Literary Giants is a new educational publishing company producing teaching resources that respond to the needs of 21st-century students. Focussing on the needs of the English curriculum in Australia and in other English speaking countries, our bright and enticing materials assist students of any age to write an engaging piece of creative writing, a persuasive speech or article and an analytical essay.
We want all people to know how language can be used to create meaning. Our books are not for teaching to a test – they contain all the techniques and scaffolds all the outstanding teachers across Australia use to help make young Australians great writers for the rest of their lives.
We have two directors. With degrees in Sociology, Teaching and Creative Writing, author and tutor Mandy has worked with young people who attend schools with the greatest educational advantage in Australia. She has developed her own materials and also drawn on advice from some of the best teachers in Australia to create engaging resources. All students – regardless of ability – have improved their marks with Mandy’s direct and helpful approach.
Lydia has worked as a global marketing leader for a number of international corporations. She knows the power of a story and how to connect with an audience. She brings her on point communication, marketing and project management skills to Literary Giants.
We want to take away the mystery and the worry. We really want to unlock the skill of writing. Our materials are for students, parents, and teachers. I’ve worked with students of all ranges and abilities and they have all done well once the secrets of good writing have been revealed to them.
Everyone has the ability to write a story within them. We all tell stories all the time. Did you hear what happened? Guess what I did on the weekend. Have you… Writing a story is the same as telling a story. It is something we all have to work on. Writer’s write. A lot.
I’m a marketer. I know a good product, that’s why I encouraged Mandy to finish all the books trapped in her computer. I knew that it would help.
I don’t like NAPLAN. It’s made me anxious and I know other mums feel the same. The good thing about our books though is that they spell out what teachers and NAPLAN markers are looking for in a Creative Writing piece for example. They help all writers. It’s all there. They are visual. It’s easy to see and then implement. The mystery of what makes a good story or a good essay is taken away.
As parents, we want to help our children but school seems so different from when I was there. Mandy has worked with children from all the top schools in our area. She knows what schools want. I can help my children improve because I now know what they have to do to make their writing better.