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📚Our Tuition Club Online English students have been learning all about the point of view pronouns and working through common examples.
Through discussion, the students have looked at examples to see how it affects writing.
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Extra! Extra! Teacher Boosts students’ non-fiction writing skills with using newspaper report guidelines, formats and tips!. Our Keen writers this week have been writing up a persuasive holiday article. The session provided a motivating and memorable image to stimulate discussion, before introducing the grammar element. Students have had time to practise using this feature, before undertaking a short writing task to apply what they have learnt in the context of creative writing!
Our students online have been creative wrting this week! students now recognise the power of poetry—its ability to inspire emotions, recall a favourite memory or writing just for a giggle!. Poems come in a wide variety —from haikus, to ones that follow conventions of word choice and line length, to the-sky-is-the-limit free verse!.
Every language has its own idioms and expression and the English language has plenty of phrases that is useful to learn. Idioms are words or phrases that are not meant to be taken literally and usually have a cultural meaning behind them. Most of the English idioms you hear are offering advice’s but also contain some underlying principles and values. Our home-schooled children ages 10-11 have been having fun trying to work out what the meaning behind commonly used idioms we use in our our every day life.
Our home- schooled children ages 6-7 have been working at greater depth in their reading and writing!.Working at greater depth means a child is not only on their way to master the expected stage for their age, but able to delve into it in more detail. In English, working at greater depth might look like using different sentence types and lengths, being aware of how their audience affects their tone and style, or writing with a ‘reader’s eye’, re-reading and editing their own work to ensure it’s enjoyable to read.
Descriptive writing imprints images into the reader’s mind, making you feel as though you’re “right there.” It‘s all about engaging the five senses of sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch to transport the reader and stir emotion. By choosing vivid details and colorful words, good writers bring objects, people, places, and events to life. Instead of merely telling you what they see, they use their words to show you.
Our online home-schooled students have been learning the basic rule for subject-verb agreement.
Children were asked to read the sentence and type the correct verb, matching a singular noun with singular verb.
They also worked on an online activity identifying an adverb in a sentence and describing what adverbs are for.
They then moved on to use an adverbs to create their own sentences.
Our online students have been recording different words they don’t understand or can’t spell very well, adding them to their Spelling/Dictionary Book
This method allows the children to develop dictionary skills and work on their vocabulary.
The children have also added illustrations to make them visual, helping create a context for words.