sembgal wrote:I bought this book "Write Your Way to an A* The Complete Beginner Composition Guide & Workbook Designed for P1 & P2 Students. I bought the new edition 2014 one. I'm too desperate to improve my DD's Composition. Based on a single picture, she is expected to write 60 words. However, the model answer provided by her teacher was at least 120 words. To be able to write to that standard, it is certainly not P1 standard. P2 basic requirement is only 80 words. Since I'm so desperate, I have made my dd memorise English model composition. I gave her a few and went through memorization with her. I want her to have a feel of how to write standard composition.
Reading many books will not improve writing if one does not practice but I think memorizing composition will help a little. I also believe in exposing the child to read model composition will help. Memorizing is a desperate measure taken and I won't encourage it for all children unless the child has the ability to memorise information very fast.
What I hav been doing with DS is for him to read a model compo first, then we will go thru n highlight the nice and important vocab, then I will ask him to rewrite. Practice does make him better!