littlewoman wrote:Hi TAS,
I noticed that for your book, some of the lower pri children can write very well, even as well as some of the pri 4s. Did they start learning these strategies from preschool? If a child is not naturally good in this area, what do you recommend that I can do at home as a parent to help? Thanks very much!
We do not have a preschool programme, although we do take in
higher ability K1/K2 kids who join our P1 programme. Many
of these children (lower primary) whose works are in the book
are of higher ability and hence they skip a level and join classes
that are not of their own age. We group the children by ability and
not age. We do this to so that the high ability students
can be stretched further and the lower ability students can follow the
lessons and learn the basics if their basics are not strong.
You can get your child to read at home. You can read with him
or her and pick out certain good vocabulary from the book and show
your child how to use the vocabulary in their writing.
You can also work on his basic grammar structure. You can buy
assessment books that focus on grammar and help him in this area.
Another area to watch out for is spelling. You can help you child
to conquer this area by teaching him how to spell using mnemonically.
Spelt as CY-C-LED. You tell your child that it is pronounced one way
but to remember the spelling, you can break it up in this way so it
is easier to remember the spelling.