The Academic Workshop Jr
Finding Inspiration in Every Turn
Regular English Lessons
What is covered
Paper 1 (Writing), Paper 2 (MCQ and open-ended sections) and Paper 4 (Oral Communication)
- Paper 1
Full-length compositions, based on examinable themes, are done once a month.
Situational Writing (for P5/6) is done once a term.
- Paper 2
Challenging components like Comprehension Open-Ended and Comprehension Cloze are done once every fortnight.
Paper 2 lessons are thematic, leveraging on what is current as well as age-appropriate to add interest to the lessons.
- Paper 4
Oral Communication skills are covered once a term, with individual practice and assessment included.
This course focuses extensively on Paper 1 and the skills needed to excel in writing assessments.
Lessons run on a 4-week lesson cycle which includes:
Week 1: A skill focussed lesson with practices to assess students' understanding
Week 2: A guided full-length composition writing marked with rubrics with a focus on the skill that was taught
Week 3: An independent self-planned full-length composition marked with rubrics
Week 4: Situational writing skills and a full-length situational writing piece + error analysis of the composition done in Week 2
Composition lessons cover examinable themes as well as specific narrative writing techniques, with model compositions and plot plans.
- 2 full-length compositions and 1 situational writing piece done every 4 cycles.
* Cycle structure might be altered to fit the term calendar if needed.