CREATIVE WRITING BOOTCAMP
Expand your child’s horizon as they learn more about the joy of creative writing and become confident in using bold, exciting vocabulary. This online programme is designed especially for 11+ preparatory students. Most parents don’t know how to help their children in this area. Just writing story after story won’t help much, children need real guidance(we literally mean a bit of handholding :)). This course covers the ground fully and helps children to develop the skills necessary to attain the highest marks.
The course covers the ground better than any book could hope to and will prove to be very effective in helping children improve their overall writing quality.
Creative Writing Program for 11+ :
Lesson 1: Introduction – What makes a piece of writing go from ‘good’ to ‘great’?
This session will introduce students to the course and the concept of creative writing. Students will be given sample pieces of writing and be asked to discuss what is good about the essays and what could be improved. This should give students an insight into the style of creative writing and allow them to identify important elements within other’s work, and therefore improve their own.
Lesson 2: Creating Characters – What makes a character interesting and engaging?
All great pieces of creative writing must have a strong, well-developed and interesting character. In this lesson, we will discuss what makes a character appealing to the reader, and have a go at creating detailed descriptions of a character of their choice that will be included in their final piece of writing that will be finished in the last session.
Lesson 3: Setting the Scene – How to develop a convincing, powerful plot:
Every great story largely depends upon the plot, where it is set, when, what will happen, and how to tie all of these different factors together into a coherent and engaging story. The students will be asked to discuss short plot ideas that will be prompted by a number of different scenarios in order to improve their ability to think on the spot (a great quality for exams), and use their imaginations. By the end of the session, students will have a description of a plot for their final piece of writing.
Lesson 4: Getting Speech Savvy – How and when to ‘speak’:
This lesson will focus on teaching students the appropriate punctuation around speech, and how and when is best to use speech to improve their writing. Students will practice including speech in their work.
Lesson 5: Making a Second Draft – How to improve your own work:
The writing the students have done throughout the week is now used as a first draft to edit and improve. Allowing the students to become informed critics of their own work so they can correct it and boost their marks themselves.
Lesson 6: Writing Exercises – Practice makes perfect!
This lesson will involve a range of different activities specifically designed to develop the student’s writing style, ability to form ideas, plots, and overall quality of writing.This will be a fun, informative lesson that focuses upon improving the imagination and helping the students to learn to ‘think outside the box’ and get excited about their writing and ideas.
Students will finalise and then read their final drafts and will receive feedback on their writing. This will focus on reinforcing what the students have learnt throughout the course.
Existing students can click here for notes:
Pack of 6 Lessons (£8.50 per class)
Payment for 6 lessons
Sunday, November 15, 2020 - Sunday, December 20, 2020