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Play & Write: King of Hong Kong (Ages 11-13)
BREAKING NEWS! The scoop is that monsters are headed to Hong Kong, but the who-what-when-where-and-why remain to be seen. Students will create their own monster characters to play “King of Hong Kong”, a board game custom-designed by Press Start Hong Kong for this unique 4-day writing workshop. As the game progresses, our reporters will track the monsters' journey through Hong Kong and write breaking news reports and in-depth feature articles, including interviews with 'experts' and eyewitnesses. Finally, their articles will be published in a special edition newspaper covering the monsters' invasion of Hong Kong!
Learning objectives
Specific to this workshop:
  • Create a unique monster with a specific backstory and traits
  • Explore the features, format, purpose and tone of different text types within a newspaper and the characteristics and features of each type, including news articles, interviews, and advertisements
  • Learn and apply key principles of journalistic writing, including interview techniques, differentiation between fact and opinion, use of quotations, story angles and perspective
As a writer:
  • Be introduced to ECP process of writing, revising and publishing
  • Stretch creative thinking and take creative risks
  • Experiment with new text types, techniques, devices and structure
  • Edit their writing to keep the reader engaged
As a learner:
  • Develop creativity and collaboration through a workshop environment
  • Learn to be open to and respond to constructive feedback
  • Gain confidence as a writer by writing and publishing a newspaper for a real audience
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10 to 1213 Up
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