Mini-Writing Festival On-Demand Videos

    Welcome! You have access to all 15 videos.

    Tip 1 Get Started: Each interactive workshop is designed as a learning moment – bring your pen, paper and imagination!

    Tip 2 Create your story:
     Watch the series as each workshop helps build a new skill. Children use these skills to write an original story. In teacher speak: children use the characters + setting + plot + writing style + vocab they have created in each workshop to complete a piece of writing.

    Tip 3 Explore:
    You also have access to 100’s of writing resources within the Littlescribe platform. Contact your teacher for login details to access the full suite of resources that are both digital and printable.

    Tip 4 Share!
    Add your writing to the Story Starter Wall and tell us who would you like to read your story. See children’s stories being read below, you just never know who may it!

    Ages 5 to 8 Program Series

    Video 1

    Kristin Darell

    Journalist
    Fact vs opinion informing an audience

    Video 2

    Katrina McKelvey

    Author
    Generate ideas, narrative 
    writing

    Video 3

    Deborah Abela

    Author
    Settings descriptions

    Video 4

    Susanne Gervay

    Author
    Character building,
    acceptance and
    understanding

    Video 5

    Jo Mularczyk

    Author
    Descriptive writing
    vocabulary choice

    Ages 7 to 10 Program Series

    Video 1

    Oliver Phommavanh

    Author
    Settings world-making

    Video 2

    Lisa Nicol

    Author
    Character building
    descriptions

    Video 3

    Tristan Bancks

    Author
    Writing funny stories
    generating ideas

    Video 4

    Jackie French

    Author
    Descriptive writing time and
    place

    Video 5

    Wendy Orr

    Author
    Plot writing adventure
    stories

    Ages 10 to 14 Program Series

    Video 1

    Kirli Saunders

    Author
    Verse poetry audience

    Video 2

    Andrew Daddo

    Author
    World building map making

    Video 3

    Nat Amoore

    Author
    Dialogue script writing

    Video 4

    John Heffernan

    Author
    Build suspense plot
    descriptions

    Video 5

    James Foley

    Author
    Characters personification

    Who would you like to read your writing?

    Please Share!  Add your writing to the Story Starter Wall and tell us who would you like to read your story. See children’s stories being read below, you just never know who may it!

    Read by
    Kate Ritchie
    NOVA Home and Away

    The Island of Death

    By: Bailey, Year 5 Student
    From: Bega Public School

    Read by
    Sandra Sully
    Channel 10 News

    Littlescribe Reporters

    By: Kindy, Year 1 & 2
    From: Glenreagh Public School

    Read by
    James Valentine
    ABC Radio

    The Room

    By: Ethan, Year 5 Student
    From: Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Primary School, Caringbah

    Read by
    Kishwar Choudry
    Finalist Masterchef

    The Black Cockatoo

    By: Georgia, Year 5 Student
    From: Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Primary School Caringbah