Tiny But Tough
Aesop’s fable, “The Lion and the Mouse”, proves that even the king of the jungle needs help sometimes—and help can come from where you least expect. The truth is that small things count, whether it’s that extra pair of helping hands in The Turnip or the tiny flea that wakes everyone up in The Napping House. Students in this creative writing and publishing workshop will explore how the teeniest tiniest among us can accomplish great things. After all, ants would never let their size prevent them from tackling Mission: Picnic Basket or Mission: Lunch Box, so why should anyone else? Students will zoom in on these tiny but tough characters and follow one adventure of their lives.
Learning objectives
Specific to this workshop:
  • Primary focus on character and plot development
  • Read and discuss examples of tiny characters who achieve great things
  • Learn and apply different planning and writing techniques, including showing characters' thoughts and feelings, zooming in and out of a scene, and reversing expectations.
As a writer:
  • Be introduced to ECP process of writing, revising and editing a story to be published
  • Stretch creative thinking and take creative risks
  • Express ideas with detail
  • 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 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
6 to 8
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