23 April 2018
Marine parade library
Ruth launched her book entitled ‘Coaching your Child to Ace Composition Writing: Mastering the 5W1H writing strategy’ at the Marine Parade Library. The launch aimed at introducing the use of the 5W1H questioning technique to schoolchildren for writing a composition e.g. a narrative. Students who participated in the event came from the neighbouring schools like Tao Nan, Ngee Ann, Telok Kurau Primary, Haig Girls’ Primary and PAP community kindergarten. Ruth selected a writing task familiar to the upper primary students of Singapore, with a three-picture composition prompt to illustrate the approach for writing with the 5W1H writing strategy, so as to create meaning and develop the narrative text. Before an audience of teachers and parents, students of the different schools collaborated as a group to form the ideal environment for composing the writing. After introducing also a rubric she had developed to assess students’ writing, Ruth was open to a Q&A session, which teachers and parents came forward to enquire enthusiastically on ways to help also the ‘low ability’ writers.
Ruth presented a talk at the Longlife Institute Library on the topic of ‘Support for Children’s Education’. Ruth elaborated on the importance of parents understanding of certain learning concepts that actually help children to become responsive learners. Among the scholars introduced are Jerome Bruner, Le Vygotsky, Edward Thorndike and John Flavell. Ruth made it very…READ MORE
Ruth presented a talk at the Longlife Institute Library on the topic of ‘Creative Writing’. A hands-on activity based on the askRuth methodology was offered to the attendees. The learning concepts of collaboration and metacognition explained were easily understood to help in the writing, by parents who attempted writing at least an introduction to narrative…READ MORE