Workshop: Where I Live
Intended audience: Year 7 and above
Duration: 3 hours (spread over a number of days/weeks – whatever suits you best, we can design it to fit your schedule)
Description: This project encourages young people to consider the positive aspects of the places where they live. The project will promote imaginative thinking, build writing confidence and help grow self-esteem and pride. It uses an engaging concept to help students learn and practice strategies that will make them better writers, and more confident people. The workshop is explicit about how to teach and support students to practice writing skills.
Writing skills learned include:
- Writing brain warm ups
- Making connections
- Dynamic dialogue
- Talking senses
There is also an option for students to share their writing with their families and the school community in a book that we produce together. If you choose this option I will guide the students through the whole process of creating a book: planning, research, writing and editing, working with images, getting an ISBN, understanding copyright, design, promotion and a book launch at your school. Please see the Create Your Own Book option for more details.
Cost: $1500 plus gst plus travel costs (IRD travel rate – 83c per km). You may be able to get funding assistance from Read NZ Te Pou Muramura.