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Primary 5 English: Strategies for Comprehension Cloze & Synthesis/Transformation

Publisher:
Curriculum Planning and Development (Singapore) Pte Ltd


Author:
Grace Cheah


ISBN:
9789810993320


Price:
SGD 7.90

This book is designed to prepare pupils in Primary Five to do the following in their semestral assessments:

• complete a Comprehension Cloze;
• rewrite the sentence (s) in one sentence, using the word (s) provided for each set of the questions in Synthesis/Transformation.

The guide begins with a recapitulation of Open Word Classes learnt in the classroom: nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs. This is followed by examples of contextual clues and connectors that pupils can make use of when completing a cloze passage.

The next section highlights the function of Open Word Classes. Each exercise has two components: Teaching Points and Practice Paper. Pupils are advised to answer the questions in the ‘Pre-activity’ section which is a ‘warming up’ activity before they complete a cloze passage. In the last section, there are 10 Assessment Papers for pupils to test their ability to apply the skills learnt.

The Synthesis/Transformation section opens with Use of Connectors to join sentences. It is followed by Word Formation which requires learners to convert one word class to another or adding prefixes / suffixes. Pupils will also learn how to change direct speech to reported speech and vice versa. The last section consists of 10 Assessment Papers for pupils to apply the skills they have acquired.

For individual self-study, an Answer Key is provided for both Comprehension Cloze and Synthesis/ Transformation. Other possible answers are accepted. It is hoped that both teachers and pupils will find the book useful in reinforcing the linguistic skills taught in the classroom.

Primary 1 English: Mastering Grammar Skills

Publisher:
Curriculum Planning and Development (Singapore) Pte Ltd Pte Ltd


Author:
Lim Geok Choo


ISBN:
9789810997113


Price:
SGD 8.50

Each unit in this guide for Primary 1 English contains a grammar item or concept with the following features:

Introduction: An attractive visual stimulus introduces the grammar item or concept. It is defined and then explained with examples that make the abstract grammar concepts more concrete.
Common Mistakes: Tips are given to warn pupils about common mistakes that they should avoid when they attempt exercises on grammar.

Short Exercises: Grammar exercises on a specific item are included to provide pupils with immediate practice. These include bite-sized exercises in the test format so that pupils can apply what they have just learnt about specific grammar items in the individual units.
Grammar Tests: At the end of the guide, pupils can attempt mock tests that assess grammar items across several units, just like in their school test papers.

Answer Key: An answer key is provided for pupils’ use when they assess their own answers so that they can learn from their mistakes.

To benefit from using this guide, pupils should complete units on specific grammar items and unit tests before doing the general tests.

This book in the primary grammar series is written for pupils to use:
• in the classroom, with teacher supervision; and
• at home, by pupils on their own and/or with parental guidance

Key features
Covers all grammar items and concepts required by the Primary English syllabus issued by the Ministry of Education, Singapore
Comprehensive grammar exercises and tests on Grammar MCQ, Grammar Cloze, Editing and Sentence Combining
Exercises based on the latest test format clearly identified Includes definitions, explanations and examples of grammar concepts
Includes common mistakes students make in grammar exercises

Primary 2 English Mastering Grammar Skills

Publisher:
Curriculum Planning and Development (Singapore) Pte Ltd Pte Ltd


Author:
Lim Geok Choo


ISBN:
9789810997106


Price:
SGD 8.50

Each unit in this guide for Primary 2 English contains a grammar item or concept with the following features:

Introduction: An attractive visual stimulus introduces the grammar item or concept. It is defined and then explained with examples that make the abstract grammar concepts more concrete.

Common Mistakes: Tips are given to warn pupils about common mistakes that they should avoid when they attempt exercises on grammar.

Short Exercises: Grammar exercises on a specific item are included to provide pupils with immediate practice. These include bite-sized exercises in the test format so that pupils can apply what they have just learnt about specific grammar items in the individual units.

Grammar Tests: At the end of the guide, pupils can attempt mock tests that assess grammar items across several units, just like in their school test papers.

Answer Key: An answer key is provided for pupils’ use when they assess their own answers so that they can learn from their mistakes.

To benefit from using this guide, pupils should complete units on specific grammar items and unit tests before doing the general tests.

This book in the primary grammar series is written for pupils to use:
• in the classroom, with teacher supervision; and
• at home, by pupils on their own and/or with parental guidance

Key features
Covers all grammar items and concepts required by the Primary English syllabus issued by the Ministry of Education, Singapore
Comprehensive grammar exercises and tests on Grammar MCQ, Grammar Cloze, Editing and Sentence Combining Exercises based on the latest test format clearly identified
Includes definitions, explanations and examples of grammar concepts
Includes common mistakes students make in grammar exercises

Primary 3 English Mastering Grammar Skills

Publisher:
Curriculum Planning and Development (Singapore) Pte Ltd Pte Ltd


Author:
Lim Geok Choo


ISBN:
9789810997090


Price:
SGD 8.90

Each unit in this guide for Primary 3 English contains a grammar item or concept with the following features:

Introduction: An attractive visual stimulus introduces the grammar item or concept. This is followed by relevant definitions and explanations with examples to make the abstract grammar concepts more concrete and easier for learning.

Common Errors to Avoid: Tips are given to warn pupils about common errors that they should avoid when they attempt exercises on grammar.

Short Exercises: Grammar exercises on a specific item or concept are included to provide pupils with immediate practice.

Exercises on Specific Grammar Items in the latest Primary 3 CA/SA format: Exercises in the Continuous Assessment (CA) and Semestral Assessment (SA) formats are given so that pupils can apply what they have just learnt about specific grammar items in the individual units.

CA/SA Grammar Tests: At the end of the guide, pupils can attempt mock tests that assess grammar items and concepts across several units, just like in their school CA and SA papers.

Answer Key: An answer key is provided for pupils’ use when they assess their own answers so that they can learn from their mistakes.

To benefit from using this guide, pupils should complete individual units on specific grammar items and concepts before doing the generic Primary 3 CA/SA exercises.

The book in the primary grammar series is written for pupils to use:
• in the classroom with teacher supervision and/or
• at home, for independent learning or with parental guidance.

Key features
Covers all grammar items and concepts required by the Primary English syllabus issued by the Ministry of Education, Singapore
Comprehensive grammar exercises and tests on Grammar MCQ, Structural Cloze, Editing, and Synthesis and Transformation
Exercises based on the latest CA/SA format clearly identified
Includes definitions, explanations and examples of grammar concepts
Includes Common Errors students make in grammar exercises

Primary 6 English: Mastering Visual Text Comprehension and Comprehension Cloze

Publisher:
Curriculum Planning and Development (Singapore) Pte Ltd Pte Ltd


Author:
Lim Geok Choo, Goh Soon Biah & Agnes Lam


ISBN:
9789810993337


Price:
SGD 7.90

There are 2 main sections in the book:

Section 1: Visual Text Comprehension
The section on Visual Text Comprehension is different from Open-Ended Comprehension. A visual text has images and words to convey meaning. These help to make the meaning of the information clearer for readers. Examples of visual texts are: web pages, flyers, posters, advertisements, brochures, newsletters. The following common types of questions in Visual Text Comprehension are explained in this section: (a) True statement, (b) Vocabulary in context, (c) Important details, (d) Reasons, (e) Evidence, (f) Facts vs. non-facts, (g) Main aim, (h) Punctuation. 10 tests in Visual Text Comprehension follow this section.

Section 2: Comprehension Cloze
Comprehension cloze is a test of pupils’ ability to comprehend a text. There are 15 deletions in the text. The missing words are from different word classes. The following are some useful strategies on comprehension cloze covered in this book: (a) Collocations, (b) Contextual clues, (c) Connectors, (d) Synonyms / Antonyms, (e) Summary, (f) Grouping, (g) Referring back and forward, (h) Cumulative and global comprehension. 10 tests in Comprehension Cloze follow this section.

Primary 6 English: Strategies for Comprehension Cloze

Publisher:
Curriculum Planning and Development (Singapore) Pte Ltd Pte Ltd


Author:
Grace Cheah


ISBN:
9789810993313


Price:
SGD 7.90

A Comprehension Cloze in the PSLE tests the pupils’ ability to understand the vocabulary and grammar usage in the context of a passage. This book is designed primarily to prepare pupils in Primary Six to complete the Comprehension Cloze in the PSLE. It begins with a guide that recapitulates the grammar learnt in the classroom: nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs. This is followed by examples of contextual clues and connectors that pupils can make use of when completing a cloze passage.

The next section highlights the function of Open Class Words. Each exercise has two components: Teaching Points and Practice Paper. Pupils are advised to answer the questions in the ‘Pre-Activity’ section which is a ‘warming-up’ activity before they begin to complete a cloze passage. Where general knowledge is lacking, it is vital for pupils to read up on the topic and acquire new vocabulary at the same time. In the last section, there are 20 Assessment Papers for pupils to test their ability to apply the skills learnt.

For individual self-study, an Answer Key is provided. Other possible answers are accepted. It is hoped that both teachers and pupils will find the book useful in reinforcing the linguistic skills taught in the classroom.

A continuing need is the development of vocabulary through reading, making field trips and being curious about words encountered in the newspaper and other media. Other vocabulary tools of reading to build word meanings are the study of: prefixes, suffixes, figure of speech and idioms. Pupils who are successful at Comprehension Cloze are those who are able to use their existing knowledge of both language and subject matter.

Primary 3 English: Mastering Comprehension (Open-Ended) Skills

Publisher:
Curriculum Planning and Development (Singapore) Pte Ltd Pte Ltd


Author:
Lim Geok Choo


ISBN:
9789810990138


Price:
SGD 8.90

Each unit in this book contains the following sections:
Teaching and Explanation: Notes and examples are given to explain the demands and expectations of Comprehension OE.
Short Guided Exercises: Guided exercises are included to provide pupils with immediate practice and guidance.
Common Errors to Avoid: Pointers are provided to warn pupils about common pitfalls when they answer questions.
Assessment Practice: 10 Full Practice Papers are provided for pupils to test their ability to apply what they have learnt.
Answer Key: An answer key is provided for pupils’ use when assessing their own answers so that they can learn from their mistakes

Primary 2 English: Mastering Comprehension (Open-Ended) Skills

Publisher:
Curriculum Planning and Development (Singapore) Pte Ltd Pte Ltd


Author:
Lim Geok Choo


ISBN:
9789810990121


Price:
SGD 7.90

Each unit in this book contains the following sections:

Teaching and Explanation: Notes and examples are given to explain the demands and expectations of Comprehension OE.

Short Guided Exercises: Guided exercises are included to provide pupils with immediate practice and guidance.

Common Errors to Avoid: Pointers are provided to warn pupils about common pitfalls when they answer questions.

Assessment Practice: 10 Full Practice Papers are provided for pupils to test their ability to apply what they have learnt.

Answer Key: An answer key is provided for pupils’ use when assessing their own answers so that they can learn from their mistakes.