Examinations are finally over and school holidays are near! This marks the end of an intensive part of the school year. It has been a privilege and joy for me to be able to interact with and teach the students in my writing classes this term.
Majority of the students who come to my classes are weak, not only in writing, but in the English language in general. Honestly, I do find it a challenge at times to get them to enjoy writing.
Some of them have shown great improvement in their writing skills, others have not. Writing is a skill that takes time to develop. Personally, I find that it does not do justice to a child's writing skills to give him/her a grade based simply on a single piece of writing done in one draft under an hour. Unfortunately, that is the case in our examination system.
So, whether your child has gotten a good or not so good grade for his/her composition exam this term, I hope that we can still celebrate the efforts that they have put in to hone their writing skills the entire year.
Here are some good pieces of writing done by a few of our P1 and P2 students. Some of them were already good in their writing before taking the course, others were not, but they have made efforts to put what they have learnt into practice.
As you can see, there is no need to use bombastic words. Their stories are readable and I've enjoyed reading them. I am proud of all their work! :)