement written please contact us.

Think It Read It: Novels

Think It Read It: Novels is designed to guide students through the reading of a novel. They will be asked to think about what they are reading and how the author has created meaning.

Each step that you take through the reading and analysis of the novel is supported by questions the students ask themselves and ideas for them to pursue.

The resource gives the students an opportunity to answer questions in a variety of ways, encouraging the various thinking styles and differentiation to be accessible.

Think Quick: Creative Writing

Think Quick is all about quick 10 minute activities that assist students' in their creative writing. This resource is a 2 part resource; Think Quick Cards and Think Quick booklet (the booklet has lines for students to write under each activity card).

Think Quick: Persuasive Writing

Think Quick is all about quick 10 minute activities that assist students' in their creative writing. This resource is a 2 part resource; Think Quick Cards and Think Quick booklet (the booklet has lines for students to write under each activity card).

Proof Reading Records

These booklets are designed to guide students through their writing, providing checklists, areas for improvement and skills to learn.

Proof Reading Records available:

* Proof Reading 1

* Proof Reading 2

* Proof Reading Essays: Advanced

* Proof Reading Essays: Standard

Mending the Wall

Everyone has gaps in their literacy wall. This resource is a guide to the aspects of literacy that may be a missing brick in the wall. Each term has a definition, example and link to the Australian Core Skills Framework.

Study Gym

This resource is designed for students and parents to help with preparing for senior school study. Throughout the text you will find activities, organisation ideas, ways to present your information and a guide to making sure you are preparing and using your time effectively.