Little Mouse Faces His Fears
Oct 26-Nov 30, Tuesdays
While many people might shriek at the sight of a mouse in their house, mice are not without fears of their own. Expanding on Emily Gravett's beautifully crafted book, Little Mouse's Big Book of Fears, students in this creative writing and publishing workshop will consider what caused Little Mouse's fears -- and how he came to face them, one by one. This short online course will run for 6 group sessions, followed by a one-on-one session for each student to provide additional support as they revise and edit their story to be published.
Learning objectives
Specific to this workshop:
  • Primary focus on character and plot development
  • Introduction to concept of backstory
  • Learn and apply different planning and writing techniques, including using storyboards, considering cause and effect, and showing characters' thoughts and feelings through their actions, reactions and dialogue.
As a writer:
  • Be introduced to ECP process of writing, revising and publishing a story
  • Stretch creative thinking and take creative risks
  • Become aware of the disconnect between what the writer knows/imagines and what the reader knows if it’s not written down
  • Express ideas with detail
  • Follow a simple story structure
  • Sequence ideas logically and step-by-step
  • Use vocabulary that they know in their writing
  • Improve writing skills through individualised feedback from the teacher
  • 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
6 to 8
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