Literature 2015

Hi teachers,

I am in progress of completing the notes on Tanjung Rhu, Leaving and The Living Photograph. I am partially done with ‘The Charge of the Light Brigade’. Happy teaching 🙂

Hello teachers!! New literature text for 2015 (Form4 – 5)

These are the new texts that we are going to use for next year:
Form 4 – 5

i. A Poison Tree – Selected by : Pie Corbett and Valerie Bloom

* Selected poems:
1. Living Photograph – Jackie Kay
2. Charge of the Light Brigade – Tennyson

1. A Poison Tree – William Blake
2. What Happened to Lulu? – Charles Causley

i. Leaving No Footprint – Stories from Asia Retold by Kay West
ii. Changing their skies – Stories from Africa

i. Five Short Plays – Oxford University Press

FORM 5 (starting 2016)
i. Dear Mr Kilmer – Anne Schraff
ii. Captain Nobody – Dean Pitchford
iii. Sing To The Dawn – Minfong Ho

Good Luck to All SPM Candidates 2013

Good Luck to All SPM Candidates 2013

SPM – English Language 1119/2 – Additional Notes to answer question 33

The form 5 students are taking the SPM examination. Here, I would like to add some extra notes regarding Question 33. Please note that this is only applicable for students who are doing the novel entitled ‘Step by Wicked Step’. Good luck!!

1.Richard Clayton Harwick – running away from home
-mother dies of broken heart
-Sacrifices of an innocent life – Charlotte Harwick vs Charles Devere
-Ruins his own family – Mr  Coldstone gets angry as money slips away steadily. Richard comes back home to an empty, silent hall

 2. Colin – when he and his mother leave Jack and their apartment for good

– Has to move to a new school with new friends  – does not have friends

-Colin has to work to earn money – does 3 paper rounds, accept money over Christmas presents and birthday presents
-Misses Jack a lot and it makes him stay awake late at night memorising his good time with Jack
1.One should make a wise decision – Richard

i. mother dies of broken heart

ii. Sacrifices of an innocent life – Charlotte Harwick vs  Charles Devere

iii. Ruins his own family – Mr Coldstone gets angry as money slips away steadily. Richard comes back home to an empty, silent hall

 2. One should be determined when wanting something – Colin

i.Writng letter to Jack, keeps it as  a secret in case mother knows and throws it away  (even though he doubts Jack still lives there)
ii.Has to work extra to earn money
iii.Determined to go out when he is big enough and when the money is enough to find Jack

1. Colin – misses his father Jack very much

i.Writes letter
ii.Works part time
iii.Waits patiently – until the money is enough and he is big enough

 2. Pixie – wants her room by herself

i.Ghost story
ii.Semi-silent treatment
iii.Aks Hetty many Mathematics questions
1.Family problems
-Richard hates his stepfather
-Pixie cannot tolerate with her step sisters
-Colin cannot help but missing his step father Jack


2. A divorce affects children the most

-Claudia cannot decide whom she would side when her parents divorce.
-Richard cannot accept Mr Coldstone as his step father as he loves his father
-Colin misses his step father a lot


3. Toleration among family members leads to a happy family

-Claudia shows off the green pyjamas to Dad’s friends during dinner
-Pixies socialises more with her new family
-Robbo manages to convince everyone that Callie needs to stay away from The Beard, Roy,  and Mum accepts the fact that the family members cannot get along together 

Helpful Vocabulary

Do you have problems when teaching writing? Or as a student, do you face problems of writing a good and interesting essay? As a teacher, I always have problems of sustaining my interest when reading one. So, I have made a conclusion that my students are facing several problems when it comes to writing. Here is the list:

1. Lack of vocabulary

2. Lack of reading / no idea

3. Grammatical errors

4. Story is monotonous, no interesting part.

5. Vocabulary used is not precise.

And the list goes on. So, today I have decided to add a new topic which is writing. And I am going to start by providing helpful vocabulary. Check this out! 🙂

How to download the teaching aid?

Welcome everyone! I have been asked many times to email the teaching materials. It is not possible as the files are big. Even if I use the ‘Send It’ application, it is impossible. If you want to download the materials, I have uploaded them using Take some time to register and you have access to many information! Remember, you have to register before you can download them.

Happy teaching to all  teachers and happy studying to all  students 🙂

How to answer question 33?

Different teachers will have different approaches as in how to answer question 33 of the novel. However, I usually teach my students a certain way to approach the question step by step. You can read about my approach here.. ‎

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Catch Us If You Can

Thanks to Pn Fadillah Bukil from SMK Mahsuri, you can download the BKP KPM notes on the novel ‘Catch Us If You Can’.


Good News!!

Dear visitors,

I’ve changed the link of the materials and handouts. Insya Allah, this time you will have no trouble in downloading it. You can sign in even using your Facebook account. Happy downloading 🙂

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