Fiction Analysis Plus: Summer Workshops (12+)
Jun 22-24, Jun 29-Jul 2
2:00-3:00 -- Perspective
Aug 3-14 Mon Wed Fri
2:00-3:00 -- Perspective
July 20-31 Mon Wed Fri
2:00-3:00 -- Dramatic Tension
July 6-17 Mon Wed Fri
2:00-3:00 -- Anthropomorphism
Aug 10-14 Daily
11:15-1:15 -- Dramatic Tension
ECP Centre in Central
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 three different workshops, students will look at how authors use perspective, anthropomorphism and dramatic tension 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, revise their pieces, and reflect on the experience. This workshop is available both online over and in-person at the ECP Centre on a limited basis.
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

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For children aged
10 to 1213 Up
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