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

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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

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

Have fun!

Regards,
Mrs Sofian

Articles On Fire Accidents

Dear pupils from 4C and 4E,

You will find links to articles on Fire accidents in this post. Click on them to read the articles. Just like what we had done for Nasty Accident (recall reading harcopy articles of road accidents, in class), when you read these articles, do remember to do the following:

  1. Take note of vocabulary used specifically for fire accidents
  2. Take note of what kind of help is required in the event of a fire accident. Also, take note of equipment used to put out fires.
  3. Jot all the information you have identified from the articles into your ELJs.

Your notes will be helpful to you when you do your individual writing tomorrow.

http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/fire-breaks-out-at-hdb-flat-in-woodlands

http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/fire-destroys-facade-of-building-woman-dead

http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/fire-breaks-out-at-313somerset-on-orchard-road

http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/fire-at-changi-airport-terminal-2-40-flights-affected-after-fire-broke-out-in-room-with

Remember, you are responsible for your own success! 🙂

Regards,

Mrs Sofian