Roll up! Roll up! – Come and join The Education Hotel’s creative writing team each half term and holiday to learn more about Creative writing!
Each half term and holiday period, our 11+ specialist tutors will be running a 5 day long Creative Writing course. These fun group lessons will focus on the tips and tricks of how to write a well structured story. Students will focus on description, planning and introducing suspense. There will also be a day focused on letter writing and another day focussed on information writing.
Often children feel that the creative writing element of 11+ is the most challenging task. It can be hard to find effective feedback, examples of how your child should be writing, or enough prompts. Parents who want to support their children are often at a loss on how to prepare. However, it doesn’t need to be difficult, The Education Hotel’s specialist 11+ tutors are on hand to support students.
Our course helps children prepare for examiners who may have different priorities. Some examiners may be interested in the content of the work, rather than strong spelling or punctuation. Others focus on grammar, punctuation and spelling. It is important to be prepared in all areas, but we can be sure that all examiners will be looking for several important things: a story with a clear “beginning, middle and end”, great vocabulary and descriptions. These tend to be areas that children struggle with the most.
Because each half term and holiday is themed, your child can take multiple courses and never repeat the same information!
At the end of the course students will be able to write a well structured ‘Autumn Spooky’ story complete with dialogue, suspense and description using all 5 senses
Day 1 – Planning a story in under 10 minutes
Day 2 – Adding description into your story using show not tell and the 5 senses
Day 3 – Literary techniques and introducing suspense into your writing
Day 4 – Writing a letter to a teacher describing a mysterious visitor
Day 5 – Information writing – newspaper articles