Project 2: Writers' Network

  General Information

Lead Teacher(s): Trudy Hutchings

Lawrence Hedd

School: Herdman Collegiate
P.O. Box 338
University Drive
Corner Brook, NF
A2H 6E3
Phone: (709) 634-6837
Fax: (709) 634-4762
Grade Level: Level III
Number of Students: 30-40
Project Start and Finish Dates: Feburary 1997 - June 1997

  Project Overview

The project is designed to take advantage of the Writers' Network for the students doing Advanced Writing 3103. This is a creative writing course which has, as a major component, the sharing of ideas and finished writing project. The opportunity to do this is limited within the classroom. The Writers' Network will expose the students to a much wider audience as well as enable them to read the works of students from across the province.


  1. To give students a larger audience for their written material.
  2. To allow the students to experience critical feedback from this larger audience.
  3. To react positively to this experience by becoming more focussed on the quality of their work.
  4. To read the works of students from across the province.
  5. To have the opportunity to give feedback to those students.
  6. To see new ideas which may have an impact on their own writing projects.

  Curriculum Connections

Advanced Writing 3103 aims to develop a student's writing skills through sharing with other students his/her ideas and writing projects. It is hoped that this interplay will enable the student to develop their own writing skills as well as see value in their writings as they are appreciated by others. Increasing the size of the audience and thereby the number of interactions can only enhance this aim.

Confidence in one's writing must have a positive effect on any writing that a student will do for other teachers.

Interacting with other students through the Internet should make this technology seem less cold. Students should be able to see it as a wonderful means of reaching out to others that they would never have had the chance to meet.

  Resource Connctions

There is a limited access to the Internet in Herdman. This project will provide a level of interaction with other students that would simply have been impossible.


  1. Students will react to the comments that are made by incorporating some or all into a new draft of their project.
  2. Students should gain confidence in their writing.
  3. Students will be more critical of what they write before they put it on the Internet.

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