Since we were on the topic of teaching English, I thought I'd show an example of a journal entry. This was one written by Lesley-Anne last year.
I got a new bunk bed yesterday and since I was older, I got the top bunk.
How interesting it is to be able to see my room from a birds eye-view. It was exciting thinking about all the things I can do up there.
Only there is 1 disadvantage. I may knock my head on the ceiling. My brother has the same disadvantage. That is knocking his head on the wooden block holding my materess!
Journal entries are typically very short as they're written in a small notebook (you know, the small blue one all Singapore schools have been using for decades). It's just for the kids to express their thoughts or views on anything under the sun. As mentioned, grammar and spelling errors are not corrected and the teacher just writes a comment at the end of the entry.
In this instance, her teacher wrote this:
I think the casual tone and friendly interaction takes away the formality and usual stresses of writing, say a composition. This teacher gave particularly good comments, I felt, very personal and sometimes even constructive advice when sought.
Performing for Ghosts - Hungry Ghost month came & went. I don't miss the ashes flying about or watching out where I walk in case I trip over some offering. But I do look forward...
8 months ago