The Writing Mastery Program fosters talented, creative writers for academic success. Students master writing at the sentence, paragraph and whole-text level; develop a toolkit of writing techniques; while expanding their vocabulary and reading comprehension skills.
Each session covers: modelled writing where students analyse and practise effective writing; grammar instruction; vocabulary building; and advanced reading comprehension techniques. Students master a range of writing genres such narrative, persuasive, information and discussion texts. Narrative writing topics include, for example, setting, characterisation, creating mood and atmosphere, literary devices, mystery, fantasy/adventure and comedy.
Students learn how to ignite their imagination, organise their ideas and transfer their thoughts to the page. They master editing techniques while also learning how to critically analyse texts from a writer’s perspective. Students become confident, creative writers with the power of written expression – a critical skill for secondary school and university success.