How to teach Grammar for Lower Primary

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How to teach Grammar for Lower Primary

Postby pranav » Mon May 25, 2009 1:10 pm

Dear all,

I am trying to teach my son grammar. Can anyone share with me which is the best, easy, effective method for making a 7 year old boy understand his grammar.

Especially when it comes to Vocabulary practice and Grammar practice.

Although my son did well in the SA1 but not as good as I expected him to do so.

He is also very careless when reading sentences or passages, he constantly skips the words or sometimes the whole sentences or sometimes eg(when the given word is child, then he would read it as children). How to get rid of these habits.

Also I am so worried of how to make him understand his Grammar.

pranav
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Postby BlueBells » Tue May 26, 2009 9:44 am

Perhaps you could raise this up with his teacher during your Teacher-Parents meeting? His teacher will be in a better position to advise how to help him improve, and possibly point out his weaknesses in the language as well.

As for carelessness, I would take heart in knowing that he knows the answer, but lost marks due to his carelessness. This is more assuring than losing marks because he really don't understand his work.

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Postby ChiefKiasu » Tue May 26, 2009 10:55 am

BlueBells wrote:...As for carelessness, I would take heart in knowing that he knows the answer, but lost marks due to his carelessness. This is more assuring than losing marks because he really don't understand his work.


Well said BlueBells! Instead of getting all frustrated about our children losing marks from carelessness, be happy that they actually know their stuff, and that they will do well when they finally understand why they need to do well :)

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Postby BlueBells » Tue May 26, 2009 12:20 pm

Yes, Chief, what can I say? I learnt it the hard way ...

My first born drove me up the wall and caused me to spout fires through my nostrils and ears with her first P1 SA1 results - all thanks to her carelessness. Perhaps my expectation was in part too high for her, too.

I was all frustrated and angry at the silly little mispelt words and miscalculations of her sums. I went on a firing spree that almost burnt down the house. I was filled with anger and incomprehension at how much carelessness was exhibited, and how clueless she was at the importance of her tests.

My husband, on the other hand, assured me she was doing fine, that "at least she knows her stuff", and "carelessness can be corrected". So, surely and painfully slowly, I learnt to let go of the silly mistakes that was made in SA1 and readjusted my expectations.

We worked on improving her accuracy and reduction of her carelessness. Finally, the results showed in her P2 SA2 results, and it has maintained in her P3 SA1 results, too.

By letting go on the careless mistakes she made, and focusing instead on how to better herself, my daughter was able to reach a breakthrough. The breakthrough came in the form of improvements in her grades and level position. Her P2 SA2 grades resulted in an improvement of almost 60 positions in her level versus her SA 1 results. She was estactic at being able to achieve the good grades.

Yes, it took almost one long year of hard work, but it paid off. She is now fully aware of her own potential to excel, is more confident, and is definitely more meticulous in her work, too.

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Postby pranav » Thu May 28, 2009 4:16 pm

Hi Blue Bells and Cheif Kiasu,

Thanks for your response, from here I also get an idea of how to go about it.

This week we had the Meet the parents session, so teacher also exactly told me that grammar is over practice and only reading.

I feel the same is true, after having discussion with so many people and :stupid: breaking my head, finally now I realised it. That no matter how many enrichment classes you send your child for english its upto him to improve himself. :lol:

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