This week we had our very first session. Unfortunately, one family had to withdraw from the workshop but we are excited to start nevertheless.
Today we went through the fundamentals of narrative writing. I informed the children and the parents about the plan for the 6-week workshop and what to expect by the end of it.
We went through the structure of writing such as introduction, character descriptions, setting, personality traits etc. with a few simple exercises at the start. I brought in my book from when I was in year 5 to serve as a motivator and a guide for the children when they complete theirs.
Next, we started basic brainstorming. Many of the children had lots and lots of ideas but only had to pick one. We started planning the who, what, when, where and why. This was their homework for the week!