Why is my child struggling to score well in English?
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With the introduction of expository and argumentative writing, students who only wrote narrative essays may be uncomfortable with this new format. Completely different styles of writing is expected from them in Language Arts. Towards secondary 2, students are implicitly encouraged to write argumentative essays with limited choices of narrative essays in their exams.
Most Primary School students don't read newspapers. With the newly added Argumentative Essay, students should have an extensive knowledge of Current Affairs in order to substantiate their points.
Interpreting essay questions
Transitioning from primary school, students find difficulty in interpreting their essay questions and lose focus in their writing. They are unable to come up with succinct topic sentences that addresses the essay question.
Weak Vocabulary and Grammar
The sentence structure and choice of words affects the fluency of their writing.
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|Factor of Comparison||PSLE English||Sec 1 and 2 IP Language Arts|
Memorizing grammar rules
past year papers to practice
Applied skills and techniques
lack of revision papers
accumulated language deficit
Copying of passage
critical analysis required
literature component incorporated in exams
More Project Work
|Teaching||Taught according to exam syllabus||No standardised national syllabus|
Providing you with a structure and concrete approach to Language Arts
A criticial thinking framework put together by top school experienced teachers
INTEGRATED STUDY OF LITERATURE
Exposure to literary techniques and learn how to analyse and craft structured responses (PEEL) to unseen poem and prose.
ACADEMIC FOCUSED CURRICULUM
Exam components covered weekly including comprehension structured questions, summary, essay analysis and planning techniques
WEEKLY CURRENT AFFAIRS
Exposes students to a wide array of Current Affairs, carefully curated based on past year topics.
ONLINE ALA-CARTE ESSAYS SUBMISSION
Submit your ala-carte essays online anytime you do a practice to receive feedback from your tutors!
The Indigo Language Arts Approach
Hones student's examination skills
Develops student's language skills which are necessary to answer comprehension and essay questions
WEEKLY PRACTICE AND EXPOSURE
Lesson structure covers expository/argumentative essay writing, comprehension, summary and current affairs Weekly timed practices to ensure students are exam-ready.
Includes bridging courses for unseen poetry
UNIQUE DUAL TEACHING SYSTEM
2 specialised teachers per session who will each focus on teaching comprehension and essay skills in order for students to gain learn from differing perspectives and style
The Indigo Language Arts Curriculum
Structured and Focused Lessons
Waste no time in research based group discussions (often conducted in school), every minute of in-class time is meaningfully spent.
Language Arts/Unseen Poem Critique
|Brainstorming with a clear structure
practice writing 2 paragraphs
|Comprehension||structured questions/summary/current affairs||Strategies And Skills To Answer Any Comprehension Question
Carefully Distilled Current Affairs Topics Based On Past Year Exam Question Reviewed
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