First Dog
Sep 16-Oct 21, Wednesdays
Sep 1-Oct 6, Tuesdays
We will always remember a FIRST - the first on the moon, the first to climb Mount Everest, the first president, king or queen! There's no quicker way to fame than being, quite literally, number one. In this short online creative writing and publishing workshop, students will be writing stories about outstanding pups who become the first of their species to achieve great feats. They'll have to train hard and overcome obstacles, but ultimately, everyone will remember the first dog! This workshop will run for 6 group sessions plus a one-on-one session to support writers as they prepare their stories to be published.
Learning objectives
Specific to this workshop:
  • Primary focus on plot development
  • Learn and apply different planning and writing techniques, including using storyboards, considering character motivation, and showing characters' thoughts and feelings through their actions, reactions and dialogue.
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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For children aged
6 to 8
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