3 Tips on Using the Picture in Your Composition!

Welcome back! I am Mr Joel, an English teacher at Lil’ but Mighty.

This video is an extension of the blog post I shared previously about how we can select the best picture to use, based on our experiences and the vocabulary that we have, and on previous stories we may have come across before. If you haven’t read that blog post yet, you can do so here.

In this video, I will be giving you 3 tips on how you can use the picture you have selected meaningfully in your composition. To help you understand this better, I will be providing you with a few examples too.

 


THIS COURSE WILL BE HELPFUL IF YOUR CHILD’S STORIES…

  1. have an overly simple problem with only one main character

  2. do not have an introduction or build-up that is relevant to the problem

  3. have events that happen too suddenly without a build-up

  4. lack depth e.g.
    A boy went to the pool to swim and fell down
    vs
    A boy went to the pool to practise for a competition. He fell down because he was chasing after his rival who snatched his goggles. Hence, he was unable to take part in the competition.

  5. tend to be filled with gaps that leave readers baffled

  6. lack a problem/ conflict or have a problem that does not have depth

  7. lack a plan or have an overly simplified plan which does not help with the flow of the story

Mr. Joel

As a teacher, Mr. Joel believes in nurturing independent learners. He hopes to be able to impart his love for English and particularly, writing, to his students by ensuring that the classroom is a safe space where students can come to learn. Learning should be fun and enjoyable! With that in mind, Mr. Joel believes that every student can excel, and he looks forward to helping his students achieve their best in his classes!

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