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ENGLISH LITERATURE & WRITING

Critical Thinking & Creativity

English Literature

Students will be introduced to the joys and skills required in English literary studies. Students will examine a variety of texts and genres, including novels, short stories, drama, and poetry, together with contemporary techniques for reading them. This course will cultivate students' skills in literary and critical analysis, research, writing and presentation.

Content will include but not limited to...

Primary 4

Ratatouille (movie appreciation)

Ratburger by David Walliams 

Primary 5

Zootopia (movie appreciation)

Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo 

Primary 6

Matilda by Roald Dahl

BFG by Roald Dahl (movie appreciation)

Literature Writing

Writing tasks and activities based on different texts:

- Compare and contrast of characters

- Writing from different perspectives (letter/journal)

- Characterization

- Using different poetic device

- Summary and reflection

- New story ending 

Creative Writing

After sessions of scaffolding, students will be able to write different text types (narrative & expository)
with a variety of writing skills (show, don't tell, imagery, simile and so on)