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Mini-Writing Festival
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CBCA Book Week and
2022 Mini-Writing Festival theme.

Welcome To The Educators Complete Guide

We are here to help make your day a little easier and more productive with ready-to-go writing lessons.

Background: The resources in this Relief Teacher Backup Pack are a small selection from the Littlescribe Mini-Writing Festival Program.  Students will be writing with authors via live and on-demand workshops and completing writing activities, all designed to build literacy skills in 2022. Students will draft, write, draw, edit, collaborate and share their work.

The Purpose of the Backup Pack?

This standby pack has been created for days when a teacher is away.

It provides a limited mix of resources from the Mini-Writing Festival Program to help create continuity of learning for students and support educators juggling disrupted timetables.

There are ready-to-go writing resources for ages 5 to 14+.

Your Complete Educator Packs by stage and age

INSPIRE

Resources include:

  • 20 x author biographies.
  • 4 x Author Writing Challenges. Use the mico-videos as a writing stimulus for students.
  • 4 x Author Vocabulary Challenges. Use as a lesson stimulus for students to draft a response.
  • 4 x Student Writing Journals that include worksheets to support the writing activities.
  • Ready-to-go writing lessons.

ENGAGE

How to use the resources:

  • Select the relevant stage – Lower, Middle, Upper or High School.
  • View the video challenges (2-3 mins each).
  • Select writing activities and/or worksheets from the Student Writing Journal.
  • Either print activities or display on white board.
  • We recommend printing copies of the Student Writing Journal for each student.

High School

Jackie French

How to write an essay.

Watch the video and draft a response.

Tristan Bancks

Multimedia for story creation

Watch the video and draft a response.

Author Biography Pack

Study the authors.

Complete the activities for each author.

Student Writing Journal

30+ Worksheets.

Use the worksheets to complete the activities.

Upper Primary

Nat Amoore

Script Writing.

Watch the video and draft a response.

Deborah Abela

Edit and Optimize.

Watch the video and draft a response.

Author Biography Pack

Study the authors.

Complete the activities for each author.

Student Writing Journal

30+ Worksheets.

Use the worksheets to complete the activities.

Middle Primary

Katrina McKelvey

Characters.

Watch the video and draft a response.

Oliver Phommovanh

Character Fusions.

Watch the video and draft a response.

Author Biography Pack

Study the authors.

Complete the activities for each author.

Student Writing Journal

30+ Worksheets.

Use the worksheets to complete the activities.

Lower Primary

James Foley

Characters.

Watch the video and draft a response.

Jasmine Seymour

Visual Literacy.

Watch the video and draft a response.

Author Biography Pack

Study the authors.

Complete the activities for each author.

Student Writing Journal

30+ Worksheets.

Use the worksheets to complete the activities.

It's not too late to add more students or invite another school.

2022 Calendar

“Absolutely loved it! … not only inspired my students to write more creatively but inspired my teaching.”

Deborah Hansen, King’s Baptist Grammar School, Wynn Vale, SA.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register?

Click on the Register button, enter your details and provide payment information. We will send an email with your login details so you can get started.

Can Home schoolers attend the live event?

The live sessions are a school event only, due to the complexity of managing privacy and security.

All videos are recorded and made available on demand as part of the Home Schoolers Education Kit. Home schoolers receive the same educational resources as schools.

When is the deadline to register?

Registrations are open. The earlier you register, the longer you have access to all the resources.

What resources are included in the mini-writing festival?

There will be downloadable lesson resources for each session with pre and post-workshop activities.

Pre-recorded workshop videos are available on demand until the end of Term 2. A series of approximately 100 micro-videos will be available until the end of Term 4. These are 3-5 minute highlight videos pulled from each full workshop. They can be used to reinforce skills.

How do coupon codes work?

If you have a coupon code, you can use it during the cart purchase process. Your discount will be applied.

Do you have to view all the sessions?

No, you can pick and choose which sessions to attend. Each session can be viewed as a stand-alone learning moment.

Can students attend all the sessions?

Yes, you can attend all sessions. We recommend you attend sessions that are aligned to your student's capabilities and learning focus.

What is required to access the resources?

Once you have your login details, you'll have access to all the resources as they are released. The Mini-Writing Festival dashboard provides a summary of when the resources will be released.

What should we bring to the live session?

Students should bring pens, pencils, paper white boards and imagination!

The Student Writing Journal is a useful resource to use before, during and after the workshop.

How can students submit questions to the authors?

You can email questions for the authors to [email protected]. Make sure you include student name and hometown.

What is the Story Starter Wall?

An online space for students to share original writing. All Littlescribe participants can opt in to view others’ work and share their own. Access the Story Starter Wall and be inspired! Access the Story Starter wall.

What is shown on the Story Starter Wall?

The student’s piece of work, the student’s first name only and the person they would like to read their writing.

Work is submitted by the teacher and reviewed by Littlescribe before making it live.

Do we have to add work to the Story Starter Wall?

No, it is an opt-in activity.

Who can see the Story Starter Wall?
The world, they are your audience!
What resources are included in the Mini-Writing Festival?
  • There will be downloadable lesson resources for each session. Pre workshop activities are released early Term 1.
  • After the 13th of June you will get access to each of the authors' recorded workshops until the end of Term 2, 2022.
Can I access primary and high school workshops?

Yes. Home schoolers can access both primary and high school workshops.

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