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P1-Readings

Postby ctct61t » Tue Mar 10, 2009 10:16 am

My girls' school does not give them english text book.

Teachers asked parents to provide more story books for the kids to let them read everyday. I'm not sure what kinds of books are good for P1's reading, I hope I can get some recommandation from Kiasu parents.

Thanks a lot.....

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Books for P1 girl

Postby buds » Tue Mar 10, 2009 11:15 am

Heyya ctc61t,

Depending on your girl's reading abilities
you may wanna check out this thread..

http://www.kiasuparents.com/kiasu/forum ... c.php?t=56

On top of those, you can try...
>Usborne Stories
>Naughtiest Girl Series
>Fairy Series
>Ladybird Story Books
>Geronimo Stilton
>Roald Dahl

Most popular would be Enid Blyton series.

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Postby buds » Tue Mar 10, 2009 11:17 am

First time i'm hearing no textbook for English in P1.
How do the teachers teach English grammar and
stuff to the children in class? Any language
worksheets given to the children?

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Postby schellen » Tue Mar 10, 2009 11:24 am

My DD also goes to a pri sch with no English textbook. They use the STELLAR. Does your girl's sch use STELLAR too? They have Eng silent reading every day from Tue-Fri. (Mon is for Mother Tongue.)

My DD reads rather well in Eng but she is quite picky with reference to the illustrations and how interesting the story is. She prefers stories that are funny so I try to avoid preachy stories.

(Anyway, stories with morals at the end usually bore me too. I feel that sometimes, the author sacrifices the story just to have a moral at the end. So if anyone here can recommend an interesting "moral/teach good habits" story with a good plot and nice ending, I'll be very grateful.)

My DD likes the following:
1. Charlie and Lola stories by Lauren Child
2. Little Princess stories by Tony Ross
3. Stories with funny or beautiful illustrations
4. Not so famous fairy tales/myths
5. Famous fairy tales with a twist/different ending
6. Dr. Seuss books

I'll go home and look at her mini library and post some titles here tonight.
Off hand, I can only remember "The Day I Swapped My Father for Two Goldfish" by Neil Gaiman. We got ours at Kinokuniya.
http://www.amazon.com/Day-Swapped-Dad-T ... 1565041992
(Our copy has a different cover.)

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Postby Guest » Tue Mar 10, 2009 11:29 am

buds wrote:First time i'm hearing no textbook for English in P1.
How do the teachers teach English grammar and
stuff to the children in class? Any language
worksheets given to the children?


This is STELLAR program, which all schools should be adopting by next year.
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STELLAR

Postby buds » Tue Mar 10, 2009 11:38 am

Thanks guys for the clarification!
I'll look up on STELLAR.

Schellen,

We love the Tony Ross books too!
And Charlie and Lola as well, so to supplement
their reading, i never forget to get them both
the Charllie and Lola magazines. They love the
activities.

Books with morals or have like teaching values
are like the Bubbles series (for younger kiddies)
and Vicki Has a Problem series (for older ones).

Yup, my girls are into those silly books too!

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Re: STELLAR

Postby Cartier » Tue Mar 10, 2009 3:30 pm

Hi Buds

Where can we source for Vicki Has a Problem series (for older ones)?

Many thanks.

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Postby buds » Tue Mar 10, 2009 3:39 pm

Heyya Cartier,

I saw it at Popular.
Will check it out and
get back to you, ok.

Not sure who the author
is or whether i got the
series name right, but
i remember the Vicky.

Hope its ok.

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Something About Vicky Readers

Postby buds » Tue Mar 10, 2009 3:59 pm

Heyya Cartier,

It should be this series called...
SOMETHING ABOUT VICKY
Author : Angel Lin
Illustrator : Y.H. Hsu & S.L. Lin
Publisher Singapore : Newton Publications, 2000


>Something About Vicky - Personality
1.Vicky is stingy
2.Vicky enjoys day dreaming
3.Vicky is clever
4.Vicky has a bad temper
5.Vicky is arrogant
6.Vicky is greedy
7.Vicky has a problem
8.Vicky is unreasonable
9.Vicky has a messy room
10.Vicky makes an apology


>Something About Vicky - School Life
1.Vicky is impusive
2.Vicky the litterbug
3.Playful Vicky
4.Sporty Vicky
5.Courteous Vicky

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Postby tamarind » Tue Mar 10, 2009 4:26 pm

schellen wrote:My DD also goes to a pri sch with no English textbook. They use the STELLAR. Does your girl's sch use STELLAR too? They have Eng silent reading every day from Tue-Fri. (Mon is for Mother Tongue.)



I just learn about STELLAR program from you :wink: I google and found this.

http://www.stellarliteracy.sg/cos/o.x?c ... &rid=20699

The school will have a list of standard story books for the kids, right ? If every child brings his or her own book, then everyone will be doing different things ?

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