Many parents wonder how to help their children excel in Primary School English. In our education system, Primary 3 and 4 are considered the transitional levels where students transition from the honeymoon years of Primary 1 and 2, to the more challenging and stressful Primary 5 and 6 levels.

Students who breezed through Primary 1 and 2 might suddenly find themselves struggling in Primary 3.  If your child is struggling in English in Primary 3 or 4,

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Weather description is one of the easiest ways for young writers (6 to 8 years old) to begin their compositions. This is also usually the first story starter that they are being taught in school.

For children who are weak in the language, writing a good weather description can be an easy and effective way to get them started in their composition.

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This is a Primary 6 model composition, written by one of our Writing Academy students.

We are constantly compiling samples of our students’ writing and we love to showcase their well-written pieces.  This student has managed to bring across the theme of Teamwork in this story. Enjoy reading this piece of composition, written based on the PSLE composition format.

* Edited: This happens to be the topic for 2018 PSLE Composition!

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Composition writing may be something new for lower primary students but many of them are able to write well given proper guidance. Primary 1 and 2 students are like clean slates. They learn from the beginning, step by step and thus are able to lay a proper foundation in sentence structure, basic punctuation and grammar.

Here is a piece of composition written by one of our Primary 2 students. Enjoy!

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Composition Writing for Lower Primary (P1 and P2)

Composition writing for lower primary can be challenging to teach. Most primary school students start learning how to write English compositions by the second semester of Primary 1. At this age, students are mostly taught how to write compositions based on 4-sequential pictures.

As the story sequence is guided by the pictures provided, Primary 1 and 2 students usually do not have to come up with their own story plot.

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PSLE composition topics are becoming more diverse, with the latest PSLE English composition format (2015).  It has become almost impossible to guess the topic for PSLE.  However, some observers have commented that there could be a shift towards topics that display values.  That could be a reason why schools are dishing our such topics for students to write in class.

Enjoy this piece of composition written by one of our Primary 6 Writing Academy students.

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English Composition Writing Tips

If you want to score higher marks for English composition writing (English Paper 1), you have to know the mistakes to avoid in order to write good English compositions. These are common mistakes made by students when they are writing their compositions. Fortunately, you can learn to avoid these mistakes.

Most parents and school teachers do not start the year getting their children to write. Many students usually start writing in Term 2,

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STELLAR is no longer a new word in Singapore primary schools. But do you know what students do in their lower primary English STELLAR lessons?

Have you heard about the Shared Book Approach (SBA) used in STELLAR?

I taught Primary 1 and 2 classes many years ago when STELLAR was still a new initiative in some schools. Honestly, I enjoyed teaching English using the STELLAR strategies. Most of my students found English lessons to be more fun and interesting too,

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How can we get kids to start writing, especially primary school students?

Rome was not built in a day. Neither is a good story written in a day, let alone within an hour.

Yet every year, in every school, thousands of students are being graded on a piece of writing that they have to produce from scratch within an hour.

This has often left me flabbergasted.

HOW DO REAL AUTHORS WRITE?
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