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Creative Writing Course


Description
What is the course about?
Creative writing is about expression, learning some basic skills and techniques helps us to express ourselves even more effectively, and have more fun too! On completion of the course, children will be more confident and better equipped to tackle creative writing tasks and exercises. Practice alone is sometimes not enough - we want to share the tips and tricks we believe will give a child's writing an edge, covering the KS2 curriculum and maximising their chances of clearing the creative writing section for the 11+ exam.

As part of this course, we will cover how to write:
• a story
• Formal & Informal letters
• a diary entry
• an account or report of a specific event
• a balanced argument

Who will benefit from the course?
Our creative writing course will be valuable to all, enabling children to develop a richer and more engaging writing style, whether for academic studies or their own enjoyment. In particular, children preparing for exams (including the Grammar School 11+, Independent School Exam or the SATs KS2 Test) will find the course particularly useful.

Course Introduction: Creative Writing Course

Content
  • Creative Writing Course Introduction
  • Creative Writing Course Introduction Part A
  • Overcoming Writer’s Block
  • Creative Writing Course Introduction Part B
  • Fun Quiz
  • Assignment: Short paragraph
  • Lesson 1 - Figurative language
  • Figurative Language (1)
  • Hyperbole Exercise
  • Punctuation Pitstop
  • Punctuation Pitstop Exercise
  • Figurative Language (2)
  • Assignment: Figurative Language
  • Lesson 2 - The Five Senses
  • The Five Senses (1)
  • Sight Exercise
  • The Five Senses (2)
  • Punctuation Pitstop Exercise
  • The Five Senses (3)
  • Assignment: Diary Entry
  • Lesson 3 - Character Description
  • Character Description (1)
  • Physical Appearance Exercise
  • Character Description (2)
  • Punctuation Pitstop Exercise
  • Character Description (3)
  • Assignment: Character Description
  • Lesson 4 - Structure
  • Structure Lesson 1
  • Openers Exercise
  • Structure Lesson 2
  • Punctuation Pitstop Exercise
  • Assignment : Story
  • Lesson 5 - Vocabulary
  • Vocabulary Part 1
  • Describing locations exercise
  • Vocabulary Part 2
  • Describing weather exercise
  • Vocabulary Part 3
  • Describing objects exercise
  • Vocabulary Part 4
  • Describing emotions exercise
  • Vocabulary Part 5
  • Assignment : Complete a Story
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed