How to Train Your Dragon
It's not easy when your dragon won't land when you want him to. Nor is it clear what to do when your dragon's fiery breath becomes just a spark. Inspired by the film, How to Train Your Dragon, students in this creative writing and publishing workshop will imagine their own unusual dragons and solve these problems and more--for dragon trainers everywhere.
Learning objectives
Specific to this workshop:
  • Primary focus on character, setting and plot development
  • Design own species of dragon and consider how a dragon’s unique feature could affect its behaviour
  • Design a setting for a specific purpose
  • Learn and apply different planning and writing techniques, including using storyboards, showing the escalation of a character's feelings, and showing the relationship between the trainer and the dragon through dialogue, thoughts and actions.
As a writer:
  • Be introduced to ECP process of writing, revising and publishing a story
  • Stretch creative thinking and take creative risks
  • Express ideas with detail and specificity
  • Slow down to elaborate each part of a story fully
  • Improve writing skills through individualised feedback from the teacher
  • Revise writing for continuity, consistency and focus
  • Practise proofreading skills and 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
8 to 10
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