How to Tackle SVA/Grammar Qns:

Besides memorising all the various SVA/Grammar rules (should have already been written in your ELJ), these are the 4 steps to tackle the abovementioned questions:

NOUNS VS VERBS UNIT 5

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T2W2 2018: Unit 5: Nouns VS Verbs

Some nouns and verbs are of the same words! So how do we differentiate the two? Below are some tips (3D’2018 pupils, you should have these tips written in your English Learning Journal [ELJ]):

 

If you’d like to print the document, you may save the following PDF file into your desktop:

NOUNS VS VERBS UNIT 5

See Saw & Class Dojo

Dear parents,

Please upload these two apps in your handphones: See Saw and Class Dojo.

See Saw
This is an equivalent to Instagram. Pupils are able to post pictures, videos and voice recordings. Availability of posts’ visibility is subject to teacher’s approval.

This app will be used when I want to get pupils to show their understanding on concepts taught in class. Do not start posting until specific instructions have been given out.

You may want to watch the video below to understand more about SeeSaw. I will be posting instructions for our very first SeeSaw (fun) assignment very soon!

To sign in the See Saw account, use the QR Scanner in the See Saw app itself to scan the QR code below:

SEESAW QR 3D 2018.jpg

Class Dojo
Some of you are not new to Class Dojo. Some of you are.

As I do not wish to keep flooding your WhatsApp inbox with thousands of the pupils’ photos, from now on, I will be uploading their photos and videos into this platform instead. This app also enables me to award points to the pupils for various areas such as good behaviour and teamwork.

Pupils are also able to customise their avatar!

Here’s a video to tell you more about Class Dojo:

ClassDojo parent and student invites for 3D 2018

Attached above are the codes for you to get connected to the class’ account. I seek your help to not sign in with other people’s account. Let’s work together towards a trusted safe environment for everyone too.

Many thanks and I hope to see you and your children in See Saw and Class Dojo very soon!

Identifying SVA & RP Questions

Dear children,

For the past two weeks, we had learnt even more explicitly on how to identify SVA and RP questions from the Grammar section. You should have notes written in your ELJ. However, I will be giving you the detailed explanation here in this blog post again, just in case what’s written in your ELJ isn’t clear enough. Remember, it IS possible to score full marks for your Grammar MCQ.

To identify whether a question is of type SVA or type RP, do remember to go through these steps:

1. Look at the options FIRST.

2. If the options consist of the SAME word of DIFFERENT forms e.g. walk, walked, walks, walking, then the question is of type SVA

3. If the question is an SVA one, then pupils need to recall the 3 rules immediately

  • Rule 1: 1 sss many mmmm
  • Rule 2: after modals, no ‘s’, no ‘ed’, no ‘ing (unless special condition is applied)
  • Rule 3: look out for time phrase(s) and verb(s) to determine if question is in the past, present or future tense
  •  Rule 2 is applied first. If Rule 2 can be applied, then circle the modal, recall the rule and eliminate Rule 1 and Rule 3. Otherwise, apply Rule 3 then Rule 1.

4. If the options consist of relative pronouns such as who, whom, whose, which, where, then the question is of type RP.

5. If the question is an RP one, look at the blank and circle the words to its left and right and annotate if they are person (stickman), animals (A), things (T) or place (P).

Answers can be found immediately with ease if you were to apply such processes. Make your thinking visible. Annotate.

PS: There are other types of Grammar questions too but these normally do not require much annotation e.g. phrasal verbs, prepositions, conjunctions. Rather, the questions will require you to read and understand them.

Regards,
Mrs Sofian

Technical Issues

Dear all,

I have come to learn that SeeSaw cannot be accessed using web browsers. It can only be accessed using handphones and iPads.

It’s ok. For those of you who cannot access SeeSaw because you have no access to handphones and iPads, you may want to explore the other links available in this blog especially the ones that tap on the concepts we have learnt in class. 

Else, you may want to take a look at the Fire incidents post which was posted not too long ago.

Regards,

Mrs Sofian

E-Learning Day

Dear 4C and 4E pupils,

For today’s E-learning, you will be commenting on 4C’s drama videos uploaded onto SeeSaw. The instructions will be at the end of this blog post.

What to comment:

  1. Were the actors clear in their dialogues?
  2. Did the group include feelings and thoughts into the scenes that they acted in? State examples.
  3. Can you make out what the scene is about? If yes, summarise the scene in your own words. If no, please feedback on what can be improved.
  4. Avoid commenting “good”, “very good” and other vague comments.

What to do:

  1. Login to https://web.seesaw.me/
  2. You may access SeeSaw via handphone as well
  3. Click “I’m a student”
  4. Scan the QR code below

qr

If you have problems, please leave a comment and tell me exactly what the problem is.

Have fun!

Regards,
Mrs Sofian