4 Feb 2023

Singaporeans love food, do we not? Hence, I have decided to use FOOD to bring across my message.

Before this idea flashed across my mind, I was cracking my head and burning my brain cells. What is another way to teach my students without nagging at them all the time? A eureka moment hit me in exasperation and hunger one day while teaching. I just blabbered out ‘fried rice’ and ‘plain rice’ (I got my hungry vibes to thank for), and yes, that caught my students’ attention. Holding on to the momentum, I linked the ‘fried-plain’ rice analogy to their writing.



The picture below will give you a visual and short brief between the two different types of rice. Granted, my cheeky students will argue that plain rice is healthier than fried rice, but they get the drift. 

Now, the two pictures below will let us have a case scenario. This example was taken from my ‘Writing AL1 PSLE Compositions’. In my book, it was divided into the “Show, Not Tell” section. It was about a character taking back his exam results. Over here, I use ‘food’ to bridge my students’ understanding from another perspective. 

Clearly, one can tell the stark difference using descriptive phrases and the lack thereof. 

As a rule of thumb, there must be a consistent placement of descriptive phrases from start to end

For more practice, grab a copy of my Writing AL1 PSLE Compositions at this link: https://sowingseedz.com/resources/

For my PSLE AL1 Compo workshop in March, click: https://sowingseedz.com/prog/psle-al1-compo/

In conclusion, make a consistent effort to READ and WRITE. I hesitated to post my self-imposed quote, but my seven-year-old son read it and told me he understood it. 

Read to write: means you read books, so you know how to write.

Write to read: means you write for the teacher to read. 

Cheeeem, right?

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