Past Program

Writing Foundation 1: Animal Stories

 Students were taught:

  • information about different animals around the world
  • brainstorming and outlining stories
  • parts of a story (introduction, development, resolution)
  • editing skills
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Program:
Writing Foundation

Claudia Woo

1, GSIS

Writing Enrichment 2: Setting Sketches

Students were taught: 

  • Describing a place using vivid details based on the five senses
  • Connecting the description of a place to memories and personal significance
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Program:
Writing Enrichment

Jonathan Cheng

8, CIS

Journeys: What do I learn from different kinds of journeys?

Journeys: What do I learn from different kinds of journeys?

Program:
Kindergarten Topical

Audrey Lin

Y3, CCKG

Writing Foundation: Descriptive Writing

The students were taught:

  • Techniques for Descriptive writing: Adjectives, Similes, Descriptive words, Sentence Variety, Adding details
  • How to start an essay with a “hook”
  • The structure of an essay and the components for each paragraph
  • Different ways to elaborate an essay (use descriptive details, use your five senses, use personal stories) 
Writing Foundation: Descriptive Writing
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Program:
Writing Foundation

Lucas Zheng

P3, Kiangsu & Chekiang

Writing Foundation 0: Animal Narratives

Students were taught:

  • Facts about animals in a variety on ecosystems
  • The definition of a narrative
  • Outlining the beginning, middle and end of a story
  • How to use the past tense in narratives
  • How to use dialogue in a story
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Program:
Writing Foundation

Audrey Lin

Finished K3, CCKG

Writing Foundation: Fables

Students were taught:

  • Techniques for writing a fable: personification, sentence transition, adding dialogues, synonyms of "said", different sentence structures
  • Components of a table: animal characters, setting, story, structure, moral
  • Editing skills: capitalization, punctuation, commas, speech marks, spelling
Writing Foundation: Fables
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Program:
Writing Foundation

Davis Cheng

Y4, CIS

Writing Foundation: Narrative

Students were taught:

  • Techniques of narrative writing: strong verbs, exciting sentence starters, 5 ways to introduce a story
  • Process of narrative writing: brainstorming, story map, outline, revising
  • Editing skills: improve weak phrases, action chains, punctuation, speech marks
Writing Foundation: Narrative
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Program:
Writing Foundation

Sean Meng

Y4, CIS

Writing Foundation: Descriptive Writing

Students were taught:

  • Techniques for Descriptive Writing: adjectives, similes, descriptive words, sentence variety adding details
  • How to start an essay with a "hook"
  • The structure of an essay and components of each paragraph
  • Different ways to eleborate an essay
Writing Foundation: Descriptive Writing
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Program:
Writing Foundation

Gloria Zhang

Peak School, Y5

Sociology of Deviance & Crime

In this class, students learned about the sociological theories for why crime exists in society. They also learned that crimes are not necessarily deviant, and acts of deviance are not necessarily criminal. Students also participated in a debate, in which they analyzed several case studies and defended the innocence of their respective defendants.

Program:
History

World Issues

Students engaged in deep discussion regarding several world issues, most notably animal poaching, institutionalized racism, and global warming. Each student was given the opportunity to present their ideas on how to solve these issues. They quickly learned that not all issues are easily solved, and this often result in students disagreeing or arguing with each other. The point of the class was to show that no one person can solve all of the world's problem, and that the best solution is for everyone to come together and engage in open discussion. Sometimes, it's not about finding the right answer, but the best answer.

World Issues

Program:
History