How to Train Your Dragon
June 2-30 Tues, Thurs
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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