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Play & Write: Deep Sea Adventure (Ages 6-11)
Mermaids, treasure, hidden caves and amazing underwater creatures. The deep sea will inspire students in our game and creative writing workshop with Press Start Hong Kong where students both write to play and play to write. Students work on different types of writing as they play a customised version of the board game "Deep Sea Adventure". On some days, students will be designing and writing about characters and objects as components for use in the game, while on other days, students will be playing the game and writing stories about what happens on their deep sea adventures. Each component that gets created in these workshops will become a permanent part of ECP's Deep Sea Adventure game set. This workshop is being offered for both ages 6-8 and ages 8-11, with different writing tasks designed for each age group.
Learning objectives
Specific to this workshop:
  • Develop and describe characters and settings for the game
  • Experiment with mixing fact and fiction
  • Create and write stories based on the game
  • Explore different writing styles including profiles, backstory, informational writing and adventure stories
As a writer:
  • Stretch creative thinking and take creative risks
  • 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
  • Review technical skills in context of their writing
As a learner:
  • Enjoy writing and the creative process
  • Develop creativity and collaboration through a workshop environmen
  • Learn to be open to constructive feedback
  • Gain confidence as a writer
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