Secret Life of a Pet
ECP Centre
ECP Centre
ECP Centre
ECP Centre
ECP Centre
Kowloon Junior School
Have you ever wondered what pets get up to when you’re not looking? Literature is littered with characters that lead dual lives and have hidden talents, from Batman to Stuart Little to Charlotte from Charlotte’s Web--years before the movies came out! Inspired by Posy Simmonds’ Fred, featuring a pet cat that doubled as lead singer and band leader of the Heavy Saucers, students will write a fun and engaging story about a pet’s secret life. Who knows, they might even discover something unusual about the behaviour of pets in their own homes!
Learning objectives
Specific to this workshop:
  • Genre: character-driven comedy
  • Primary focus on character and backstory development
  • Learn and apply different planning and writing techniques, including building suspense and mystery,  showing through characters' reactions and dialogue, and setting up a dramatic reveal.
As a writer:
  • Take creative risks
  • Combine fact and fiction to write convincingly
  • Organise ideas
  • Express ideas with detail and specificity
  • 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 a learner:
  • 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/magazine for a real audience
Creative Writing & Publishing

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For children aged
8 to 10
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