Writing Courses

Online writing courses teaching the IEW curriculum

Writing courses for primary and intermediate kids

The writing courses below deliver the Structure and Style Year 1 Level A programme from the Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW).

Students learn how to structure a story, and write a paragraph for a report. They also learn four stylistic techniques (called ‘dress-ups’).

Structure and Style: Year 1 Level A (part 2) – online writing course – click here

Students continue with report writing from part 1, and then learn how to create stories and scenarios from picture prompts with Writing from Pictures. They will also learn two more stylistic techniques.

Structure and Style: Year 1 Level A (part 3) – online writing course – click here

Students are given a blank page and taught how to generate ideas that they can write about. They also learn a new stylistic technique; the first of six sentence openers.

Writing skills course – Fendalton Library, Christchurch – click here

Students will explore story writing, report writing, descriptive language, and linking ideas.

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