Words, Pictures, Story!

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7 March 2009 (Sat)
9.30am - 12.45pm

Merpati Hall, Level 3
Toa Payoh Public Library
6 Toa Payoh Central, Singapore 319191
MAP

Course Fee: $85.00

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INTRODUCTION

Writing can be an extremely anxiety-provoking experience for many children. As with some adults, children are intimidated when they are confronted with a blank page. Parents and educators are often at a loss as to how to ease children into the writing process.

This highly interactive workshop ensures that participants will have the opportunity to explore the Words, Picture, Story! (WPS) writing templates and achieve a hands-on and active understanding of WPS.

COURSE OUTLINE

WPS consists of a colourful, fun and interactive writing template that incorporates the following components:

  • Language prompts
  • Clue words to highlight grammatical concepts.
  • Pictorial prompts
  • Variations: these delightful writing templates can then be used for other purposes such as creative arts and crafts projects; and even in other subjects such as Maths, Science or Geography.

By offering a guided writing experience that breaks the monotony of writing and provides openings for children to make choices, children are able to plunge into the experience of writing without their usual anxieties. The most important thing about these templates is that they offer a paced process that can gradually lead children to become independent writers.

Objectives of WPS

  • To initiate young readers into the writing experience;
  • To develop critical thinking skills used in writing stories; and
  • To cultivate the passion and love for stories.

TARGET AUDIENCE

This workshop is designed to introduce teachers and parents of young children to a creative writing tool that is designed to overcome their fear and anxiety of writing.

About the trainer: Choo Kah Ying

Choo Kah Ying

Choo Kah Ying is an experienced workshop facilitator, who has trained teachers to design and implement curriculum in their schools. She is a published writer, editor, and educator who has been working in the writing and editing field since 1997. She has also worked as a freelance academic researcher, writer, and editor for seven years in Los Angeles for diverse clients ranging from university students to working professionals who were working on essays and thesis. 

Registration Details

Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis and workshop fees must be paid before the workshop. If the minimum number of participants is not met for the class, the organisers will inform all participants about possible postponement and cancellation, two weeks before the workshop date.

Cancellation & Substitution

The workshop can be cancelled or postponed two weeks before the workshop date if the minimum number of participants is not met. Participants will be fully refunded for workshops cancelled by us.

Participants who are unable to attend a workshop they have registered for are to inform us of the reason two weeks before the workshop date. They will be fully refunded in the event of extenuating and mitigating circumstances (E.g. illness, bereavement, accidents) . Those who inform us up to five (5) working days before the workshop date will receive a 50% refund. Participants can also attend another course at the same value within the same year.

Upon registration, you are deemed to have read and understood the cancellation, withdrawal and substitution policy and accept the terms contained therein.