Year 10 Creative Writing Skills
This course will give you ways to shape, refine and add spice to your creative writing so that you can communicate effectively with people who read your work. We hope that you’ll be yourself and be honest in your writing. Take risks with your writing, experiment and have fun!
What you’ll learn
In Year 10 Creative Writing Skills you’ll learn how to:
- write in a way that shows rather than tells
- choose specific verbs with connotations
- choose the right adjectives with strengths that suit your writing
- describe what emotions look and feel like
- describe how your characters feel through what they see, hear, feel, smell and taste
- build atmosphere and suspense in your writing
- use language features to make your writing more interesting and exciting
- use body language, gesture and dialogue to bring your characters to life
- choose between different narrative points of view for your writing
- work on your writing to make it the best it can be.
How you’ll learn
Finding your way
Finding your way around in a new school can be tricky just like finding your way around an online learning place like iQualify. If learning in iQualify is new to you, have a good look around before you start the course.
Learn by doing
People learn in different ways but most of us learn best by doing. In this course you’ll learn by doing three writing projects:
- Writing that builds atmosphere – ‘The house’.
- Writing with suspense and language features – ‘The pool’.
- Writing that combines everything you learn in this course – ‘The writing randomiser’.
Learn at your own speed
Everything in the course is set up so you can learn at your own pace (or speed). You’ll see a tiny clock and a number of minutes at the top of each page. This is just to give you an idea about how long the page might take you. You can spend more time or less time. Everyone works at different speeds and in different ways. It’s all good.
Before your writing projects, you’ll do activities to help you practise what you’re learning. These activities are just for you. They are not for someone to mark, although your teacher might choose to comment on some of them. Do as many of the activities as you can and read the feedback that appears when you’ve done an activity. This feedback gives you advice and examples of good answers to help make you a better writer.
Don’t know a word?
We might use words that are new to you. Keep an eye out for little dotted lines under words. If you put your mouse over a word with a dotted line or tap on it, its meaning will pop up.
For some very strange or difficult words, we’ll give you an idea of how to say them.
It’s a great idea to use an online dictionary too like the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary.