Letter to the Emperor
Feb 16-18
11:00-12:15
Online
Overview
According to legend, the animals raced for a place in the Chinese zodiac. We know the 12 who made it, but the question is what happened to the rest? In this Chinese New Year creative writing and publishing workshop, students will exercise their powers of persuasion and submit a letter to the emperor, pleading the case for one of the left-behind animals to replace #12 in line, the pig. (As with all our online publishing workshops, the group sessions will be followed by a 30-min one-on-one session for each student. For the CNY workshops, these will be scheduled on Feb 19.)
Learning objectives
Specific to this workshop:
  • Primary focus on character and backstory development
  • Conventions and features of letter writing
  • Learn and apply different planning and writing techniques, including introductory persuasive writing techniques; dramatic recounts with description, action and dialogue; and showing characters' personalities through voice and tone.
As a writer:
  • Be introduced to ECP process of writing, revising and publishing
  • 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 piece in a booklet for a real audience
Creative Writing & Publishing

max size
6
Sessions
4
For children aged
8 to 10
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