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currymee
09-06-2011, 08:39 AM
This is an EXPERIMENTAL thread for parents in assisting each other in home tuitioning their children in BAHASA MALAYSIA (or BAHASA MELAYU).

As the learning of a language is FLUID, there are no fixed rules or ideas as to how this thread will turn out :D We can share and exchange ideas, materials, recommendations, methodologies, exercises, past year papers etc ... on how we can improve the learning of BM for the kids.

Let me start by saying that I am not advocating to replace school lessons or private tuitions BUT to provide a forum and support group for parents who are considering extra home-tuitioning for their children.

In addition, I am also not a school teacher. I am just another parent who can read and write :rolleyes:

currymee
09-06-2011, 09:23 AM
Malaysian Ministry of Education - Official BM Syllabus

Please go to this portal and click on the relevant document (if you are interested) to know what the children are supposedly to learn.

The reason why I am starting with syllabuses is to allow parents an idea/guideline/framework as to the "right track" to teach and what the children are supposed to master at each stage.


SUKATAN PELAJARAN BAHASA MALAYSIA

http://www.moe.gov.my/bpk/sp_hsp/b_melayu.htm

The forum does not allow for me to upload the files, so you have to follow the links and download the relevant documents that you like.

fongkimseng
09-06-2011, 09:57 AM
currymee,

You have my full support on this new thread :)

fongkimseng
09-06-2011, 10:00 AM
Malaysian Ministry of Education - Official BM Syllabus

Please go to this portal and click on the relevant document (if you are interested) to know what the children are supposedly to learn.

The reason why I am starting with syllabuses is to allow parents an idea/guideline/framework as to the "right track" to teach and what the children are supposed to master at each stage.


SUKATAN PELAJARAN BAHASA MALAYSIA

http://www.moe.gov.my/bpk/sp_hsp/b_melayu.htm

The forum does not allow for me to upload the files, so you have to follow the links and download the relevant documents that you like.

Yes, it is a good reference point to start although I have to warn parents, it is dry and boring to read :p

currymee
09-06-2011, 02:38 PM
Let me kick-start the Q&A by asking something simple :p :

Is "Internet" - a name am or nama khas in BM?

What I mean is that do you spell it as internet (nama am) or Internet (nama khas - uppercase "I") ?

I asked as my understanding is that it is a nama khas - "I" but Lick Hung BM teachers seem to think that it is spelt with "i", and my son has been losing marks as a result but I continue to insist for him to write it with "I" and I am prepared to take the "loss" :rolleyes:

akiyoshi
09-06-2011, 04:03 PM
Wah, your simple question is very tough leh !

I honestly do not know.
I think as long as it is not spelt with capital in English, then likewise in BM, no ?
Even so, in English it is sometimes capital I, sometimes lowercase.

Wah, primary school students have to dwell in such headache questions ?

Rhiga
09-06-2011, 04:18 PM
Bro,

Yup, Internet is nama khas...

A quick check in the local Malay daily shows the word always appears in big I..

currymee
09-06-2011, 06:16 PM
Bro,

Yup, Internet is nama khas...

A quick check in the local Malay daily shows the word always appears in big I..

Thanks Bro,

Now I just have to sum up the courage to go and tell my son's BM teachers, they screwed up !!! :p :D :D (I hope they are reading so they may change without me having to the dirty job ;) :rolleyes: !!)

currymee
10-06-2011, 08:39 AM
BAHASA MALAYSIA Books

After much "experimenting" and trying this and that, I have narrowed down the type of workbooks/guidebooks that I used to teach BM to my son.

Note: Most of the BM books that I use are for Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) for LONG TERM development.

When I use SJKC version books, they are targeted just for Lick Hung school exams.

The BM level for SK is deeper and much more comprehensive than SJKC. SK BM is like one year ahead of SJKC BM. I am targetting for my son to have strong solid BM within the next 2 years.


PEMAHAMAN

I have finally settled down to those little brown exercise books type of workbooks for PEMAHAMAN. They are not only more effective but cheaper and relevant than bigger more expensive colourful workbooks. :p

The one I like best is the one:
1) "Buku Rampaian Pemahaman" - Cemerlang Publications (SK version)

PENULISAN

I have also narrowed down to:

1) "Buku Rampaian Penulisan" - Cemerlang (SK version)
2) "Proficient Cemerlang Penulisan" - Cemerlang (SJKC version)
3) "Lathian Penulisan Bahasa Malaysia" - Potensi (SJKC version)

TATBAHASA/SISTEM BAHASA

I have narrowed down to:

1) "Buku Rampaian Sustem Bahasa" - Cemerlang (SK version)
2) "Latihan Pengukuhan Topikal Tatabahasa" - Siswasiswi Publishing (SK version)


COMBINED BOOKS (All 3 sections above combined into 1 book)

I have narrowed down to:

1) "Buku Rampaian Sistem Bahasa" - Cemerlang (SK version)
2) "Buku Latihan Bahasa Malaysia" (brown exercise book type) - Sasbadi (SK version)
3) "Smart Practice Bahasa Malaysia SJK" - Oxford Fajar (SJKC Version)


Where to buy ?

Well, I got all of them from CASAMAC (SS19) between Sri Melur and Sports Toto.

(Note: I have no financial interest whatsoever in this bookshop except for the discount card - it is one of my favourite bookshop (for school revision books) together with BIG Bookstore (Taipan) for its comprehensive range)

currymee
10-06-2011, 09:13 AM
Methodology - currymee's way

This one is slightly tricky due to deeper level of difficulty in SK BM vocabulary and explanation required.

So, I READ with my son first before he tries the questions.

I rotate DAILY - 1st day - Pemahaman, 2nd day - Penulisan, 3rd day - Tatabahasa, 4 day - Combined and then repeat again.

It roughly takes 30 minutes as well - so combine with English 30 mins - so, it is AN HOUR per day for both subjects .... the secret is to do it DAILY !!

So, try and set some REGULAR time aside daily for the children and yourself IF you want to try home-tuition. Apart from learning, you will find that your bonding with the children also increases !! :)

maxout
10-06-2011, 02:29 PM
Maxout - way

Although my children do not use the Sekolah Kebangsaan workbooks, I found that immediate revision of the daily school work to be effective for them so far.

After that, about a week or two before the exams, they just go through the extra SJKC workbooks (mainly Tunas Pelangi and EPH - bought from Popular) and school exercises again.

fongkimseng
12-06-2011, 08:36 AM
BAHASA MALAYSIA Books

After much "experimenting" and trying this and that, I have narrowed down the type of workbooks/guidebooks that I used to teach BM to my son.

Note: Most of the BM books that I use are for Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) for LONG TERM development.

When I use SJKC version books, they are targeted just for Lick Hung school exams.

The BM level for SK is deeper and much more comprehensive than SJKC. SK BM is like one year ahead of SJKC BM. I am targetting for my son to have strong solid BM within the next 2 years.


PEMAHAMAN

I have finally settled down to those little brown exercise books type of workbooks for PEMAHAMAN. They are not only more effective but cheaper and relevant than bigger more expensive colourful workbooks. :p

The one I like best is the one:
1) "Buku Rampaian Pemahaman" - Cemerlang Publications (SK version)

PENULISAN

I have also narrowed down to:

1) "Buku Rampaian Penulisan" - Cemerlang (SK version)
2) "Proficient Cemerlang Penulisan" - Cemerlang (SJKC version)
3) "Lathian Penulisan Bahasa Malaysia" - Potensi (SJKC version)

TATBAHASA/SISTEM BAHASA

I have narrowed down to:

1) "Buku Rampaian Sustem Bahasa" - Cemerlang (SK version)
2) "Latihan Pengukuhan Topikal Tatabahasa" - Siswasiswi Publishing (SK version)


COMBINED BOOKS (All 3 sections above combined into 1 book)

I have narrowed down to:

1) "Buku Rampaian Sistem Bahasa" - Cemerlang (SK version)
2) "Buku Latihan Bahasa Malaysia" (brown exercise book type) - Sasbadi (SK version)
3) "Smart Practice Bahasa Malaysia SJK" - Oxford Fajar (SJKC Version)


Where to buy ?

Well, I got all of them from CASAMAC (SS19) between Sri Melur and Sports Toto.

(Note: I have no financial interest whatsoever in this bookshop except for the discount card - it is one of my favourite bookshop (for school revision books) together with BIG Bookstore (Taipan) for its comprehensive range)

Wow, you are very systematic in pedagogy - you sure you are not a school teacher in disguise ? :rolleyes: :p

currymee
13-06-2011, 07:51 AM
Wow, you are very systematic in pedagogy - you sure you are not a school teacher in disguise ? :rolleyes: :p

Hahhaha .... I can assure you that I am not.

However, I have the benefit of having a lot discussions with the KL SJKC teachers during the recent school holidays that some of their ideas and thinking may have rub off on me.

Naka
13-06-2011, 08:13 AM
Like English, one of the best ways to learn BM is to read lots of BM books.

cupofcoffee
14-06-2011, 07:59 AM
I use workbooks a lot to help my son improve his BM - he has to do a couple of pages daily.

I was told that one of the best series of BM workbooks is the one by SASBADI for Sekolah Kebangsaan, but I have not check them out yet.

currymee
14-06-2011, 08:55 AM
I use workbooks a lot to help my son improve his BM - he has to do a couple of pages daily.

I was told that one of the best series of BM workbooks is the one by SASBADI for Sekolah Kebangsaan, but I have not check them out yet.

When it comes to BM, do work out a systematic plan to home-tutor, while using workbooks are a useful aid, you may need to pay attention when it comes to teaching them the rules and nuances of using IMBUHANS ... that is a well-known "killer" as I was informed by senior parents :eek: .

Rhiga
14-06-2011, 11:26 AM
Bro,

I am 100% sure you are doing the right thing and definitely on the right track to lay a good foundation for the subjects of BM & English..

Your revision methods, the choice of books and syllabus show you have covered a wide spectrum of the elements in laying a strong foundation..

However (pardon me if I sound negative), I am curious of the availability of time and the willingness of the kid to be constantly expose to these two boring subjects.

Donít get me wrong, I am agreeable with you that consistent revision preferably daily revision is the most effective solution ( I am doing this as well ) but I am puzzled how you effectively divide time for other subjects.

My point is Ė Chinese, Math and Science are equally important subjects and require substantial amount of time for the kid to grab, especially Chinese which to me is a difficult subject to learn compare to BM.

What I want to share with other forumer is Ė we need to know the strength and weekness of the kid in studies, and than plan the time accordingly.. Everyone has 24 hours only and how much the 24 hours can be utilize for the kidís studies is different for different individual.

Just my 2 cents.

Cheers

currymee
14-06-2011, 11:51 AM
Bro Sagamihara,

What I have outlined is THE COMPLETE PROGRAMME that will takes YEARS TO COMPLETE with the key targets at various stages like UPSR, PMR and SPM :) Lick Hung exams are just checkpoints now rather than key targets.

What I do with my son is what the Chinese TCM "sinseh" usually perscribe - SMALL DOSES DAILY - he doesn't do more than 2 pages per day per subject and usually answers only 5-10 questions - so the dosage is "innocuous" and only takes him a maximum 1 hour for both BM and English (30 minutes each). I try to make sure I give him compact QUALITY lessons rather than quantity.

I try to ensure that the subjects are not boring by switching materials and reading stories and passages from the various workbooks - i.e. I skip all over the chapters and workbooks rather than going through from cover to cover, one workbook at a time. I mix-and-match. So, at any one time, my son is doing simultaneously 3-4 workbooks with pre-selected sections by me.

Chinese is another daily 30 minutes (same method) while Maths and Science are revised on the weekend. During the day, I just make sure that his school HOMEWORK are done properly on these non-language subjects. Furthermore, as you know, Chinese, Science and Maths are well-taught by the school teacher, so the burden has been lessened a lot !! :D It is only the BM and English that have been "messed up" :eek:

Rhiga
14-06-2011, 01:54 PM
Bro, thanks for the clarification..

Yup, small doses is the key..

currymee
14-06-2011, 03:16 PM
Bro, thanks for the clarification..

Yup, small doses is the key..

One method I want to share is that INSTEAD of using storybooks (like what most pople will recommend), I actually use the passages in the comprehension/penulisan workbooks for reading !! :D - they are short, relevant to their school topics, at the correct level, follow syllabus etc ... so kind of killing many birds with ONE passage story per day ... hence, one day, my son will read about kite flying, next day, on CNY, next on holiday the beach etc etc ... all done in 10-15 minutes - slow reading but plenty of explanation esp vocabulary and sentence comprehension - most of the 30 minutes daily are spent here !! ;) Then, he only answer the 5-10 questions after reading.

This way, I build up his desire for reading and knowledge acquisition without "forcing" or "torturing" through storybooks which they may find boring and long after 2-3 pages .... I "wasted" a lot of money on storybooks before I chanced upon this method and now, it works wonders, every day my son eagerly look forward to reading the next short story in BM and English, and for example, using the Buku Rampaian, I get around 40 stories for RM3.50 - cheap and interesting !! :D :D (even I am interested !!) :o :p

currymee
15-06-2011, 03:08 PM
Good KAMUS series

From what I have checked and browsed, I found the BIJAK KAMUS LENGKAP series of kamus (one for Simpulan Bahasa, Peribahasa, Sinonim & Antonim and Kata Banyak Makna) by EASTVIEW (Marshall Cavendish Education) to be easy to use and applicable for the kids. It is not "heavy" but good enough all the way until secondary school :D

There are plenty of good books out there - it just takes some time and effort to sift through them and pick out the "jewels" :D One of the key criteria that I use when selecting books is to think like a "child using the book" rather than an adult esp when buying reference books/dictionaries/kamus ...

You don't want books that are comprehensive BUT imposing .... it will be a serious put-off ... just think Kamus Dewan or Shorter Oxford English Dictionary .... we just want the meaning but these dictionaraies pack all sorts of everything with dipthongs, past history, old usage, alternate uses etc ... WALAU, SCARY for an 8 years old or 18 years old also !! :p (or 40+ years old !! :eek: )

cupofcoffee
16-06-2011, 08:08 AM
Good KAMUS series

From what I have checked and browsed, I found the BIJAK KAMUS LENGKAP series of kamus (one for Simpulan Bahasa, Peribahasa, Sinonim & Antonim and Kata Banyak Makna) by EASTVIEW (Marshall Cavendish Education) to be easy to use and applicable for the kids. It is not "heavy" but good enough all the way until secondary school :D

There are plenty of good books out there - it just takes some time and effort to sift through them and pick out the "jewels" :D One of the key criteria that I use when selecting books is to think like a "child using the book" rather than an adult esp when buying reference books/dictionaries/kamus ...

You don't want books that are comprehensive BUT imposing .... it will be a serious put-off ... just think Kamus Dewan or Shorter Oxford English Dictionary .... we just want the meaning but these dictionaraies pack all sorts of everything with dipthongs, past history, old usage, alternate uses etc ... WALAU, SCARY for an 8 years old or 18 years old also !! :p (or 40+ years old !! :eek: )

Thanks for the tips esp the criteria for choosing a book. Now that you have mentioned it, I understand why my son prefers certain reference books than others - which I though was too simple and childish ... now, I know :)

aerobax
17-06-2011, 08:07 AM
One method I want to share is that INSTEAD of using storybooks (like what most pople will recommend), I actually use the passages in the comprehension/penulisan workbooks for reading !! :D - they are short, relevant to their school topics, at the correct level, follow syllabus etc ... so kind of killing many birds with ONE passage story per day ... hence, one day, my son will read about kite flying, next day, on CNY, next on holiday the beach etc etc ... all done in 10-15 minutes - slow reading but plenty of explanation esp vocabulary and sentence comprehension - most of the 30 minutes daily are spent here !! ;) Then, he only answer the 5-10 questions after reading.

This way, I build up his desire for reading and knowledge acquisition without "forcing" or "torturing" through storybooks which they may find boring and long after 2-3 pages .... I "wasted" a lot of money on storybooks before I chanced upon this method and now, it works wonders, every day my son eagerly look forward to reading the next short story in BM and English, and for example, using the Buku Rampaian, I get around 40 stories for RM3.50 - cheap and interesting !! :D :D (even I am interested !!) :o :p

I tried it and it works !!! Thanks :D :D

currymee
17-06-2011, 10:26 AM
I tried it and it works !!! Thanks :D :D

I am happy to hear that - once you have finished with Cemerlang's book, you can use other publishers books (Sasbadi, Setia Emas, Info Didik etc) :) or move up a Std ;)

currymee
24-06-2011, 08:14 AM
IMBUHANS

Do pay attention and teach the kids well on this ... seems to be a "problem" topic to grasp and master for majority of LH students in BM ... that was what I was informed.

currymee
25-07-2011, 02:03 PM
Copied from the SJKC Lick Hung school thread:

IMHO - VERY GOOD BAHASA MALAYSIA SISTEM BAHASA BOOK

Just now during lunch at Choy Kee, a mother and I discussed about the level of Bahasa Melayu getting tougher and tougher in Lick Hung and that sometimes, I am also at my wits end trying to figure out some of the do and don't rules esp for Imbuhans.

She showed me a BM SISTEM BAHASA reference book that she used for her daughters. I had the chance to look through it and for the few sections that I was checking, it was like having MY OWN PERSONAL BM TEACHER !!! :eek: :D

I asked where she bought the book, and it was again at CASAMAC. I went over to the bookshop but was told that the book was sold out and the lady boss said her new orders should be in by this Friday (29/7). I already reserved my copy ;) :)

Title: TEMAN PELAJAR CEMERLANG SISTEM BAHASA
Publisher: Cemerlang Publications Sdn Bhd
Author: Haji Razali Yahya
Price: RM11.90
ISBN: 978-967-352-185-2

currymee
11-08-2011, 09:40 AM
Copied from SJKC Lick Hung school thread:

Good Bahasa Malaysia Kamus

After searching around for a few weeks, I have finally found a decent and useful BM dictionary suitable for the kids (and not the "useless" Kamus Gambar/ Picture Dictionary :rolleyes: ).

It is the OXFORD KAMUS BAHASA MELAYU KBSR (SK version) http://www.oxfordfajar.com.my/staging/malaysia/index.asp?fuseaction=dictionaries.detail&ISBN=9676562483&categoryCode=DICT&subCategoryCode1=ELEM&subCategoryCode2=&recID=512&subject=MONO&whichCountry=

Much easier for the kids to use compared to Kamus Dewan which is a real nightmare and off-putting even though it is supposed to be THE ULTIMATE BM REFERENCE by DBP !! )

sydneymak
15-08-2011, 04:03 PM
the one i have is Kamus Fajar KBSR Bahasa Malaysia-Bahasa Malaysia-Bahasa Inggeris. is that the same?

just taught my gal how to use it. she got so excited

currymee
15-08-2011, 04:04 PM
the one i have is Kamus Fajar KBSR Bahasa Malaysia-Bahasa Malaysia-Bahasa Inggeris. is that the same?

just taught my gal how to use it. she got so excited

That will be just as good - the one I was refering to is pure BM :) The main point is to get them to learn how to use a dictionary.

Totoro2010
15-08-2011, 04:14 PM
Copied from SJKC Lick Hung school thread:

Good Bahasa Malaysia Kamus

It is the OXFORD KAMUS BAHASA MELAYU KBSR (SK version)
CM, where did you buy this KAMUS?

I can't find it from Popular because their staff told me I can't find it from every Popular bookshop. :rolleyes:

currymee
15-08-2011, 04:15 PM
CM, where did you buy this KAMUS?

I can't find it from Popular because their staff told me I can't find it from every Popular bookshop. :rolleyes:

Totoro,

If I mentioned the bookshop name again, everyone will think I am the owner !!! :p :p :p - Casamac SS19/6 lah .... ;)

Totoro2010
15-08-2011, 04:18 PM
Totoro,

If I mentioned the bookshop name again, everyone will think I am the owner !!! :p :p :p - Casamac SS19/6 lah .... ;)
Thanks for the info :)

Doesn't matter if you are the boss ;) :D :D

aerobax
15-08-2011, 05:57 PM
Thanks for the info :)

Doesn't matter if you are the boss ;) :D :D

Correct as long as the recommendations are good ;) :) :)

currymee
19-08-2011, 08:08 AM
the one i have is Kamus Fajar KBSR Bahasa Malaysia-Bahasa Malaysia-Bahasa Inggeris. is that the same?

just taught my gal how to use it. she got so excited

The one you bought should be this one then - http://www.oxfordfajar.com.my/staging/malaysia/index.asp?fuseaction=dictionaries.detail&ISBN=&categoryCode=DICT&subCategoryCode1=ELEM&subCategoryCode2=&recID=3362&subject=BILI&whichCountry=

I had a good look at it, EVEN BETTER than my pure Kamus Bahasa Melayu KBSR :D :D - BM-BM-English (just a translation of key word)

Parents, PLEASE NOTE THAT the covers have changed from the one shown in the website but TITLE remains the same ... I saw it at BIG bookshop (new reopen) as well yesterday.

jadewhite
01-09-2011, 11:51 PM
Currymee. Thanks for initiating the topic. Very helpful.

bzjude
19-09-2011, 12:14 PM
Kari mi, terimakasih banyak-banyak. Topik ini sangat berguna dan bermanfaat. You have done such an extensive research and it is very kind of you to share the results of it with all of us. Kudos!! I was blur at which books are better as there are too many out there. Must check out this bookshop and the books you mentioned. ;)

terisunny
19-09-2011, 03:53 PM
CM (& all other parents), keep up the good work! just a little advice - please do continue with it most diligently!

I did the same with my 2 kids but now that they're in Std 3 & 5, I'm giving up. BM these days is too tough for me, esp kertas 2 (kids are ok with kertas 1). The particular section on 'nilai murni' just irks me so much! Those with kids who went through this will understand what I mean. IMHO, it's totally irrelevant. While the instruction clearly says to answer in less than 40 words, all answers in all the workbooks are at least double the number of words. So which to follow? I'm at a complete loss at how to continue.

Thus, may I just 'borrow' this thread to ask if anyone has recommendation for a good BM home tuition teacher? I'm thinking to get one-on-one tuition for my Std 6 next year. Am sure he can pass, but then he still has to go to SMK after where everything is in BM.Appreciate advice pls.....or should I start another thread??

sydneymak
23-09-2011, 01:20 AM
tutor tv.....from Astro :rolleyes:

currymee
23-09-2011, 08:03 AM
...

Thus, may I just 'borrow' this thread to ask if anyone has recommendation for a good BM home tuition teacher? I'm thinking to get one-on-one tuition for my Std 6 next year. Am sure he can pass, but then he still has to go to SMK after where everything is in BM.Appreciate advice pls.....or should I start another thread??

Sure, no problem you can "borrow" the thread as it may prove to be helpful to others too :) After all, it is the BM thread for parents and home-tuition :)

Honestly, I have not thought of ANY form of tuition for my children for their primary and secondary education EXCEPT for ADDITIONAL MATHS (when they are in Form 4 and 5) as it is my weakest subject during school - everything else I can tutor them myself. I just need to find the right resources/books and materials.

I will ask around some of the senior parents that I know and see what they say ... If you don't mind me saying, good BM tuition teachers may be from SK school rather than SJKC.

nescafeADay
02-02-2012, 01:37 PM
I came across this online BM tuition for form 1 -3 (PMR) students. www.gtuition.com.
It claims that it's from Lee Choo Hock - The best BM tuition teacher in Penang.
As I am not from Penang, not sure how true.

But I check out some of the sample video clip from them in youtube, I am very kin to sign up, for myself, to learn and then later can teach my children. Ya, "later", she just started Std 1.

Below are some of the youtube links I found. I like the imbuhan part especially, it teaches things like what is the different when saying 'mengindahkan' and 'memperindah'.

Do check it out.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFfqPaDiCMg&w=560&h=315]

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0zHowRjCW8&w=560&h=315]

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8w6f_CixeQ&w=560&h=315]

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKIQLqoQtyk&w=560&h=315]

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJ_hCWVtGtQ&w=560&h=315]

currymee
27-02-2012, 09:10 AM
Extracted from Lick Hung school thread:

A parent has kindly introduced this book to me over the weekend - got it at Casamac - it is AN EXCELLENT BOOK for explaining and practising BM IMBUHANS and applicable from Std 2 till 5 !!!!!

I am using this book in tandem with the SK BM reference book (Cemerlang) - the good part of this simple workbook is that immediately after each explanation, there are a few questions as examples to highlight the points.

The strong point of this book is in the IMBUHANS, the other sections are passable

http://i754.photobucket.com/albums/xx189/currymee/Tatabahasa2-5.jpg

xinrong
27-02-2012, 09:49 AM
Yes, SASBADI is quite good. My kid use them. There is another method for BM's Pemahaman that my kid's tuition asked us to do with her. Due to the fact that it is very difficult to get my child to read books or even new articles in BM, she suggested getting her to read aloud 3 'Karangan' on a daily basis. After trying it for two months, I found that her wriiten BM is much better, in fact, about 30 marks better and so I have continued it since then ,about a year now.

currymee
10-05-2012, 03:17 PM
Nilai murni adalah sesuatu amalan atau perbuatan yang baik. Nilai-nilai murni dalam KBSR terdiri daripada 17 nilai iaitu :

∑ Baik hati

∑ Berdikari

∑ Hemah tinggi

∑ Hormat-menghormati

∑ Kasih sayang

∑ Keadilan

∑ Kebebasan

∑ Keberanian

∑ Kebersihan fizikal dan mental

∑ Kejujuran

∑ Kerajinan

∑ Kerjasama

∑ Kesederhanaan

∑ Kesyukuran

∑ Patriotisme

∑ Rasional

∑ Semangat bermasyarakat


Extract from: http://innovadbc3766.blogspot.com/2010/04/nilai-murni-dalam-kbsr.html

currymee
18-02-2013, 04:44 PM
Nilai-nilai Murni List for UPSR (BM/English)

This mum has provided a good list in BM/English as well as links to other resources.

http://mumsgather.blogspot.com/2012/02/nilai-murni-for-bahasa-malaysia-paper.html

usjhomer
16-05-2013, 11:13 AM
Need help from experienced parents, how to improve the Penulisan part in BM, my std 4 daughter is struggling with the karangan and nilai murni part. Would appreciate any tips or tuition teacher recommendation.

currymee
16-05-2013, 05:43 PM
Need help from experienced parents, how to improve the Penulisan part in BM, my std 4 daughter is struggling with the karangan and nilai murni part. Would appreciate any tips or tuition teacher recommendation.

This is what I do with my son. Seems to work for him ...

1) Get a good CONTOH KARANGAN book - the one recommended by LH for Std 4 is quite good.

2) BM karangan is divided into a few genres - surat rasmi, surat tak rasmi, fakta, biografi etc etc ...

3) For each genre - example, biografi - say, "Aku Sebatang Pen" ... I get him to read the few contohs that are given in the book. The book also include rangka karangan, so also must read that.

4) Then, I get him to write 2-3 karangan of the same genre - I make up the TITLES myself, so they are different from the contoh ... the first or two , are OPEN BOOK. so he can refer to get a"feel" and write with confident, he has to make his own facts and rangka since the titles are different ... and the a few days later, a COMPLETE CLOSE BOOK karangan ...

These are the steps I used for each and every genre ...

I know some parents ask their children to copy down the CONTOH a few times but that will be rote-learning, I hate to teach my son rote-learning although that is the prefered method by the school ... everything MEMORISE :( ... best for them to LEARN HOW TO WRITE on their own in their own sentences ... in the OPEN BOOK stage, they can refer to give them confidence but the sentences will be different since the TITLES are different.

By the time, you ask them to write CLOSE BOOK - TITLE ONLY , they already have a good "feel" and can do so pretty confidently - prepare own rangka and then write full essay.

TEACH THEM HOW TO FISH INSTEAD OF GIVING THEM FISH ... btw, it takes time to do so ... so you have to start early and consistently ... not a rush job before exam ... it is the "small doses" method ...

usjhomer
16-05-2013, 11:18 PM
Can i know the title of the karangan book u r referring to please, will try this method.

currymee
17-05-2013, 07:48 AM
Can i know the title of the karangan book u r referring to please, will try this method.

During the READING STAGE of the CONTOH, I get my son to READ OUT LOUD, so that I can hear his pronunication, check his tata-bahasa, vocab etc etc ... you can teach many aspects of BM in ONE GO ... Good Luck !!

http://i754.photobucket.com/albums/xx189/currymee/BMKaranganBook_zpse9858b86.jpg

currymee
28-06-2013, 08:16 AM
As you all know, I rarely recommend SJKC version of BM but this one is good for practice and WHAT I LIKE BEST is the ANSWER SHEET - comes with proper/detailed explanation ... this is very helpful for home-study/teaching by parents ... I think the school is using them for this term BUT it is the ANSWER SHEET that is INVALUABLE !!!! So, if the teachers haven't "tear them" away ... GRAB THEM AND KEEP ...

It is published by Cemerlang - bought at my regular bookshop in SS19

http://i754.photobucket.com/albums/xx189/currymee/Pra_UPSRBM_zps1bf2e8f0.jpg

currymee
14-05-2014, 10:46 AM
How to Prepare for BM Karangan in Std 5 and 6 (UPSR)

I am sharing this idea of mine after discussing with a few mums whose children were caught out by the BM Penulisan exam. It is not the only way but it is one of the way that I found to be effective for the few children that I have "coached" (foc) because they asked me !! :)

Firstly, UNDERSTAND THE FORMAT

1) There are 3 types of questions: Bahagian A - Bina 5 ayat berdasarkan gambar, Bahagian B - Write a full karangan and Bahagian C - Write an ulasan (commentary) using nilai-nilai murni on a passage given.

2) Most children answer the questions in SEQUENCE i.e. Bhg A , B and C . This is OK if the children are good at time management and do not suffer from panic attacks esp when attempting Bhg B. If their time management is poor or they are prone to panic, they will usually end up messing up Bhg C. And this is where most children are "literally slaughtered" because the marking scheme in Bhg C is very strict.

3) A better approach would be to inform the children to attempt Bahagian A (Bina Ayat) followed by Bahagian C (Ulasan) and then lastly Bahagian B (Karangan)

Secondly, BAHAGIAN A (Bina Ayat) - the importance of KATA HAMPIR SAMA MAKNA.

1) The secret to scoring well in this section is the ability of the children to understand and able to use the various kata kerja found in the KATA HAMPIR SAMA MAKNA together with proper adjectives/adverbs.

Example, instead of using simple BM like "mengangkat beg" , better to use "menggalas, menjinjing etc " ... depending on the picture.

Thirdly, BAHAGIAN C (Ulasan)

1) The key here is to make sure the children can identify the NILAI-NILAI MURNI from the passage.

2) There are some DOs and DON'Ts - DO NOT REPEAT what was written in the passage - example, if the nilai murni is mentioned in the passage as "bekerjasama", when writing the ulasan, if the same word is repeated (bekerjasama), no marks will be given , so use alternatives like "bergotong-royong" or "bantu-membantu".

3) DO use a variety of penana wancana and kata hubung and DO SO AT APPROPRIATE SENTENCES (the key problem here). The school teachers have taught them a few of these key penanda wancana and kata hubung. The "problem" is because LH is a "WORLD FAMOUS" ROTE-LEARNING SJKC ... most children will just "blindly" follow the sequence of penanda wanca and kata hubung that they were taught to use and repeat so many times that they do not take into account THE CONTEXT of each sentence ... while they are not wrong per say, the sentences made will not be able to get maximum score since it sounds "weird" not as beautiful .... :heheheh:

Lastly, BAHAGIAN B (Karangan)

There are a variety of karangan that the children must know like biography, autobiography, lengkapkan cerita, fakta, surat tidak rasmi, surat rasmi etc .... Children being children, their analytical skills may not be as developed and sharp as adults. So, help them by highlighting the following salient points:

1) Make sure they have about 4-5 key points / isi kandungan for the body of the karangan.

2) For each key points, make sure they can write 2-3 sentences to elaborate on them like in describing the colour, texture, reason, smell, etc ...

3) THIS IS THE CRITICAL PART - tell the kids that no matter what type of karangan, the only major difference is in the HEADING (Pendahuluan) AND CLOSING (Ending). The body remains roughly the same and 80% of the marks are in the body !! So, when the kids are revising or preparing for Karangan, just tell them to study and remember the various types and format of the required karangan. DO NOT FREAK OUT OR PANIC that it is a surat, cereka, laporan etc etc .... the BODY REMAIN THE SAME ... and like LEGO, just attached the right type of "head and tail" :D

Hence, in Bahagian B (Karangan) - the key emphasis is for the kids to be able to GENERATE SUFFICIENT KEY POINTS AND ISI KANDUNGAN and BE ABLE TO ELABORATE (80%) and not in the various head/tail format, they are only worth 10%.

BTW, the same ideas and concepts above also applies for BC and English compositions hahahaha :D One stone kills 3 birds !!! :eek:

ULTIMATELY, READ, READ and READ A LOT .... so that they can generate lots of points ...

Rhiga
15-05-2014, 10:56 AM
Bro, you are superb..

You should register your teaching method as proprietary learning skills and then franchise to teachers and tuition centres who want to adopt this methodÖ !! :D

Well, I would like to share of what I see as an imminent worry of student nowadays especially those who studied in Chinese school during their primary education..

There have been numerous suicide cases reported from last year until this year. All of them are Chinese students pursuing their tertiary education in public and private university. Coincidently or surprisingly, majority were ex-SJKC students.

It is heart-breaking to see bright young people ended their lives in such a tragic way just because of failure to cope with academic pressure and stress in life. I canít help not to think of the serious flaws in our education system which over-emphasize in unnecessary academic achievements and undermine the importance of resilent characters-building.

I donít think I am qualified to talk about this subject and I believe it is too late to expect a fundamental shift of the present education. However, parents can still make a big difference to the children. Give the children a breathing space and let them aware and understand from young age that studies is just a part of life, not everything in life..


p/s : Unnecessary covers a wide range of the school syllabus notably in the language subject. For example, I donít see what is the freaking need to drill so deep into BM language at this elementary level ?? What is the real-life application of such tiring efforts apart from getting an A in UPSR exam.. and wtf is an "A" of BM subject in life means ?? I have an "A" in BM of my 1985 SPM exam but it practically mean nothing to my personal, working and professional life... !!

currymee
15-05-2014, 03:35 PM
Bro, I think you understand when I say "it is not about the plan or method but the implementation" :)

sewlover
15-05-2014, 05:13 PM
This year my son's BM penulisan keep dropping. Somehow he just couldn't do it. :(

currymee
15-05-2014, 05:37 PM
This year my son's BM penulisan keep dropping. Somehow he just couldn't do it. :(

sewlover,

Email me at currymee88@gmail.com and let me know which section, maybe I can help out :)

Rhiga
15-05-2014, 06:35 PM
Bro, I think you understand when I say "it is not about the plan or method but the implementation" :)

Sure I do. I am also a person who champion implementation than a thick plan... :)

It is like Qigong (气功). One can have the thickest book on qigong but if no practice it would still remain zero..

Cheers.