The Mini-Writing Festival Checklist For Teachers
1. Send Teacher List
Send Student List (Optional - highly recommended)
- Every teacher needs an account to access the platform, resources, and workshop links. Send your teacher list to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Each student needs their own login to complete digital activities you assign, and/or to create, save and share projects.
Send class lists to email@example.com (Note: We do not contact students directly.)
2. Plan and Prepare
- Review the Festival Calendar.
- Explore Author Pages - see the Festival Activity Packs - one for each author.
- Discover FestivalScribe - writing activities you can digitally assign and review
Preparing for the live workshops.
5. Tech Check
Test your camera, audio & keyboard the week before! (See over for troubleshooting)
6. Workshop Links
Access Zoom and YouTube links via the ‘Live Resources’ button.
- Watch the ‘how to access workshops’ video.
- Each session will be open 15 minutes before we go live.
- Each workshop has a unique link.
7. Zoom vs. YouTube
Zoom Links - Teacher access ONLY - for classrooms.
- Zoom is interactive. We can receive and respond to questions and see students
YouTube Links - Student access ONLY - for remote learning.
- Youtube is one way - you can see us, we cannot see you. The chat function is OFF.
- Teachers are responsible for providing the Youtube link to their students -we do not
provide students access to the YouTube links.
8. Student Preparation
- Paper, pencils, textas, white boards, Student Writing Journal, and imagination!
- While pre-work (e.g. activities in the Festival Activity Packs) will enrich the student
learning experience, it is not required. Every workshop is designed to engage.
9. Post Workshop Options
- All workshops are available on demand from 24 hours after the live session until
the end of Term 3. Go to ‘Post Workshop Resources.’
- Complete some of the 350+ writing activities.
- Revise workshops and micro videos. Students can review and rewrite their drafts.
- Publish writing to your classroom digital library.
- Share writing on the Story Starter Wall and in your school newsletter.
- Create a digital project or printed book.
- Explore Book Week resources
Mini-Writing Festival for Schools
1. How do I register for the Mini-Writing Festival program? You can pay directly by credit card or request an invoice, click here for payment options. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions and to secure your place. 2. How do I access ...
Mini-Writing Festival for Home Schoolers and Parents
1. How do I register Go to the Home Schooling Education Kit and click the ‘Purchase The Kit’ button. Enter your details and provide payment information - you can pay directly by credit card. We will send an email with your login details so you can ...
What is included in the lesson resources for the Mini-Writing Festival
For each workshop, there are lessons for before, during and after the writing workshop. Pre-workshop lessons There is a series of activities designed to introduce the students to the author and some of their work. There are activities specific to ...
How to register teachers for the Mini-Writing Festival
List your teachers’ names and email addresses in an Excel spreadsheet. Email to email@example.com Each teacher will receive an email prompting them to create a password to create their Littlescribe account. Once they have created their ...
How to turn YouTube Restricted Mode Off
In order to watch Mini-Writing Festival Youtube videos will need to remove the restriction on your YouTube setting. (It is open and others are already seeing it) If you're logging in from a school location you will need to ask your IT/Admin to change ...