If You Give an Elf a…
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ECP Centre in Central
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ECP Centre in Central
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ECP Centre in Central
Sometimes, one thing just leads to the next. Inspired by Laura Numeroff's beloved children's story, If You Give A Mouse a Cookie, young writers will work collaboratively to create a story about what happens when a Christmas character makes a special request that turns into a full day of treats and trouble.
Learning objectives
Specific to this workshop:
  • Be introduced to a circular story structure
  • Explore the idea of cause and effect in different situations
  • Work collaboratively to create the plot of a story, but each write one section individually
  • Learn and apply different planning and writing techniques, including using storyboards and adding sensory description, supporting character details and dialogue
  • Work collaboratively with peers to revise
As a writer:
  • Be introduced to the concept of revising a piece of writing
  • Stretch creative thinking and take creative risks
  • Express ideas with detail
  • Follow a simple story structure
  • Sequence ideas logically
  • Use vocabulary that they know in their writing
  • Improve writing skills through individualised feedback from the teacher
  • Review technical skills in context of their writing
As a learner:
  • Enjoy writing and the creative process
  • 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 constructive feedback
  • Gain confidence as a writer

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For children aged
6 to 8
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