Term 3/4 Stage 3 Creative Writing (Y5-6)
15 x 60mins online class. Starting 5:10pm every Friday. Max 6 Students.
- 600 Australian dollars$600
Creative Writing Workshop for Stage 3 (suitable for Year 5-6 students) In the first ten weeks, we will dive into the components of Narrative writing each week with a focus on application to the aim that at the end of the 10 weeks each student has a completed original short story of 4-8 pages. Class time would be structured like a writers workshop with some time for brainstorming and guided writing on a prompt and then some group critique at the end with homework to finalize and polish the writing each week. In the last five weeks, we examine the various genres of narrative writing and learn to apply the techniques of each to their own writing. In each unit, students will learn to identify the defining characteristics of the genre and practice incorporating the stylistic choice of each into their own writing. The end of the term will culminate with the production of a short story in one of the studied genres. Fifteen weeks' Scope and Sequence for Term 3: Week 1: Character Creation Week 2: Genre and Setting Week 3: Plot Week 4: Exposition Week 5: Minor characters Week 6: Complication 1 Week 7: Climax Week 8: Falling Action Week 9: Resolution Week 10: Editing and Finalizing Two weeks' break Week 11: Suspense Week 12: Sci-Fi/Fantasy Week 13: Narrative non-fiction Week 14 & 15: Final Narrative Project Classes are designed to support 3-4 students per group each week. It serves as the perfect blend between maximizing classroom interaction and peer-to-peer learning opportunities. Learning goals and strategies are tailored to each class to improve students' writing skills. Using a student-centred instructional model, our teachers collaborate with students to scaffold their learning and eliminate any gaps in understanding. Advanced students are also challenged at their own pace. ** This course started in Term 3 and has been fully booked. If you want to join our new Term 4 class (9 weeks), please join our waiting list. Please indicate your child's name, year and interested class(es). We will get back to you shortly.
Brindabella Christian College, Brigalow Street, Lyneham ACT, Australia