Due to popular demand, we are happy to announce the commencement of new writing classes in Semester 1 2014. These programmes:
- offer personalised attention with small class sizes (maximum of 10 pupils)
- supply helping words and phrases to widen pupils’ vocabulary and model compositions for pupils to analyse good writing techniques
- provide detailed individual feedback to hone pupils’ writing skills
- are taught by experienced and qualified MOE-trained teachers with a passion for making English come alive (Read our parent testimonial here!)
To find out more or sign up, please call 6777 2468, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or send us an online enquiry here. Spaces are limited, so do register early!
|P6 Writing with Flair
This intensive writing programme is targeted at pupils gearing up for the 2014 PSLE. Its aim is to equip them with an arsenal of tricks and techniques to write more effective and impressive compositions.
Pupils are first taught the basics of story structure and composition planning. Then, to enhance and enliven their compositions, they learn how to successfully employ dialogue, sensory details and the use of ‘showing’ sentences.
Lessons incorporate samples of exemplary writing from quality children’s literature by authors such as E. B. White, Roald Dahl, Gary Paulsen and Katherine Paterson. Through emulating the professionals, pupils discover how to choose specific nouns, vivid verbs and interesting adjectives, as well as how to develop suspense in a story.
This course gives pupils an extra edge in writing A* compositions!
Check out a selection of compositions written by students in our writing programmes:
|P3 & P4 Springboards to Writing (based on new MOE syllabus!)
This programme coaches pupils in the writing of narratives and recounts while cultivating in them a love for writing through fun and creative activities.
Pupils learn the fundamentals of writing such as the three parts of a story (an interesting story starter, a well-developed story middle and a satisfying story ending), how to develop story ideas and the importance of editing.
Drama is used as a tool to visualise story events, characters and their emotions in order to expand pupils’ imaginative capacity and to help them write stories that are engaging and convincing. Activities include role play, skits, Readers’ Theatre and charades. Pupils also engage in creative writing exercises involving acrostic poems and pourquoi stories (‘pourquoi’ is French for ‘why’; a pourquoi story explains a natural phenomenon, e.g. how a leopard got its spots, why the sky is blue).
Finally, the programme culminates in the creation of a thumbprint art writing journal containing the pieces written by pupils over the course of the lessons. The journal helps to consolidate pupils’ learning and serves as a wonderful keepsake.