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Jul
17

The MUST-KNOW List of Commonly Misspelled Words

Helping your child who has issues with spelling can be a frustrating and arduous task.  To make matters worse, there are 171,476 words in the English language.  How is your child ever going to memorise the spelling of every single word? If your child still has difficulties with spelling despite you trying out all sorts of […]

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Jul
17

How to Improve Your Child’s Spelling

Improving your children’s spelling can be a frustrating process, especially when they cannot seem to spell a certain word no matter how many times they have written it out. Memorising information is easier when you understand it, but a lot of English words are spelled in a way that does not seem logical. Why do […]

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Jul
02

50 Idioms Your Child Can Use for Composition Writing!

Idioms are extremely useful when you want to add some colour into your writing.   However, the words in an idiom do not make up its literal meaning. Instead, we have to understand or find out its ‘hidden’ meaning in order to use it appropriately.   The quirkiness of idioms makes them so fun to […]

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Feb
09

Key Tips On Writing Good Compositions For Primary School

6 Tips On How to Write a Good Composition For Primary School Students In Singapore, the primary school English syllabus requires students to write a composition.  But there is little guidance on how to do so.  Most of the advice given by adults on writing compositions is generic, like “Read more books…”  or “Write more […]

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Feb
09

Using Creative Words and Phrases for Composition Writing & Essays

How to Use Creative Words and Phrases for Composition Writing & Essays? This blog post will teach you how to use creative and inspired phrases for composition writing.  It will also give you examples and ideas of Idioms, Similes, Metaphors or Personification that you can use in your compositions. But first, here’s a Free Ebook […]

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Jan
10

Free Test Papers for Primary School English Compositions Exams

Free Test Papers English Compositions Exams Before the Exams Start! Here are some free test papers  (English Composition topics) for your child to practice before exams. We have selected common exam questions that are frequently tested in school. (For primary 3- 6).   Some of them were tested in the more recent PSLE exams.    Primary […]

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Jun
29

PSLE Marking Scheme and Format for English Composition

Not sure about the PSLE English Composition format? Not sure how your child’s compo is marked and graded? In this article, we will answer your burning questions!   Composition Format Students are given a topic with three pictures, each providing different interpretations of the said topic. Based on one, (two, or all ) of the […]

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Nov
29

How to use Proverbs in Your Composition

Proverbs are phrases that are commonly used and widely understood.  They can also be mantras that are passed down for generations.  Proverbs can be used to convey advice. Here’s a common proverb that you may have heard before: “Practice makes perfect.”   As children, we hear them from our  parents and teachers. And as we grow up, […]

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Nov
18

8 Common Grammar Mistakes for Primary School Compositions

Is your child’s compo score constantly dragged down by his or her language marks? Do you feel like even after all the model compo books you’ve made him read, your child doesn’t seem to improve? For this article we examine some common grammar mistakes made by students who have not grasped the concept behind these grammar rules. Not having […]

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Apr
21

9 Common Mistakes made in PSLE Composition Writing

9 Common Mistakes made in PSLE Composition Writing Throughout my years teaching students in Singapore PSLE Composition Writing, I realised that there are several common mistakes made by my students.  If you are a parent guiding your child to take PSLE  this year,  be aware of some of the common mistakes.   1.  Cliched Intros Introductory paragraphs for […]

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