Canterbury Snails
July 29-Aug 2
ECP Centre in Central
July 15-19
ECP Centre in Central
In Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, the characters share stories to entertain their fellow travellers and while away the time until they reach their destination. In this creative writing and publishing poetry workshop, students will do the same, except that the journey is even more slow-going—because the characters are snails. Students will write poems, vividly recounting a past experience of their snails and spinning the soon-to-be-famous yarn of the Canterbury Snails!
Learning objectives
Specific to this workshop:
  • Primary focus on narrative verse
  • Be briefly introduced to the literary classic, Canterbury Tales, to serve as inspiration
  • Understand the structure of narrative verse
  • Identify and apply rhyme schemes, including couplets, end rhyme and alternate rhyme
  • Be introduced and experiment with literary devices commonly used in narrative verse, including repetition, alliteration and internal rhyme
  • Learn and apply different planning and writing techniques, including how to build tension in a narrative poem and how to revise poems for clarity, rhythm, rhyme and story development
As a writer:
  • Be introduced to ECP process of writing, revising and edited pieces to be published
  • Stretch creative thinking and take creative risks
  • Express ideas with detail and specificity
  • Improve writing skills through individualised feedback from the teacher
  • Revise writing for continuity, consistency and focus
  • Practise proofreading skills and 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 poems in a booklet for a real audience
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For children aged
8 to 10
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