Creative Writing for Primary School Students

Learn how to write narrative essays that will impress your teachers and help you ace your examinations!
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  • Lectures 51
  • Length 2 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 5/2015 English

Course Description

This is the first and only online Essay Writing Course catered to Primary and Lower Secondary school students of Singapore.

This course will teach you how to write a proper Narrative Essay to score good grades for your essay writing examinations. This course is open to Primary / Elementary or Secondary / Middle School students. Parents who wish to tutor their child in Narrative Essay writing can also learn from this course.

The techniques taught in this course have been successfully applied by students, (especially those who need to take PSLE exams in Singapore), and they have all seen a remarkable improvement in their grades. The essay writing techniques taught here are simple, effective and easy to apply.

If you have any questions, you can post questions onto the discussion board of the course and he will answer them there.

In this course, you will learn the following:

- How to tackle the new PSLE Format

- Avoid common mistakes and clichés made by other students

- Planning your essay ( breaking your essay up into 4 parts, what are the key points to consider when planning each part of your essay.)

-How to write 5 different kinds of Introduction ( Easy to learn and apply!)

- Building suspense (Breaking up sequences, Dropping hints, Character's reactions).

- Writing the most exciting part of your story ( Describe the Climatic moment)

- Additional Complications ( Make the Problem or Conflict worse!)

- Proper paragraphing

- How to give detailed descriptions ( Slow-motion, 5 senses.)

- Resolving the Conflict / Problem ( Keeping it simple and logical, other ideas)

- Give a satisfying ending (Tying up loose ends, Reflections, Future plans)

After going through the lessons, you will be able to write beautiful essays that will impress your teachers or examiners. All you need to do is just apply the simple techniques taught in this course!

What are the requirements?

  • Students should be able to understand English

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Plan for an essay by breaking it down into 4 parts
  • Write 5 different kinds of Introduction
  • Create suspense and build the story up to a climatic moment
  • Resolve the conflict and give a satisfying ending
  • Avoid all common mistakes made by other students

Who is the target audience?

  • Primary School Students
  • Elementary School Students
  • Lower Secondary School Students (Sec 1 - 2)
  • Middle School Students (Lower levels)
  • Parents who wish to tutor their child in writing essays

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Is this course for me?

This course is created for students who do lots of composition writing. It will benefit Primary/Elementary School Students. If you are taking PSLE, this course will be useful for you as well!

For parents, you can sign up for this course on behalf with your child and let them watch all the lessons.

Section 2: Planning for Your Essay

- The importance of Planning


- The benefits of planning for your essay.


- Common essay themes normally found in Primary School / PSLE essays


Break your essay up into 4 parts

- Introduction

- Conflict/Problem

- Resolution

- Conclusion.


Planning for Introduction

- Setting


- Timeframe


Planning for Conflict/Problem

- Make the conflict/problem worse!


Planning for your Resolution


Planning for your Conclusion


Some points to take note of when you are planning for your essay.


How to tackle the new PSLE Format as of year 2015.

- Approach each theme by considering a problem / conflict related to the theme.

- Without problems / conflicts in your story, your essay will be very bland.

4 questions

Some questions on Planning for your Essay

Section 3: Writing an Introduction

- The importance of the introduction.

- The purpose / objectives of an introduction.


You DO NOT want to write these cliches!


- Highlighting 5 different ways to start an essay


How to write an introduction using Description


- Character(s)

Description - an Example

- How to give a reason(s)

- an example


Another example using Give a Reason


How to write a flashback

- Trigger

- Do not reveal too much!


- Examining the breakdown of using Flashback.

- Selecting the appropriate Flashback


An example of Flashback


How to write an essay using Into the Action.


An example using Into the Action.


-Introduction using Dialogue

- Mix and Match


Summary and recap of How to Write an Introduction

5 questions

A quick quiz to test you on the key points of writing an Introduction.

Section 4: Conflict/Problem

Some points to take note of when attempting a Build Up to the Conflict/Problem.


-Breaking up a sequence of events

- Dropping hints

- Reactions

- Creating tension


An example of Build Up to the Conflict


What to take note of when describing the most exciting part of your essay.


An example of a detailed, slow-motion description.


- Make the problem worse

- Keep it Logical!


- Summary of how to write the conflict/problem of your essay

3 questions

A quiz to test your understanding on how to write the Conflict / Problem

Section 5: Words and Sentence Structure

Choose the right words for the right situations. Every word has its own nuances and special meaning. Using the right word for the appropriate setting will have a greater impact on the reader. It will also better portray the message you are trying to convey.


Different words that describe emotion carry varying degrees of the stated emotion.



contented < happy

contented > satisfied.

Instead of using 'weak' words like happy or sad, try using more specific or stronger words to convey the character's emotions.


Certain words have positive or negative connotations attached to them. Understand and consider these connotations when using the words.


Certain words have positive or negative connotations attached to them. Understand and consider these connotations when using the words.


Be aware of your own writing and avoid repetition of nouns, verbs, adjectives or adverbs. Think of synonyms or antonym phrases if you need to restate a similar word or phrase.


Be aware of your sentence structures. Sentence structure variation will improve overall readability and ensure a smoother flow for your essay.

Section 6: Paragraphing

Objectives of Paragraphing


An example on how to paragraph.

1 question

Just one question to test your understanding on paragraphing.

Section 7: Resolution - Solve the Problem/Conflict

Points to take note of when writing a Resolution.


An example of a Resolution

1 question

One quick question to test your understanding of writing a Resolution

Section 8: Conclusion - End it well

-How to write a conclusion


An example of a Conclusion


Additional guidelines for Conclusion

2 questions

Some questions to test your understanding on writing a Conclusion.

Section 9: A Final Review

Recap all that you have learnt so far

Section 10: Extra Course Notes
4 pages

These mistakes made in Essay Writing will probably resonate with most of you...

3 Tips to Boost Your Essay Marks
5 pages
3 pages

Take a look at the following written dialogues to see if you can spot the mistakes. Answers are on the 2nd page onwards.

Section 11: Practice Tests
Practice Essay 1
1 page
Practice Essay 2
1 page

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Instructor Biography

Mr Jerry Lee, English Tutor, Writer, Director of Intellicat Tuition School

I am the Director of Intellicat Tuition School, Singapore. I graduated from Nanyang Technological University with a Bachelors of Engineering. I have been teaching English for more than 5 years. My key specialties are in Essay Writing - Narrative, Expository, Argumentative / Persuasive. I also specialise in Grammar, Synthesis and Transformation, Comprehension.

I currently have about 100 students attending my English and creative writing classes. I teach students of all levels: (Primary, Secondary, Junior College, Elementary, Middle School, High School.) 80% of my students who attend my Creative Writing course score top marks for their essays when they return to their respective classes in school.

I believe in using online education / online courses to reach out to more students. Online Courses also allows students to learn at their own pace and in the comfort of their homes. I am passionate about teaching students how to write beautiful, compelling and easy-to-read essays.

Feel free to message me if you need help in English or Essay Writing

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