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Play & Write: Dim Sum Go (Ages 8-11)
Apr 7-9
Press Start Academy in Central
In this Play & Write creative writing and board game workshop in collaboration with Press Start Hong Kong, the family board game Sushi Go gets a makeover as students help design menu items and cards for our customised Dim Sum Go game. Our writers then play the game to determine what happens as they write and publish stories about characters participating in the Dim Sum Dash--a dim sum eating competition of Hong Kong's hungriest!
Learning objectives
Specific to this workshop:
  • Collaboratively create and design menu items for the board game
  • Use the events of the game to inspire the story writing
  • Primary focus of the story is on character development
  • Learn and apply different planning and writing techniques, including sensory description, using catch phrases and nicknames to support characterisation, writing a play-by-play, showing characters' personalities through dialogue,
As a writer:
  • Be introduced to ECP process of writing, revising and publishing a story
  • 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 story in a booklet for a real audience
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