All About English Creative Writing

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Re: All About English Creative Writing

Post by 2 terrorists » Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:20 am

jlwong79 wrote:
Joy of Learning 111 wrote:
Bluestar86 wrote:Hi Joy of Learning111,

Would you be all to share if there is any structure to teaching primary school children creative writing. It is essential to have many good or bombastic words in the compo to score good grades? Also, do you conduct lessons for primary school children and at which level? Thanks.
There are different approaches with some commonalities. For lower primary, the focus is mostly on helping the children to gain basic language skills and proficiency in descriptive writing. For upper primary, the focus is more on narrative; this usually entails a plot mountain with introduction, rising tension, climax and resolution. For both levels, creative writing should be taught as an iterative process with plenty of rewriting and refinement.

Bombastic or purple prose is a big no. Such over-the-top language draws excessive attention to itself often to the point that the reader loses the thread of the content. Creative writing should be content-led, with vocabulary playing a supportive role only. Unfortunately, many tuition centres, teachers and tutors try to disguise their lack of ability to teach creative writing by resorting to the encouragement of bombasticity (I just made up this noun but it seems plausible).

Good words, however, are essential. By ‘good’ I mean words that are appropriate, precise and effective. For instance, it can be as simple as writing ‘wolfed down’ instead of ‘ate quickly’ or ‘sheepish’ instead of ‘embarrassed’.

Yes, I conduct lessons for primary school children at all levels. I will shortly send you a pm.

Hi Joy if Learning, can you pm me as i can’t pm u. thank you

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Re: All About English Creative Writing

Post by 2 terrorists » Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:25 am

jlwong79 wrote:
Joy of Learning 111 wrote:
Bluestar86 wrote:Hi Joy of Learning111,

Would you be all to share if there is any structure to teaching primary school children creative writing. It is essential to have many good or bombastic words in the compo to score good grades? Also, do you conduct lessons for primary school children and at which level? Thanks.
There are different approaches with some commonalities. For lower primary, the focus is mostly on helping the children to gain basic language skills and proficiency in descriptive writing. For upper primary, the focus is more on narrative; this usually entails a plot mountain with introduction, rising tension, climax and resolution. For both levels, creative writing should be taught as an iterative process with plenty of rewriting and refinement.

Bombastic or purple prose is a big no. Such over-the-top language draws excessive attention to itself often to the point that the reader loses the thread of the content. Creative writing should be content-led, with vocabulary playing a supportive role only. Unfortunately, many tuition centres, teachers and tutors try to disguise their lack of ability to teach creative writing by resorting to the encouragement of bombasticity (I just made up this noun but it seems plausible).

Good words, however, are essential. By ‘good’ I mean words that are appropriate, precise and effective. For instance, it can be as simple as writing ‘wolfed down’ instead of ‘ate quickly’ or ‘sheepish’ instead of ‘embarrassed’.

Yes, I conduct lessons for primary school children at all levels. I will shortly send you a pm.

Hi Joy if Learning, can you pm me as i can’t pm u. thank you

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Re: All About English Creative Writing

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Re: All About English Creative Writing

Post by Hopper0311 » Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:39 pm

Hi
I am looking for a tutor who can teach composition writing and situational writing for my boy who is going P6 next year. Is there any recommendation? Thank you!

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Re: All About English Creative Writing

Post by rainbowjoyce » Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:05 am

Joy of Learning 111 wrote:
Bluestar86 wrote:Hi Joy of Learning111,

Would you be all to share if there is any structure to teaching primary school children creative writing. It is essential to have many good or bombastic words in the compo to score good grades? Also, do you conduct lessons for primary school children and at which level? Thanks.
There are different approaches with some commonalities. For lower primary, the focus is mostly on helping the children to gain basic language skills and proficiency in descriptive writing. For upper primary, the focus is more on narrative; this usually entails a plot mountain with introduction, rising tension, climax and resolution. For both levels, creative writing should be taught as an iterative process with plenty of rewriting and refinement.

Bombastic or purple prose is a big no. Such over-the-top language draws excessive attention to itself often to the point that the reader loses the thread of the content. Creative writing should be content-led, with vocabulary playing a supportive role only. Unfortunately, many tuition centres, teachers and tutors try to disguise their lack of ability to teach creative writing by resorting to the encouragement of bombasticity (I just made up this noun but it seems plausible).

Good words, however, are essential. By ‘good’ I mean words that are appropriate, precise and effective. For instance, it can be as simple as writing ‘wolfed down’ instead of ‘ate quickly’ or ‘sheepish’ instead of ‘embarrassed’.

Yes, I conduct lessons for primary school children at all levels. I will shortly send you a pm.
Hi Joy of learning 111

Could you please pm your contact? Thanks!


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Re: All About English Creative Writing

Post by chenchen » Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:14 pm

Anyone with experience with Writer’s Guild at Yishun? Can’t find any feedback on the forum. Does anyone know the fees for p6 Creative Writing? Contacted them but they are not willing to disclose prior to assessment with Ms Trinity. Am hesitant to fix an appointment as I feel that it is pointless to attend the assessment if the fees are beyond our expectations.

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Re: All About English Creative Writing

Post by Alicia611 » Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:45 am

Bluestar86 wrote:
Joy of Learning 111 wrote:
bluegal6 wrote:Hi i am interested to know, for creative writing enrichment, do they give a lot of homework? Usually what kind of homework does a student expected to do for the next lesson?

When I wear my full-time tutor hat, I consult with the parents as to how much homework they want for their child. By default, I usually give a composition every week.

When I wear my part-time teacher hat at a well-known enrichment centre, I give no homework as that is the general policy of the centre. If a child does not complete the work in class, however, I usually ask him/her to complete for homework, although I will not strenuously chase.

Hi Joy of Learning111,

Would you be all to share if there is any structure to teaching primary school children creative writing. It is essential to have many good or bombastic words in the compo to score good grades? Also, do you conduct lessons for primary school children and at which level? Thanks.

Hi Joy of Learning 111,

can PM me?

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Re: All About English Creative Writing

Post by Alicia611 » Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:50 am

Joy of Learning 111 wrote:
Bluestar86 wrote:Hi Joy of Learning111,

Would you be all to share if there is any structure to teaching primary school children creative writing. It is essential to have many good or bombastic words in the compo to score good grades? Also, do you conduct lessons for primary school children and at which level? Thanks.
There are different approaches with some commonalities. For lower primary, the focus is mostly on helping the children to gain basic language skills and proficiency in descriptive writing. For upper primary, the focus is more on narrative; this usually entails a plot mountain with introduction, rising tension, climax and resolution. For both levels, creative writing should be taught as an iterative process with plenty of rewriting and refinement.

Bombastic or purple prose is a big no. Such over-the-top language draws excessive attention to itself often to the point that the reader loses the thread of the content. Creative writing should be content-led, with vocabulary playing a supportive role only. Unfortunately, many tuition centres, teachers and tutors try to disguise their lack of ability to teach creative writing by resorting to the encouragement of bombasticity (I just made up this noun but it seems plausible).

Good words, however, are essential. By ‘good’ I mean words that are appropriate, precise and effective. For instance, it can be as simple as writing ‘wolfed down’ instead of ‘ate quickly’ or ‘sheepish’ instead of ‘embarrassed’.

Yes, I conduct lessons for primary school children at all levels. I will shortly send you a pm.
Hi Joy,

Can PM me?

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Re: All About English Creative Writing

Post by Hopper0311 » Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:52 am

Hi Joy, can u PM me your details for the creative class? Thank you.

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Re: All About English Creative Writing

Post by sunnysunflower00 » Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:33 am

Hi Mommies / Daddies,
I am new here but not new to the industry :)
I have been in the education service for 10 years.
Any burning questions on the curriculum, or CW, can pm me! :)
:rahrah:

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