All About English Creative Writing

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jodi_mum
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Re: All About English Creative Writing

Post by jodi_mum » Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:33 am

Hi Joy of Learning

could you pm me please.. thank you!

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Re: All About English Creative Writing

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Re: All About English Creative Writing

Post by diamantz » Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:36 am

Hi joy of learning, appreciate a pm too pls. Thanks

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Re: All About English Creative Writing

Post by happylcw » Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:54 pm

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 Learning111,

Could you please pm me your availability and location? My son will start P2 next year and I am interested to start him on CW. Thanks.

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Re: All About English Creative Writing

Post by Wendy2806 » Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:23 pm

Hi anyone got recommendation on creative writing at punggol

Thanks
wendy


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Re: All About English Creative Writing

Post by oceanicgal » Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:39 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 u PM me your details for the creative class? Thank you.

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Re: All About English Creative Writing

Post by ChiefKiasu » Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:01 am

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Re: All About English Creative Writing

Post by oceanicgal » Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:27 am

Hi any recommendations for creative writing holiday programmes for lower primary at the West area?

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Re: All About English Creative Writing

Post by Schootopia » Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:25 am

Most schools do a pretty good job of covering the basic elements of good writing (grammar, vocab, sentence structure, punctuation, etc).

Do make sure that the kids pay attention in school..

It's good to have a good foundation to start off with.

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Re: All About English Creative Writing

Post by Andrea D » Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:33 pm

One good tip that was given to me by one teacher was to encourage our kid to write stories at home about the topic that he/she prefers the most. After that you can examine the child's work and highlight the mistakes and some tips for the future, also powered by adding couple vocabulary alternatives in case the kid is repeating the same words too many times.

Next time the kid should write another story but with the previous work presented to memorize the mistakes in order to make the new one better. After repeating this for many times, it can improve really a lot. It takes some time, patience and attention to detail, but definitely works.

If you are interested in helping your kid improve creative writing, here is one helpful article:
https://smiletutor.sg/5-ways-to-prepare ... n-writing/

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