All of the Other Reindeer
Dec 21-23 AND Dec 28-29
10:00-11:00
Online
Dec 15-17
10:00-12:00
ECP Centre in Central
Dec 28-30
9:15-11:15
ECP Centre in Central
Dec 21-23
2:00-4:00
ECP Centre in Central
Overview
This short holiday writing and publishing workshop offers a chance for one (or all) of the other reindeer to shine. It’s usually Rudolph who leads Santa’s sleigh, but this year he can’t make it. The other reindeer know that this is their chance! But how can Dasher, Donner or Prancer prove to Santa that they are the best reindeer to take Rudolph’s place? The online sections of this workshop will run for 5 group sessions, plus a one-on-one session for each student to support them through revising and editing their pieces for publication. Students in this age group will be sent worksheets to print and will be expected to handwrite, rather than type, their stories.
Learning objectives
Specific to this workshop:
  • Primary focus on character and plot development
  • Learn and apply different planning and writing techniques, including using storyboards,  showing characters' personalities through their thoughts, reactions ,actions and dialogue and showing rather than telling feelings
As a writer:
  • Be introduced to ECP process of writing, revising and publishing a story
  • Stretch creative thinking and take creative risks
  • Become aware of the disconnect between what the writer knows/imagines and what the reader knows if it’s not written down
  • Express ideas with detail
  • Follow a simple story structure
  • Sequence ideas logically and step-by-step
  • Use vocabulary that they know in their writing
  • Improve writing skills through individualised feedback from the teacher
  • Correct identified technical errors in their work to prepare writing to be published
As a learner:
  • Develop creativity and collaboration through a workshop environment
  • Learn to look at own work critically and consider how to improve it
  • Learn to be open to and respond to constructive feedback
  • Gain confidence as a writer by writing and publishing a story in a booklet for a real audience
Creative Writing & Publishing

max size
6
Sessions
6
For children aged
6 to 8
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