Tuesday 20 January 2015


AA Parents,

Inshalla all is well. I wanted to take this time to kindly remind parents that students have spelling homework every week! I give the students a whole week plus the weekend to complete the spelling lesson and study for the spelling test. However, many of the students come back to school with this homework incomplete. Students are given plenty of time (6+ days) to complete three pages from their spelling spectrum book. Please help your child manage his/her time accordingly. Encourage your child to do one page everyday or every other day (instead of keeping everything to the last minute). There is a spelling test every Monday!

Topics we have covered in spelling:
Short and long vowel sounds 
Words with final double consonants 
Words with final /le/ sound
Words ending with the -ed and -ing 
words with /oi/ /ou/ /o/ sound 

In the meantime, we are still exploring fables! 


The students are required to read passages and answer multiple choice and long answers. They are also required to write proper paragraphs on a given topic (i.e. Which method of transportation is the best form).

There are two kinds of writing. One tells a story and has a beginning, middle and end. The other gives information that has an introduction, body and a conclusion. The key to success for either type of writing is to have a plan that will tell about the topic (or a web). A great planner treasures writing out the sketch first by starting with a topic sentence or main thought. Next, he has to write or outline the reason(s) or fact(s) followed by examples as explanations. Finally, he writes the conclusion, which usually restates the topic sentence and becomes the ending paragraph or thought.
Here is a guide for your child to follow for writing a winning story or paragraph.
Writing Checklist for Success
  • Write a topic sentence
  • Sketch out ideas-reasons
  • Give details and examples (examples (proof) from the text)
  • Draft
  • Reread and make corrections
  • Edit: Check for transitional words, capital letters, punctuation, spelling
  • Revise: Stayed on topic and have a concluding statement
  • Proofread
  • Final copy

Tip: The more your child reads, the better his/her writing skills will be. The more a child writes, the better he/she will read.

Please check out the links below. You can practice with your child and correct their work. 

Language Link