Collaborative Creative Writing: co-writing ‘choose your own adventure’ stories in on-line environments – Margarita Pérez Garcia

In a comprehension-based classroom, collaborative creative writing and co-publishing projects not only make writing enjoyable and fun, but contribute to develop student’s knowledge of writing, their writing ability and their love for reading. When students write with their teacher and with one another they support each other combining their weaknesses and strengths and grow together to become independent writers. In this presentation we will learn how to support students writing ‘your own adventure stories’ using collaborative editing platforms. These original narratives written with multiple hands are a fascinating experience of social learning in the classroom and they often lead to unexpected and delightful outcomes where reading and writing go hand in hand.

Through concrete classroom-based examples of New Zealand students working on indigenous legends, we will learn how to prepare students for collaborative writing using a variety of strategies (PictureTalk, StoryListening, Embedded Readings and Dictogloss), how to support them during writing ‘choose your own adventure stories’and the platforms required to enable this type of collaboration.

This presentation takes place in “Mandarin room” on Friday July 31st at 20:00 Paris time (CEST). To access the room, please click here to consult the visual map (restricted to registered conference attendees).