Paper 1 -Composition Writing


Master the Paper 1 Composition Writing section with Explico's 10 step approach and learn the vital skills and how to plan and write your story according to the PSLE A* guidelines!

5 minutes: Tutor to introduce himself/herself, take attendance and outline the objectives of the lesson, which are:

  1. Learning 10 skills required to write a narrative composition.
  2. Completing exercises during class time.
  3. Completing a 2 paragraph write-up at the end of the session
15 minutes:  Skill 1: Story Starters

Students will be taught the various ways they can start a story in their introduction

15 minutes: Story Starter Exercise

Students will try exercises on Story Starters and these will be gone through in class.

15 minutes: Skill 2- The use of speech

Students will be taught how to use speech and dialogue in their writing. They will learn to incorporate speech and verb tags in their dialogue.

15 minutes: The use of speech Exercise

Students will complete exercises in class on the use of speech and these will be gone through.

15 minutes: Writing – Students will complete 2 paragraphs during class time and submit their work.

15 minutes: Tutor will give the students a break

15 minutes: Skill 3 – Onomatopoeia

Students will learn what onomatopoeia is and how to effectively use them in their writing.

15 minutes: Onomatopoeia Exercise

Students will complete a short exercise on onomatopoeia and this will be gone through.

15 minutes: Skill 4: Sentence Structure

Students will be taught the basics of using different and varied sentence structure to spruce up their writing.

15 minutes: Sentence Structure Exercise

Students will try exercises on using different sentence structures as a class.

15 minutes: Skill 5 - Story plan

Students will be taught how to outline and plan their story based on the Topic of the Day.

10 minutes:  Planning your Story

Students will plan their stories based on the given topic

5 minutes: Tutor will debrief students and provide a model composition for the story.

Eva Rene Jay

Professional Teacher, B.A. Communication and Class Valedictorian (University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, 2006-2009), Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (London Teacher Training College, 2010 - 2011), Diploma in Education (National Institute of Education, 2005)

Eva is a passionate teacher who strongly believes in every single student under her care. She knows that with the right guidance and techniques, every child can excel at a language.

Over the past decade, Eva has worked with students from ages 6 to 60, to help them with their language skills and examinations. Eva has gained a vast range of knowledge and experience from students of all walks of life and from institutions with varied academic profiles. Her diverse teaching experience has given her the skills required to help her students ace a large variety of national and international examinations and assessments (PSLE, O levels, A levels, AEIS, Olympiad, WSG Workplace English Literacy Assessments, etc).

Eva is a constant advocate of the precious nature of time, and she ensures that no time is wasted with her. She goes above and beyond for her students and the can be felt by them, both in and out of her classroom. A firm, yet kind teacher, Eva always delivers her promise of ensuring the best for her students.

She has worked at several international and local schools in Singapore, Workforce Singapore, British Council, and English educational institutions in the Middle-East and has over 15 years of English teaching experience.