News and Features Writing in English
News and features writing in English is one of the most enjoyable ways for students to learn the craft of writing. Not only does it develop skills in gathering, organising and judging the quality of information, it is also one of the most effective ways for students to develop a strong control of language.
$290 + GST
About the Course
In the 5 hour course, News and Features Writing in English you will learn about:
- The news story
- Gathering news including interviewing
- The inverted pyramid and the five W’s
- Writing the lead of a basic news story
- Building the story around a basic news structure
- The features article
- The building blocks of features writing
- Choosing and audience and a publication
- Finding an interesting way into the story
- Structure including hook, focus, subtopics, transitions and endings
- Elements including statistics, interviews, experts, case studies
- How to select strong quotes
- And much more.
About the presenter: Brad Kelly
Brad Kelly (BA, Grad Dip. Ed, MEd) is a teacher and writer based in Wollongong, NSW. With over 15 years classroom experience, he is now a writing coach, teacher mentor and founder of Cornerstone Teacher Learning. Brad has written seven books and countless articles in the areas of education, finance, lifestyle, technology and more. He has presented with TTA, HTANSW, Cengage Learning and Academy Travel. Brad spends his days working with teachers from across the state and Australia to find more effective ways to teach student writing.
Here’s what people are saying
“The seminar was excellent!” Sydney participant, independent.
“I liked the encouragement to develop and analyse ideas and strategies within the syllabus framework.” Sydney participant, independent.
“I will provide department PD for my colleagues using the information gained today.” Sydney participant, independent.
“I will absolutely be providing department P.D. for my colleagues using the information gained today.” Sydney participant, independent.
“It was very useful to workshop ideas/information/research for articles. These can be applied to lessons and embedded in programs.” Sydney participant, independent.
“Brad’s ability to listen and respond to ideas made discussion wide ranging and useful.” Sydney participant, independent.
“I intend to report back to my collegaues and to use the opportunity especially with focus on new HSC course to implement change in programs.” Sydney participant, independent.
“This seminar was extremely useful.” Sydney participant, independent.
“Construction of news stories and feature writing was really helpful.” Sydney participant, independent.
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