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The teaching toolkit, entitled “I can write ‘what I see’ and ‘what I think’—scaffolding instructions for picture composition writing”, is a product of collaborative school-based research by Singapore Centre for Chinese Language, Concord Primary School and De La Salle School. It provides teachers with supplementary materials for Chinese composition writing lessons, and can be used in a school-based curriculum.
Designed for teaching picture composition writing in Primary 3 and 4 classes, the toolkit aims to assist students with the scaffolding teaching model and help them overcome the limitations of paucity of ideas and lack of coherence in writing. It comprises 8 units, complete with lesson plans, worksheets and PowerPoint slides. In addition, the chapters on scaffolding instruction theory and the toolkit’s overall design equip teachers with a better understanding of the principles behind the toolkit. All the lesson plans have been experimented in schools with sound students’ performance and are well received by teachers. This is a very handy toolkit for middle primary Chinese language teachers.