A writing program and festival all-in-one.

The Mini-Writing Festival and 20+ authors ignites student writing!

2023 Mini-Writing Festival Calendar

Supports: remote learning, classroom, groups and individuals

Choose to respond with handwritten or typed work

Australian Curriculum, NSW and VIC.
5 to 14 years +
Includes
resources for
homeschooling

Lesson plans for explicit whole class or small group teaching

Assign activities for independent learning at home or at school

Teachers are supported with editable resources and digital tools:

  • Mini-Review: Assess and store student writing samples.
  • FestivalScribes: Digitally assign literacy activities to students.
  • Activity Packs: Teaching slides with explicit instructions.
  • Student Writing Journal: Worksheets and templates.
  • Author interactions: On-demand videos and live workshops.
  • Micro Videos: Comprehension and visual literacy activities.
  • Book Week: Resources, activities and ideas.
  • Book Creation: Publishing tools and unlimited digital uploads.
  • Littlescribe Libraries: Classroom and student digital libraries.

Program Framework

  • Student samples & data collection
  • Writing styles & text features
  • All about the authors
  • Vocab challenge
  • Writing challenge
  • Student first drafts
Term 3 Modelled Writing
  • Compare and contrast ideas
  • Interact with authors
  • Apply skills to refine and edit
  • Book creation challenge
  • Published Author certificates
  • Celebrate student writing

What’s included?

Assessment Mini Review

Digital Writing Activities

Teaching Slides

Student Writing Journal

Interact with author Jackie French
Examine the writing process
Interact with author Gabrielle Wang
Explore all styles of writing
Interact with author Andrew Daddo
Experiment with text types
Interact with author Oliver Phommavanh
Interact with authors

Mini-Writing Festival

Great First Step

*EARLY BIRD EXPIRES 28TH FEB 2023

from

$5.00 per student

Whole School

Mini-Writing Festival PLUS

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*EARLY BIRD EXPIRES 28TH FEB 2023

from

$14.00 per student

Whole School

$AUD excludes GST

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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.

Feedback from educators

“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.

Inspire. Engage. Create.

Program includes:

WORKSHOP ACTIVITIES

  • 20+ Writing workshops.
  • 20+ Vocabulary challenges.
  • 20+ Author writing challenges.
  • Student Writing Journal (BLM).
  • Connections to syllabus.
  • Resources are digital and printable.
  • Micro videos as lesson starters.
  • Lesson plans.
  • Differentiated activities.

BOOK WEEK ACTIVITY PACK

  • Part 1: All About the Authors.
  • Part 2: Persuade. Promote. Publish.
  • Part 3: Comprehension/Visual Literacy.
  • Part 4: Book Creation Guide.
  • Student activity packs.
  • Teaching slides.

COLLABORATE. SHARE. CELEBRATE.

  • Digital books in your school community.
  • Post on the Story Starter Wall.
  • Collaborative class projects e.g. calendars, cards, etc.
  • Book Week certificates
  • Book publication

Create and Publish

Students from
St. Raphael’s School PARKSIDE, SA
celebrated the end of 2021
as published authors.

Micro Author Videos

Teaching gold!
5-minute
videos to review and reinforce skills and techniques from author workshops.
View this 2021 sample.

Micro Author Videos

Teaching gold!
5-minute
videos to review and reinforce skills and techniques from author workshops.
View this 2021 sample.

The ultimate Book Week Activity Pack

Book Creation guides, templates and videos

Teaching Slides and Author Micro Videos

Student Worksheet Activity Pack

Explore Book Week: Dreaming with eyes open…​

Resources available digitally and on demand.

Resources  connected to the curriculum.

Students will discover 20+ authors, read their biographies, write book reviews, form questions and write persuasive letters to the authors.

Create persuasive marketing materials using resources to promote books and authors in class and your school. Projects can be published and shared.

Use the Festival workshops visual prompts, videos, and notes. Students can review their work and incorporate new or revised techniques in their writing process.

Use resources and templates to guide book creation from initial ideas, to first drafts, editing, and publication. Explore book design, page layout and conventions. Create student books, and publish. 

Meet Jasmine Seymour CBCA Book Week illustrator for 2022, access author workshop, biography and activity packs.

I loved it all! This is my first year of teaching and I, as well my students learnt new skills.”

Roisin Mcnaughton, Teacher Wallacia Public School, NSW

I thoroughly enjoyed the festival, it helped build teacher capacity, inspired students to read some books from unknown authors and inspired them to write for purpose! “

Emily Edwards, Karoonda Area School SA

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.

Join Australian authors, illustrators,  poets and journalists in 20+ writing workshops.

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Choose from 20+ writing workshops (on-demand until the end of term 3)

Discover a year of resources, writing activities, workbooks and Book Week Activity Packs

Write with Australian authors & publish your original work for CBCA Book Week

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Flexibility

Students create and publish their writing

On-demand
(until the end of term 3)

Writing resources online and printable

An engaging, inspiring and fun program.

Mini-Writing Festival highlights...

Kate Ritchie reads...

'The Island of Death' by Bailey from Bega Public School, NSW.

James Foley reads...

'What Animals Do When The Zoo Gates Are Closed' by Dalkeith Public School WA read by James Foley

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