Posts in Creative Writing & Compo
4 Lively Literary Devices to Use in Your Compositions

Today, I am as tired as a pair of worn out shoes. 

Famished, all Andy wanted to do was to stuff his face like a fat pig. 

What do you think these sentences have in common? If you correctly identified the similes, then you’re absolutely right! 

In our writing, we often have to use literary devices like similes to make our compositions more interesting. Many schools already teach them—some examples like “as happy as a lark” and face “as red as a tomato” come to mind. However, today, we’ll teach you how to come up with your own literary devices so that your compositions will stand out!

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5 Ways to Start a Primary School Composition

“What should I even type?” Ms Xie wondered. The stark whiteness of the blank page seemed to take up her entire field of vision. She was hit by writer’s block. Since her blog post was due on Monday night, she had to find a way to write something to wow her readers—and fast.

Was that introduction attention-grabbing? Wouldn’t you like to read more? Hi, I’m Ms Xie, and I’m thrilled to share with you five techniques on how to write a good introduction for your school compositions.

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3 writing skills to start nurturing from Primary 2

Hi, everyone! I hope that I have piqued your interest in my post with a word of the day. I’m Ms. Quek and this is my very first post on Lil’ but Mighty’s blog. Expect to learn a new word each time with my blog posts, as well as useful tips for English learning!  In my inaugural blog post today, I will be touching on writing at the Primary Two level. 

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Continuous Writing | 4 Tips to Address the Topic

Some pupils have the misconception that to score well, it is better to use more pictures. This is not the case. Scoring well depends on how well the pupil can connect the topic to the chosen picture(s) as well as how the topic is being developed, based on the chosen picture(s). As you can see, addressing the topic is key to achieving success in your continuous writing and today, I am going to share with you 4 tips on how to do that well.

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Post Exam | 3 Ways To Move Forward With Your Writing

Many of you would agree with me that writing is a lifelong process. Good writers do not remain contented with what they have and are constantly doing what they can to perfect their craft. There can never be too many interesting plots and captivating language for you to learn. With the additional free time you have now that the SA2 is over, practise the following tips to help you get better at writing.

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Composition: 3 Specific Things to check for!

In terms of exam preparedness, in addition to content mastery, I personally believe that it is important for students to know how to self-check their work. 

Often, when you hear the word ‘check’, what comes to mind? I’m sure this is a word that most students are familiar with. It is definitely not an understatement to say that it is a word that is constantly on the teacher’s lips, repeated countless times, before and after students attempt their work. 

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Primary English | Creative Writing: Variety in Your Sentences (With Connectors + Present Participle)

Today, I am going to focus on making your writing more interesting by adding longer or more complex sentences. If your child is learning to move on from simple sentence structures or have been told that his or her sentences are always the same, this post with two simple tips will be a good start to help them form longer and more interesting sentences. 

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PSLE English 2016 | Creative Writing: Vivid Verbs To Boost Your Language

Happy June Holidays and hello, again! I hope that you children will be able to catch a breather during this break even though some of my pupils have already told me about the homework that they have for this month! In my third post, I will be looking at the use of verbs and how using appropriate and precise verbs will help you to express yourself better in your writing. If you have a piece of writing to do, it will be a good opportunity to try this out!

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PSLE English 2016 | Creative Writing: Brilliant Beginnings

Hello again! I hope that the previous post has been helpful in illustrating to your child the difference between telling and showing (describing) in a story. In this second post, we are going to learn about how to start our stories. Just like how breakfast is an important meal that kick-starts the day, how we begin our story is very important too.

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