ApronMama wrote:csc wrote:2ppaamm wrote:Hm... beginning to wonder why the difference now.... some schools do and some schools don't. I feel that if we are already sending our kids to school for 6 hours, basic things like these should be covered. I was persuaded that they will even cover other enrichment stuff during that 6 hours as well...
My children's English teacher(mainstream) not only drilled them in the grammar rules. She even taught them good writing skills. I don't have to pay a single cent on English enrichment courses for them.
Both scored distinctions in their PSLE. (hao lian a bit)
Credit definitely goes to their teachers especially their P6 teacher and of course, me lah - for instilling in them a habit of reading since birth.
My child dooes badly (1 out of 5 correct) in vocab MCQ in paper 2. pls advise how your school teachers train them to score this portion. Thanks.
The teacher only drilled them in grammar. As for vocab, there wasn't much drilling done except that she required the class to read a specified number of books and made them write down a list of good phrases and vocabulary from the books read . Also, the class has to submit 1-2 newspaper articles per week where the students are required to find the meaning of new words and write a short review.
From my own experience, vocabulary is something that is 'caught' not 'taught'. If the child reads enough, it is a natural tendency to pick up a lot of new vocabulary along the way.