How to answer question 33?

As I have mentioned earlier, there are many ways to answer this question 33 of the novel. With different students, teachers have different approaches. As for me, I always teach my students steps to answer this question.

Step 1 : Read the question carefully.

Step 2 : Underline the key words (ex : characters, moral values e.t.c) – This part is vital as the students need to determine whether it is plural or singular

Step 3 : Find three main points

Step 4 : Draft your answer. The students must have 5 paragraphs

Paragraph 1 : Introduction (Direct answer to the question)

Paragraph 2 : Main Point 1 + Supporting details + Personal opinion

Paragraph 3 : Main Point 2 + Supporting details + Personal opinion

Paragraph 4 : Main Point 3 + Supporting details + Personal opinion

Paragraph 5 : Conclusion (Restatement of the direct answer + all the main points)

7 Comments »

  1. suzana b Said:

    Thank you for sharing this Zahuren. But I believe this approach will always work best for good or at least the aversge ones. I am teaching a very weak classnext year. Do you believe this will work for them too?

    • zahuren Said:

      I believe this works for good or at least average students. This could be a problem to those who do not even understand the question. However, if you are teaching those weak ones, i believe they should at least understand 5 key phrases which are important character, moral value, theme, important event and important decision. This is because, these 5 are the answer to any question 33. This is only my opinion and it may or may not work with your students. However you know your students best and i believe you can adopt and adapt any ways which you think work for them🙂 gud luck!

      • newtolist Said:

        Do you have any notes/powerpoint slides for the novel “catch us if you can”? My email is limreka@yahoo.com.
        Many thanks

      • zahuren Said:

        I do have the ppt.By the way, most probably you are teaching in Johor, right? Click here http://www.slideshare.net/zahuren/the-curse and try to download. Please register first to enable you to download the notes and other stuffs🙂

      • R'Atie Yahya Said:

        hello, do u have the ppt for Catch us if you can? I am an English teacher from Kelantan and teaching the weaker class.

      • zahuren Said:

        Hey there! I don’t think I have the ppt fir Catch Us If You Can…but I will upload it if I can get it🙂

  2. wow that fantastic baby


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