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