Teaching text types in the Singapore Primary Classroom covers texts for academic and functional purposes which prepare pupils for the pragmatic use of language in everyday life. It also offers texts that demonstrate creative and personal expression, which will help to spark passion for reading in young learners.
This book provides teachers with useful information for teaching the different types of texts as spelt out in the English Language Syllabus 2001 and 2010. Presented in a user-friendly manner, the chapters include characteristics of the different types of texts, numerous interesting examples, and suggested (oral and listening, reading and writing) activities to help reinforce pupils grasp of each type of text.
Although the book is primarily targeted at teachers, the invaluable bibliography located at the end of each chapter will also be useful to parents for them to immerse their children in different genres / text types.
Table of Contents:
How do Use This Book
Summary of Features (Fiction)
Summary of Features (Non-Fiction)
Part I: Texts for Creative and Personal Expression
Chapter 1 Fairy Tales
Chapter 2 Fractured Fairy Tales
Chapter 3 Fables
Chapter 4 Myths
Chapter 5 Legends
Chapter 6 Fantasy
Chapter 7 Pourquoi Tales
Chapter 8 Tall Tales
Chapter 9 Contemporary Realistic Fiction (CRF)
Chapter 10 Historical Fiction
Chapter 11 Poetry
Part II: Texts for Academic and Functional Purposes
Chapter 12 Procedural Texts
Chapter 13 Recounts
Chapter 14 Information Reports
Chapter 15 Explanation
Chapter 16 Exposition
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Ruth Wong Yeang Lam is an Associate Professor at the English Language and Literature Academic Group, NIE. She specialises in methodology courses on teaching English at the primary level. She is particularly interested in literacy issues, especially in the areas of learning how to read and write for non-native speakers of English. Extremely passionate about teaching, she has been the three-time recipient of the Best Teacher of the Year Nanyang Award. The teachers she train remember her for her mantra to make language learning meaningful and fun for our primary school pupils. She believes strongly in the power of reading, and indulges in the collection of children's books as a hobby.
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