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Postby concern.mum » Thu Aug 19, 2010 1:16 pm

cloudy wrote:Hi, I'm also a Easterner.
Will be most keen if there will be a class held in the East area :)


Hi cloudy,

I heard that the last time before TAS got the Bukit Timah branch, they
were looking into getting a branch in the east, so that might be a strong
chance they would look into the east again, let's hope they will be convinced to go east when they see more people want them in the east :pray:

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Postby concern.mum » Thu Aug 19, 2010 1:39 pm

iamyoung wrote:Hi TAS

I am helping a friend of mine to ask about some things. I heard that there is a special project going on for the children in the area of creative writing. I heard that their work, if chosen, may get a chance to get published in a book, and the children will even get some rewards as well.

I think this will make the children start to take pride in their writing. My friend's child is very unmotivated to write, she can write reasonably well but her plot is not well developed. She is from a "branded" school, and I think in her school, alot of her friends can write very well, so she gets demotivated.

Your location is abit too far for her, rather inconvenient.
I wonder if you have any holiday programs or one time off program for her to learn and participate in this project, to see whether her work can have a fighting chance of being published, or at least get motivated to write?


Thanks!


Btw, can pm me too..

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Postby The Alternative Story » Thu Aug 19, 2010 5:07 pm

Hi Easterners,

Nice hearing from you :wink: we may be setting another centre but
we have not decided whether to have it in the east or north-east.
But we will let you know if we do set one up in the east.

TAS

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Postby ctrlaltdel » Thu Aug 19, 2010 5:10 pm

The Alternative Story wrote:Hi Easterners,

Nice hearing from you :wink: we may be setting another centre but
we have not decided whether to have it in the east or north-east.
But we will let you know if we do set one up in the east.

TAS


East please, cos i am seriously considering to sign my son up for your class next year when's in P1 and your location is the one that's currently the deterrent.

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Postby The Alternative Story » Thu Aug 19, 2010 5:36 pm

concern.mum wrote:Hi TAS, I was at your last workshop for parents at singapore post.
I really like the way how you all use mnemonics to remember spellings and rhythms to help remember the creative writing techniques.
A question about personification and metaphors, sometimes I forget the distinction between the 2, can you elaborate on that again?



Hi concern.mum,

This is the differentiation between personification and metaphors:
Personification:

- making a non-living object take on the characteristics of a living
person.

Eg:

- The room was swathed in a blanket of darkness. The darkness pressed
against me on all sides, threatening to rob me of all sight.
(making the darkness seem like a person, being able to press and rob
a person)

Metaphor:

- it carries the meaning of one word to another. It borrows
characteristics from one word to describe another.

Eg:

- The fire was a monster, tearing through the walls of the building
with the ferocity of a ravenous beast.

(comparing the fire to a beast or a monster)

TAS
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Postby The Alternative Story » Thu Aug 19, 2010 5:40 pm

starlight1968sg wrote:
I learnt another thing from you again.
What an interesting example to show the differences between those 2 words! :D


Hi starlight,

Glad to be able to help..vocabulary is a minefield for many kids as they
usually lose a lot of marks in this section so using mnemonics
helps them to remember as many vocabulary words as possible
to help them do well in this section :lol:

TAS

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Postby The Alternative Story » Thu Aug 19, 2010 5:45 pm

ctrlaltdel wrote:
East please, cos i am seriously considering to sign my son up for your class next year when's in P1 and your location is the one that's currently the deterrent.


Hi ctrlaltdel,

We will try :D Now, it depends on being able to get a good location
and also on whether the North east or east has more people on our
waiting list.

TAS

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Postby The Alternative Story » Thu Aug 19, 2010 5:49 pm

iamyoung wrote:Hi TAS

I am helping a friend of mine to ask about some things. I heard that there is a special project going on for the children in the area of creative writing. I heard that their work, if chosen, may get a chance to get published in a book, and the children will even get some rewards as well.

I wonder if you have any holiday programs or one time off program for her to learn and participate in this project, to see whether her work can have a fighting chance of being published, or at least get motivated to write?

Thanks!


Hi iamyoung,

Yes, we are having this project..we are looking to publish some of
the children's work. We will pm you the details of the holiday
programme, as long as your child has joined any of our programmes,
he or she can take part in this project but there is no guarantee that
their work will be chosen. But it is very good exposure to a wide
variety of writing techniques and it does make the children very
excited to produce good work.

TAS

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Postby BigDad » Thu Aug 19, 2010 6:09 pm

The Alternative Story wrote:Hi iamyoung,

Yes, we are having this project..we are looking to publish some of
the children's work. We will pm you the details of the holiday
programme, as long as your child has joined any of our programmes,
he or she can take part in this project but there is no guarantee that
their work will be chosen. But it is very good exposure to a wide
variety of writing techniques and it does make the children very
excited to produce good work.

TAS


Hi TAS,

Can you pm me about this holiday programme too? will you have it at
yishun branch?

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Postby BigDad » Thu Aug 19, 2010 11:18 pm

Hi TAS,

How to teach personification for a 8 year old? Is it possible? :?

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