Comprehension Passages and Composition Writing (Primary 5 and 6)

Learning Objectives

  • To guide and introduce students into the academic realm of reading comprehension and composition writing in an engaging yet relaxed manner.
  • To strengthen students’ reading and composition writing capabilities by equipping them with various reading and writing techniques.
  • To add colour and simplify the mostly commonly feared areas of composition writing and reading comprehension.
  • To ensure students are fully prepared to excel for their PSLE.

Programme Outline

Topic/Picture-based Composition

  • Introduce exam format and procedure
  • Two common problems students faced when writing compositions are a perceived lack of capability and insufficient vocabulary. This proramme will introduce students to simple writing techniques that will enable them to write compelling yet imaginative pieces.
  • How to write an introduction and conclusion
    -  Utilise the 'Link 6 Essentials' method
    -  Use constructive words and sentences

Reading Comprehension 

Analyse passages, writing styles and pinpoint answers from within

  • Narrative Style: Pinpoint the 6 key essentials of the passage
  • Conclusive Style: Summarise the main idea and conclusion of the passage by making an informed assessment of the topic and  methods o expression employed
  • Insightful Style: Grasp the outline of the passage, analyse the main points made, understand the writer's argument and intention

Methods to enhance students' analytical prowess

  • The 'Seeking Out' method
  • The 'Spot the Links' method
  • The 'Compare & Contrast' method
  • The 'Explorative' method

Use questions to highlight the main ideas

  • Sum up the passage
  • Grasp key concepts and points while reading 
Date: 03 Jan 2015 – 15 Nov 2015
Target Audience: 11 to 12 years old
Language Medium: Mandarin
Number of Sessions: 10 Sessions per Term
Venue Confucius Institute, NTU, 11 Slim Barracks Rise, NTU@one-north campus, Executive Centre, #08-01 Singapore 138664 (Near Buona Vista MRT)
Closing Date: 22 Dec 2014

10% Discount for NTU Affiliates

  • NTU Staff, NTU Alumni Club Members, NTU & NIE Alumni
  • Registration at Counter Only to enjoy discount
  • To present Member card upon payment
Contact Person: Lee Xuan / Ashley
Tel:6514 1398/6514 1061
Fax:6779 7859
  • For new applicants, a one-time non refundable registration fee of $53.30 is payable
  • Registration fee is inclusive of 7%GST



Term 1-4 (2015)
Please contact us for the Programme Fees.

Level Day Timeslot
Primary 5 Thursday 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Saturday 11:30am - 1.30pm
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Sunday 11.30am - 1.30pm
Primary 6 Thursday 4:30pm - 6:30pm

11:30am - 1:30pm
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Sunday 11:30am - 1:30pm
Primary 5 & 6 (Higher Chinese) Thursday  4:30pm - 6:30pm
Saturday  11:30am - 1:30pm 
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Sunday 11:30am - 1:30pm (Limited Placements)


Registration Form 2015

Programme Schedule 2015

Programme Calendar 2015

Please contact the person in charge to check on the status of programme/availability of seats.