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Postby mrswongtuition » Thu Oct 08, 2009 11:04 am

jedamum wrote:
hopeful4future wrote:
there is a technique in doing composition writing like memorising long nice phrases.

but i finds it a bit not so good as their thoughts will tends to be limit by the words/phrase that they "know" as "best". .

i think if the kid is a potentially good writer, then there are limitations. but if the kid is struggling with compo writing, memorising long nice phrases is a good start. decade plus ago, my Sec 4 english form teacher (of a band 1 school) got the whole class to keep a notebook of such, and i find it pretty useful.


Potentially good writers will figure out how to change existing phrases or words. You just need to expose them to a wide genre of articles and vocabulary.

It's those who are mid-band or low-band who require the 'memorising'. Once they are able to memorise a good number of phrases/words, you can help them to 'manipulate' those they already know to help them come up with their own phrases/descriptions.

It's a structured process for those who need the scaffolding and help. It is not meant to restrict their language usage but to give them a jump start :)

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Creative writing school

Postby melman » Fri Oct 09, 2009 1:46 pm

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:D I am looking for a good creative writing school for my boy. He is currently in K2 this year. Any good suggestion?

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Re: Creative writing school

Postby Lucky » Fri Oct 09, 2009 2:02 pm

melman wrote::D I am looking for a good creative writing school for my boy. He is currently in K2 this year. Any good suggestion?


Hi Melman

I think if your child is reading well and enjoys books from all genres, he should not have a problem doing creative writing. Creative writing all comes from lots of imagination, a wide vocabulary and a love of reading and writing.

If you still need to send him there, you can try Lorna Whiston, Seed's D learning house at Katong and maybe The Learning Lab.

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Postby schellen » Fri Oct 09, 2009 2:48 pm

Hi melman, maybe this thread on English Creative Writing will help? http://www.kiasuparents.com/kiasu/forum ... c.php?t=35

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Postby melman » Fri Oct 09, 2009 10:17 pm

Hi Lucky

My boy does read and write. But i'm not sure if he can write well. I thought sending him to a school to help him. Will definitely check out the schools you suggested. Thks! :)

Hi schellen

Blogging is a good suggestion, but i don't think my boy is ready for it......you gave me an idea.....maybe... i can start him on writing a simple diary! :)

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Postby schellen » Sat Oct 10, 2009 9:22 am

melman wrote:Hi schellen

Blogging is a good suggestion, but i don't think my boy is ready for it......you gave me an idea.....maybe... i can start him on writing a simple diary! :)


Hi melman, did you read further down the thread? I think they also discussed schools there. :)

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Postby moonee » Mon Oct 26, 2009 3:17 am

Er....cant seem to get in to mrswongtution website. :?

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Postby mrswongtuition » Mon Oct 26, 2009 5:57 pm

moonee wrote:Er....cant seem to get in to mrswongtution website. :?


Maybe this link will be better: http://mrswongtuition.blogspot.com/
OR
http://www.kiasuparents.com/kiasu/forum ... php?t=2876

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Postby moonee » Tue Oct 27, 2009 1:05 am

http://www.kiasuparents.com/kiasu/forum ... php?t=2876

Thanks I tried and manage to open it... :D

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How to write good composition?

Postby Herbie » Fri Oct 30, 2009 11:54 am

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Any idea how to write good composition???
Do we need to get my kids to memorise the decriptive phrases???

Can anyone advise please????

Many thanks!

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