• CEFR,  CEFR-Aligned SPM Paper 2 Writing,  Form 5 Lessons & Activities,  Part 1 Short Communicative Messages

    [PDF] SPM Mini Writing Module (Part 1: Short Communicative Messages)

    Good morning! Sorry for disappearing. I was quite busy with a lot of things the past few months. I hope everyone’s doing well despite the current pandemic.

    Today I’d like to share part 1 of a mini writing module I made for my students. This handout is printer-friendly and consists of 4 pages: 1 sample question, 1 sample answer with answering tips, 2 practice questions and 2 self-check checklists. I will upload part 2 and part 3 a bit later.

    ** When awarding marks, do remember that the expected performance level for Paper 2, Part 1 is A2. They’re not expected to come up with colourful idioms or flowery expressions at this level.

    Download or view the file below:

    SPM Mini Writing Module Part 1 (9181 downloads)

  • SPM Paper 1 Directed Writing,  Writing Tips

    SPM English 1119 Focus on Directed Writing – Seminar Handouts

    Assalamualaikum and hello 😀 It’s now March and SPM is approaching fast. Before long, candidates are going to find themselves busy with extra classes, projects, seminars, workshops and frantic revision hours. I can’t remember how it was for me back in 2004 but I definitely remember crying tears of stress along the way LOL. I hope the younger generations have it better. Information is abundance today, unlike then. Broadband was a luxury. Narrowband was all we had until much, much later.

    This morning, I was given the opportunity to conduct a two-hour long seminar at Damaisari Tawang, Bachok for SPM candidates from  SMK Dato’ Mahmud Paduka Raja (2). Thumbs up to the organising committee for choosing such a conducive venue! The seminar hall was massive! Since I prefer workshops where students are more actively involved, I struggled internally at first with what to say. I mean, I have so much to say 😆 Adjustments had to be made since I decided to focus on writing only. Feel free to click on the links below to download some handouts.

    Download: Directed Writing (DW) Format Recap for Quick Revision (2562 downloads)
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    Download:  Introduction to the English 1119 Paper and Quick Tips (1843 downloads)
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    I went into continuous writing for a bit but we didn’t spend too long due to time restraint. We did discuss the figurative language/ narrative styles a bit. Here’s what we covered:

    Download:  Writing Tips - Tell versus Show (1666 downloads)
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    Thanks for the opportunity! I hope they got something from my short visit. Good luck for UP1, too 😀