Dear Santa
Overview
Every year around Christmas, children write letters to Santa about what they want for Christmas. This year, however, Santa replies--and more than once! Students in this creative writing and publishing workshop will write the back-and-forth correspondence (and negotiations) between Santa and their characters!
Learning objectives

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

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5
Sessions
3
For children aged
6 to 8
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