In the first week, we will look at the five senses: sight, sound, touch, taste and smell and the importance of observation when writing. We’ll also talk about the importance of reading. Students will write about what they observed.
In the second week we’ll look at characters. Students will have a chance to write about a character including the character’s physical description, background, etc.
This week, we’ll look at setting. If you take a character in a book, that character is in a setting, in a certain place or time. The third module will show students how to use a setting for a story and students can then write a story incorporating setting description.
We will talk about plot and endings. When you’re writing, there will be a plot, with a beginning, middle and end. We’ll also talk about how to end a story effectively, as this can be the most difficult part of a story. Students will put this into practice by writing their own structured story.
In Week 5, we will look at dialogue and students can practice writing a conversation between two characters.
In the final module, we’ll look at how to revise and improve your work. Students will then write a story incorporating the various elements taught in the course
In this week, students will be given writing prompts all though, to test their writing skills