Earth Defenders
Satruday
11:30-1:00
ECP Centre in Central
Wednesday
4:30-6:00
ISF Academy
Tuesday
5:00-6:30
ECP Centre in Central
Tuesday
3:20-4:35
West Island School
Overview
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

max size
8
Sessions
14
For children aged
10 to 12
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