Author Study (Ages 9-11)
Aug 19-23
ECP Centre in Central
Aug 5-9
ECP Centre in Central
July 29 - Aug 2
ECP Centre in Central
July 8-12
ECP Centre in Central
In these 3-hour author study workshops, students analyse the work of different children's books authors to uncover the essence of what makes them such amazing storytellers and what marks their distinctive styles. Once they figure out the key characteristics of each author's stories, they plan and create their own picture book stories, applying the techniques of the masters! Authors we'll study this year include Dr Seuss, Julia Donaldson, Mo Willems, Robert Munsch and Doreen Cronin. (Note: We will study a different author each day, so students can sign up for some or all of the workshops.)
Learning objectives
Specific to this workshop:
  • Be introduced to literary analysis by reading and discussing examples of the author's work
  • Identify the trademark characteristics of the author's stories, including writing style, themes, language choices, and use of literary devices
  • Plan and write their own story in the author's style and applying the identified trademark characteristics
  • Share writing with peers for constructive feedback
As a writer:
  • Stretch creative thinking and take creative risks
  • Experiment with new techniques, devices and structure
  • Improve writing skills through individualised feedback from the teacher
  • Practise proofreading and editing skills
As a learner:
  • Develop critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Develop creativity and confidence in group discussions through a workshop environment
  • Gain confidence by sharing work with peers
  • Learn to be provide and respond to constructive feedback

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For children aged
10 to 128 to 10
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