Earth Defenders
ECP Centre in Central
ISF Academy
ECP Centre in Central
West Island School
It's no secret that the environment is under attack. Illegal hunting, pollution, and deforestation are just a few of the problems facing planet Earth. In this workshop, students will write about young characters who take drastic action in order to protect the planet. How can a kid stop a company from clearing a forest, or a factory from polluting a river? Students will write about a specific threat to the environment and explore what one person can do to make a positive change.
Learning objectives
Specific to this workshop:
  • Understand the specific genre and characteristics of environmental stories through reading, discussion and analysis of model texts
  • Primary focus on research, plot and character development
  • Identify an environmental issue to research and serve as a basis for their creative writing
  • Explore how individuals can make an impact to effect change
  • Accurately integrate details based on research into own story
  • Learn and apply different planning and writing techniques, including how to show a character's motivation, write realistic fiction and elicit a reader's interest and empathy for a social issue
As writers:
  • Develop more complex characters and use a variety of techniques to portray them
  • Develop more complex plots with consistency and logic
  • Make use of research to write convincingly
  • Experiment with new techniques, devices and structure
  • Understand genre characteristics and conventions to stay within the given genre
  • Improve writing skills through individualised feedback from the teacher
  • Consider the purpose and relevance of each part
  • Edit their writing to keep the reader engaged
  • Learn to provide constructive peer feedback
  • Refine proofreading and editing skills to prepare writing to be published
As learners:
  • Develop creativity and collaboration through a workshop environment
  • Develop grit and perseverance by working on a challenging and long-term writing project
  • Develop time and project management skills to see a project through to completion
  • 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 by writing and publishing a story in a book for a real audience
Creative Writing & Publishing

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For children aged
10 to 12
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