P3 - P4 English Creative Writing: The Power of Word Choice

P3 - P4 English Creative Writing: The Power of Word Choice

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Primary 3 to Primary 4 English Creative Writing: The Power of Word Choice

In this workshop, students will gain consciousness of the way writers communicate to readers. The purposes of writing and the limitations in understanding (E.g. that writing needs to describe the visual) govern the ways we present information. Throughout these 6 lessons, students will build on a crime-solving story of their own using the techniques that will be taught to them in class.

Students will have a task at the end of every lesson, they can choose to submit, but the homework will not be marked. Teachers will give an overview and maybe display good works.

Nov - Dec 2021

All Lessons

11:00 am - 12:30 pm
23rd Nov, Tuesday
How to introduce a character’s zany backstory

In this session, we will explore characterisation techniques in whimsical ways. What sort of adjectives and descriptions can we employ to describe a suspicious character? Yet, at the same time, not revealing all to the reader.

11:00 am - 12:30 pm
25th Nov, Thursday
Dear Thomas… A letter to an imagined reader

What sort of details do we need in a story? How do we help the reader understand what is going on? Learn how to set the scene of the story to get readers intrigued in a mystery that is about to unfold.

1:00 am - 12:30 pm
30th Nov, Tuesday
What’s the story behind any advertisement?

Scams, advertisements, commercials - what do they all have in common? How do they persuade customers to buy their products? In this session, we will analyse what persuasive language is and how it plays a part in crime stories.

11:00 am - 12:30 pm
2nd Dec, Thursday
Breaking news! Criminals are on the loose!

Why is the news we read or hear about so impactful to us even though we did not experience it first-hand? We are going to learn how the words and sentences we string together in our story affect the depth in which we want to immerse our readers.

11:00 am - 12:30 pm
7th Dec, Tuesday
“Ladies and gentlemen” and speech-writing

We have now caught the criminal, but only we know how we solved the crime. How do we explain our process to other people? What kind of details do we need to include in our recount? In this session, we will learn how to explain complex situations simply and succinctly.

11:00 am - 12:30 pm
9th Dec, Thursday
Putting everything together with some creativity

We have solved our crime by piecing evidence together. Now, we have the tools we need to also piece a story together. In this final session, we will review and explore how these movements come together to form a captivating story.

Teacher Jermaine

Jermaine has been tutoring in Primary English since 2015, with a track record of helping students under her tutelage improve by at least 2 exam grades. She has developed English curriculum for a premium Bilingual school at the primary level, and is able customise learning content for students she tutored by assessing their language ability. She is currently completing her Bachelor's Degree in Marketing with SUSS, and holds a SEED Institute Diploma in Early Childhood Education. With her flair in the in English Language, she has taught students of varying language ability. She is committed to nurturing students to their fullest potential while instilling a love for learning through building positive relationships with students and parents. No stranger to live online classes, Jermaine also conducts English lessons to elementary-aged students at an international level.

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