Fiction Analysis Plus: Summer Workshops (Ages 10-13)
Overview
Learning to read fiction texts carefully is an important skill as students read more complex texts across all subjects. In this introduction to textual analysis, students focus on the choices that a writer makes and learn to analyse the purpose of those choices. This summer, over a series of four different workshops, students will look at how authors use characters' voice and behaviour, perspective, and atmosphere to better tell their stories. In each workshop, they will write an essay about the author's use of techniques, try their hand at applying the author's techniques in their own creative piece and revise their pieces. This workshop is available online. If you would like to request an in-person section of this class, please contact us!
Learning objectives
  • Develop close reading and annotation skills
  • Identify literary techniques used by authors
  • Consider the purpose of authors’ use of techniques
  • Learn and apply clear paragraph and essay structure
  • Select strong quotations from the text to support an argument
  • Provide context for quotations and explain them thoroughly
  • Revise writing for precision and clarity
  • Understand appropriate formality for essays
  • Apply authors’ techniques to own creative writing
  • Reflect about use of techniques in own writing
Skill-Building

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6
Sessions
5
For children aged
10 to 1213 Up
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