Creating Memorable Characters - 25 November 2013 Stream 1 - 09:30
Provider: Literature Live! Laurine Croasdale
Presenter: Laurine Croasdale
Date: 25 November 2013
Start Time: 09:30
End Time: 10.3
Duration: 45 minutes
Closing Date: Bookings Close 22-Nov-13
Availability: DEC and Non-DEC
DEC Positions: 2
Non-DEC Positions: 2
KLA Syllabus: Primary
KLA Stage/s: Stage 2,Stage 3,Teachers
KLA Year/s: Year 3,Year 4,Year 5,Year 6
Key Learning Area/s:
KLA Keyword/s: Creative thinking, developing ideas, story structure, text types, team work, presenting
Event Overview: Creating Memorable Characters
Some characters stand out in a story more than others. They can lead the action or be in the background yet both have the ability to change the direction of the story or influence other characters. Memorable characters have attitude, secrets, hopes and problems: they might like to daydream, open their Christmas presents in secret or eat ice cream out of the container.
In this excursion, students deconstruct characters by identifying their strengths, weaknesses, individual traits, language and actions. They then use this information to create their own character and place them into a story.
During this workshop students think creatively, develop ideas and ���listen to, read, view, speak, write, create and reflect on increasingly complex and sophisticated spoken, written and multimodal texts.�� (1)
They examine literature, learning ���how to compare and appraise the ways authors use language and literary techniques and devices to influence readers. (1)
(1) Australian Curriculum ��� English
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Additional Booking Instructions: Students will need workbooks and be ready to answer questions.
Further Information: Laurine has taught creative writing in primary and high schools, at the NSW Writer��s Centre and the Australian Writer��s Centre. She has published fiction and non-fiction with Penguin, Pan Macmillan and the ABC, written scripts for Hi5 and worked in publishing.
On booking, teachers will receive an information pack which includes follow-up activities.
Laurine Croasdale Presenter, email@example.com or mobile 0423 013 566