Raining Cats & Dogs
10:30-11:30 / 10:00-11:30
Online / ECP Centre
4:15-5:15 / 4:15-5:45
Online / ECP Centre in Central
4:30-5:30 / 4:30-6:00
Online / ECP Centre in Central
Online / Kowloon Junior School
Inspired by Judi Barrett’s Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, students in this collaborative creative writing and publishing workshop explore what ordinary life looks like in a small town until one day when the weather takes a turn for the strange. Each student develops a first-hand account by one of the residents of the town to create a collection of stories about “where they were when…” *Note: From our experience, students in our online creative writing and publishing workshops benefit greatly from 30-min one-on-one sessions with the teacher to support the revising process. These one-on-one sessions will be scheduled directly with the teacher and charged separately. For students in this age group, we expect students will need a one-on-one session every 3 weeks (4 per term).
Learning objectives
Specific to this workshop:
  • Understand the specific genre of eyewitness accounts through reading, discussion and analysis of model texts
  • Consider the limitations of first-person accounts
  • Apply cross-curricular knowledge in a new, creative context
  • Integrate details of the collaboratively created town and storm into own story
  • Learn and apply different planning and writing techniques, including showing a character through his/her habits, thoughts and reactions, developing a character’s voice, slow motion description, before-and-after comparisons and intertextual references
As writers:
  • Take creative risks
  • Combine fact and fiction to write convincingly
  • Express ideas with detail and specificity
  • Slow down to elaborate each part of a story fully
  • Develop stories with more complex story structure
  • Learn and apply simple literary techniques
  • Improve writing skills through individualised feedback from the teacher
  • Revise writing for continuity, consistency and focus
  • Learn to provide simple but constructive peer feedback
  • Practise proofreading skills and 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 by writing and publishing a story in a book for a real audience
Creative Writing & Publishing

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For children aged
8 to 10
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