Sheep Complaints
Sep 12-Oct 17, Saturdays
9:15-10:15
Online
Sep 10-Oct 22, Thursdays
3:00-4:00
Online
Sep 1-Oct 6, Tuesdays
4:30-5:30
Online
Sep 14-Oct 19, Mondays
3:00-4:00
Online
Overview
In Click, Clack, Moo, the cows type letters to Farmer Brown complaining about the cold and demanding electric blankets. But what if the sheep got hold of the typewriter? What would they complain about to the shepherd or the farmer? In this short online creative writing and publishing workshop, students write a series of letters about the sheep's woolly woes. This short online courses will run over 6 group sessions, followed by a one-on-one to support each student as they revise their story to be published.
Learning objectives
Specific to this workshop:
  • Primary focus on character and plot development
  • Introduction to letters as a text type and writing a story told through letters
  • Learn and apply different planning and writing techniques, including exploring perspective and voice, persuasive techniques, and providing support and clear reasons.
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
 
Creative Writing & Publishing

max size
6
Sessions
7
For children aged
8 to 10
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