Friday, 4 September 2015

Directed writing

It's been a while...hope everyone is fine. In this post I'm sharing a lesson which I just conducted last Wednesday in 5 Razi. The recently concluded SBP trial results were disappointing! Both my classes did not perform as expected. The formal letter was a stumbling block for them to score in directed writing. They got all their format wrong. After all my nagging (poor kids), I prepared a lesson and walked to class energetically last Wednesday with that spring in my steps! We went back to basics...real basics. Using a my word processor and a graphic organiser, we dealt with the following:

  • how to write the content points in a grammatically correct sentence (some were not able to do this)
  • how to elaborate the content points relevantly
I realised that you have to do the basics, even for SBP students. As they say better late than never. My students found the lesson helpful. They asked many questions in between even though some asked in BM. No more nagging Rahmah! Just pray for them a lot that within the next two months or so I can do a lot more. But what's more important is them never giving up on themselves!

It's been two months since I taught the class and each time I discover they have not learned this or that, I feel something inside. It did not help either when a student related how they had so much fun in Form 4 (games and videos) and now she is struggling with her essays. Sometimes it weighs down on me and it is pretty demotivating but I must not show it to them. my nagging may not help but I want them to know I always have them foremost in my prayers.

Here are the materials used:

***The yellow highlights are part of our revision which you can remove easily. Click here for the files.

Happy teaching peeps!


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  1. Assalamualaikum, teacher!

    Teacher mungkin x kenal saya tapi saya pertama kali jumpa teacher masa teacher bagi talk di UiTM Shah Alam beberapa tahun lepas. Anyway, you have been my inspiration since then. Thank you so much sebab berjaya menjadikan blog ni blog terbaik yang pernah saya jumpa dan kebanyakan lesson plans yang teacher share saya ada gunakan juga dalam kelas2 saya, including this one!

    So keep it up! Mohon share link blog ini di blog saya ye~

    1. Wassallam, yes i remember the talk. Alhamdulillah may Allah bless this small effort to share with others. Please feel free to share with your students :)


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