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Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Teaching kids to write - From Sentences to Essay Writing

My other blog post Learning Different Languages was supposed to be on this blog but the other day blogger was giving me some problems so I posted it on my other blog. Bother!

Anyway, in that post I had listed out what I thought was the building blocks required for a child to progress from alphabets to words, phrases, sentences, paragraphs and finally essay writing. It is the same whatever language you are learning with slight differences in sentence construction and structure of course but you can use the same building blocks and thought processes.

Therefore I was very happy to find books to help me teach my child in this step-by-step manner. Annie? You hear? This one's for you again. :)

This book is from EPH Publishing (M) Sdn Bhd. It retails for RM6.90 each and is available for the step-by-step study of 3 languages, English, Bahasa Malaysia and Chinese. The malay title at the top of the book states "Siri Praktis Menulis Progresif Tahap 1 SJK(C)." Translated it means "Progresive Writing Level 1 for SJK(C) students. I was delighted to find it because it has all the steps which I had outlined in my building blocks for Learning Different Languages.

The 1.2.3 you see on the cover indicates that it is suitable for Std 1 to Std 3. Indeed, the earlier part of the book is easier and more suitable for the lower levels whereas the second half of the book is more suitable for my girl in learning how to compose essays and karangan. Since I also have a Std 1 boy, the book is just right for me!

The first half of the book has sentence construction practise whereas the second part guides the child towards more independant essay writing.


  1. Hear you. Keep them coming, then I'll go get them skaligus, hahaha!! Kam siah...

  2. thanks for sharing...very good idea...

  3. Annie,
    This one's for you mah. I know you don't have the time. :)

    My pleasure.


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