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ECP Centre in Central
ECP Centre in Central
ECP Centre in Central
When we’re young, we are always being told what we can’t do and what we have to do. Well, we’re not the only ones! In Mo Willems‟ Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, the pigeon’s not allowed to do the one thing he wants—but it doesn’t stop him from trying. In this creative writing and publishing workshop, students will create their own creature characters and write stories about the tactics they employ to get what they want.
Learning objectives
Specific to this workshop:
  • Primary focus on character and plot development
  • Learn and apply different planning and writing techniques, including developing backstory, using pictures to aid description, categorising and using different types of verbal appeals, showing a character's feelings through his/her posture and actions, using dialogue to show personality, and creating surprising rather than predictable endings
As writers:
  • Write with confidence and independence
  • 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
  • Slow down to elaborate each part of a story fully
  • 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 learners:
  • Develop creativity and collaboration through a workshop environment
  • Develop grit and perseverance by working on a challenging and long-term writing project
  • Develop time and project management skills to see a project through to completion
  • 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 book for a real audience
Creative Writing & Publishing

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For children aged
6 to 8
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