Last of the Great
ECP Centre
ISF Academy
ECP Centre
West Island School
Fantasy stories from Lord of the Rings to The Chronicles of Narnia have captured readers’ imaginations for years, and people have long had a fascination with finding and observing amazing creatures in the wild. In this workshop, students will create characters who embark on a journey to a faraway place, in search of the last of a great and remarkable species. Will they fulfill their dreams and what might they encounter along the way?
Learning objectives
Specific to this workshop:
  • Understand the specific genre and characteristics of fantasy stories through reading, discussion and analysis of model texts
  • Primary focus on world creation, plot and character development
  • Explore how to develop a cast of characters that complement each other
  • Consider how setting can help to drive plot and character development
  • Learn and apply different planning and writing techniques, including how to show different characters' personalities, effectively utilise elements of a fantastical world, and pace a quest story
As writers:
  • Develop more complex characters and use a variety of techniques to portray them
  • Develop more complex plots with consistency and logic
  • Make use of research to write convincingly
  • Experiment with new techniques, devices and structure
  • Understand genre characteristics and conventions to stay within the given genre
  • Improve writing skills through individualised feedback from the teacher
  • Consider the purpose and relevance of each part
  • Edit their writing to keep the reader engaged
  • Learn to provide constructive peer feedback
  • Refine proofreading and editing skills to prepare writing to be published
As learners:
  • Develop creativity and collaboration through a workshop environment
  • Develop grit and perseverance by working on a challenging and long-term writing project
  • Develop time and project management skills to see a project through to completion
  • 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 by writing and publishing a story in a book for a real audience
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For children aged
10 to 1213 Up
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