Creative Writing Springboard Exercises for A Level (AQA)
A very inspiring and inspirational resource, combining traditional and innovative methods and ideas. Would recommend it. I was also inspired to try some of the exercises myself. D Massey, Published Writer, English Teacher & Independent Reviewer
A selection of creative writing springboard exercises designed to support those teaching the new AQA A Level in Creative Writing. The resource is perfect for kick-starting the writing process, to be used as starters / homework tasks and to supplement workshop activities.Includes a wide range of inspirational and structured exercises which stimulate and guide the development of:
- well-rounded characters
- engaging and exciting plots with a strong narrative structure
- the skills needed to write successfully within different genres and sub-genres (prose, poetry, scriptwriting and life-writing plus fantasy, romance, and young adult fiction)
- believable dialogue
- creative thinking using the world around us
The range of activities has been designed so that A Level students can access each one at their own level: whether new or experienced in creative writing.
Sources used to develop the pack include: song lyrics, film and novel dialogue, successful lines and plots from best-sellers and literary classics, newspaper headlines, photographs, paintings, and poetry.
I am completely taken with this resource... Very impressed that theory is brought in. This stops the 'springboard' approach from taking on a too lighthearted feel. A neat, clear, inspiring resource that AS/A2 students could easily get their teeth into. Penglais English Department