Teacher Author Workshop: Writing Children's Literature

Languages
English + Hindi
Batch Size
10-15
Duration
30 hours
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Course Contents

  • Exposure to children's literature available in Indian and Global market
  • Exposure to Good (Critical, Contextual and Comprehensive) Children's Literature in primary grades
  • Development of a theoretical lens on the nature of language 
  • Scripting good children's literature in the language of the learners
  • Drafting stories and poems around illustrations. 
  • Reflection on the process while re-drafting based on feedback received
  • Understand the process of publishing children's literature

Session 1: (6 hours)

* Introduction to genres of children's literature

* Exploring relevance of moral values in children's literature in primary grades

* Observation of children at play and drawing implications for writing critical children's literature

Session 2: (6 hours)

* Exploring the nature of language

* Understanding nature of human learning (Piagetian perspective)

* Understanding functions of language 

* Critical analysis of text - Individual task to be assessed 

* Scripting introductory poem based on a protagonist

Session 3: (6 hours)

* Exploring parameters for scripting children's literature 

* Scripting around illustrations (pair task)

* Scripting around a 'problem' - individual task 

Session 4: (6 hours)

* Exploring texts around 'aesthetic reading' 

* Individual scripting around 'emotions' 

Session 5: (6 hours)

* Exploring texts around 'identity'

* Scripting texts around 'identity' 

* Introduction to the journey- From manuscript to publication. 

* Access to anthology (E-copy only) (collection of poems created by the participants) 

* Feedback on the course experience from the participants

  • Experience of working with primary grade students. (Up to 5th grade)
  • Experience working around children's literature
  • Most importantly all you need is a crazy mind, because a crazy mind creates crazy Ideas! 

Instructor Profile

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Sheetal is a published Children's Literature Author, who started her professional journey as a language teacher.

This course includes:

  • 100% Online Sessions
  • Instructor led
  • Customizable Syllabus
  • Customizable Schedule
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Training Recordings
  • Training Resources
  • Learner Assessment
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