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Re: All About English Creative Writing

Postby slmkhoo » Tue May 13, 2014 9:29 am

schen wrote:Experienced mummies here, how to start teaching P1 kid creative writing on our own instead of enrichment centre? TIA :)

Write for fun! The aim when beginning is to get the child used to putting thoughts on paper. You can start by getting him to write a journal entry when something more interesting happens, or make up his own stories. If he likes drawing, he can also illustrate them. He can make little booklets to share with friends, cousins, grandparents etc.

Initially, don't worry about spelling or format or style too much, and don't make him do corrections! Those can come after he gets used to writing with fluency. You can point out errors and suggest more interesting vocab, but let it be his own work. Search online for writing prompts and ideas as well - there is quite a lot you can find. The main thing which I cannot stress strongly enough is NOT to demand or expect school-standard or school-format writing as it will kill creativity. School 'creative writing' is not very creative at all. You can focus on school requirements when doing schoolwork, but not at other times.

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Re: All About English Creative Writing

Postby sembgal » Tue May 13, 2014 9:47 am

schen wrote:Experienced mummies here, how to start teaching P1 kid creative writing on our own instead of enrichment centre? TIA :)


Hi, you can consider getting the Pri 1 Teachers@Works Creative Writing Book. I got mine from Northpoint Popular. I saw that the standard of that book is equivalent to enrichment centre's worksheets style.

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Re: All About English Creative Writing

Postby Champion » Tue May 13, 2014 2:27 pm

sembgal wrote:
schen wrote:Experienced mummies here, how to start teaching P1 kid creative writing on our own instead of enrichment centre? TIA :)


Hi, you can consider getting the Pri 1 Teachers@Works Creative Writing Book. I got mine from Northpoint Popular. I saw that the standard of that book is equivalent to enrichment centre's worksheets style.


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Re: All About English Creative Writing

Postby FB555 » Wed May 14, 2014 8:38 am

slmkhoo wrote:
schen wrote:Experienced mummies here, how to start teaching P1 kid creative writing on our own instead of enrichment centre? TIA :)

Write for fun! The aim when beginning is to get the child used to putting thoughts on paper. You can start by getting him to write a journal entry when something more interesting happens, or make up his own stories. If he likes drawing, he can also illustrate them. He can make little booklets to share with friends, cousins, grandparents etc.

Initially, don't worry about spelling or format or style too much, and don't make him do corrections! Those can come after he gets used to writing with fluency. You can point out errors and suggest more interesting vocab, but let it be his own work. Search online for writing prompts and ideas as well - there is quite a lot you can find. The main thing which I cannot stress strongly enough is NOT to demand or expect school-standard or school-format writing as it will kill creativity. School 'creative writing' is not very creative at all. You can focus on school requirements when doing schoolwork, but not at other times.


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My kids started writing Journal when they were in k2. It did help them a lot in their writing. We also got them to write library book review every week and it is also part of their k2 currculum previously. They will use their own words to describe the story that they had read. It helps to improve their writing and at the same time, test their understanding of the story. It can be a short story so it will not be difficult for them.
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Re: All About English Creative Writing

Postby schen » Wed May 14, 2014 8:58 am

slmkhoo wrote:
schen wrote:Experienced mummies here, how to start teaching P1 kid creative writing on our own instead of enrichment centre? TIA :)

Write for fun! The aim when beginning is to get the child used to putting thoughts on paper. You can start by getting him to write a journal entry when something more interesting happens, or make up his own stories. If he likes drawing, he can also illustrate them. He can make little booklets to share with friends, cousins, grandparents etc.

Initially, don't worry about spelling or format or style too much, and don't make him do corrections! Those can come after he gets used to writing with fluency. You can point out errors and suggest more interesting vocab, but let it be his own work. Search online for writing prompts and ideas as well - there is quite a lot you can find. The main thing which I cannot stress strongly enough is NOT to demand or expect school-standard or school-format writing as it will kill creativity. School 'creative writing' is not very creative at all. You can focus on school requirements when doing schoolwork, but not at other times.

Thanks :) will try your recommendations. Guess these r stress free, fun way to write.

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Re: All About English Creative Writing

Postby nemofc » Fri Jul 25, 2014 7:10 pm

Any recommendation where is good for creative writing for p1?
Btw is creative writing = composition, grammer and comprehension ?

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Re: All About English Creative Writing

Postby Musicstar » Fri Aug 15, 2014 9:42 pm

Any tutor to recommend at woodlands for eng creative writing. No agent pls.

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Re: All About English Creative Writing

Postby jedamum » Fri Aug 15, 2014 10:14 pm

nemofc wrote:Any recommendation where is good for creative writing for p1?
Btw is creative writing = composition, grammer and comprehension ?

Creative writing is compo.
But kids learn vocabulary and grammar when they write.

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Re: All About English Creative Writing

Postby phtthp » Fri Aug 15, 2014 10:37 pm

nemofc wrote:Btw is creative writing = composition, grammer and comprehension ?

Paper 1 : Creative writing = Composition or Essay writing

Paper 2 : Grammar, Vocabulary

hence, Creative writing is only Paper 1.
Not Paper 2.

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Re: All About English Creative Writing

Postby nemofc » Fri Aug 15, 2014 10:48 pm

Thanks Jedamum & phtthp

Any recommendation on enrichment or tuition ctr?

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