Travel Guide Writing: Welcome to Weirdville
Overview
This informational writing and publishing workshop will teach students the skills they need to organise and present “factual” information in a clear and engaging manner. In this collaborative workshop, students will first create the “facts” of an unusual town and then write and publish a visitor’s guidebook, complete with recommendations for local attractions, tips on navigating the town, interviews with the residents, and legends about the town secret… The online section of this course will run for 6 group sessions, followed by a one-on-one for each student as they prepare their work to be published.
Learning objectives
Specific to this workshop:
  • Primary focus on informational writing
  • Understand the purpose of informational writing
  • Categorise and organise information, moving from general to more specific
  • Learn to provide supporting details and distinguish between relevant and irrelevant details
  • Use and consistently maintain a factual tone
  • Consider the purpose and use of labelled diagrams
As a writer:
  • Be introduced to ECP process of writing, revising and publishing
  • Improve writing skills through individualised feedback from the teacher
  • Practise proofreading and editing skills
As a learner:
  • Develop critical thinking and collaboration skills 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 writing in a booklet for a real audience
Creative Writing & Publishing, Skill-Building

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4
Sessions
5
For children aged
8 to 10
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