The Guest
Whether they are friends or relatives, when visitors come to stay, it can turn a whole household upside down. Some guests, like the Yarbys who visit the family in Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, have everyone counting the minutes until they pack their bags, while others become intertwined in the family routine from the moment they step foot through the door. In this summer creative writing and publishing workshop, students will create the character of a memorable guest and the people who find themselves hosting him or her -- willingly or not!
Learning objectives
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

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For children aged
8 to 10
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