With a clear emphasis on helping students develop a global mindset, we cover topics that are debatable and allow for fruitful discussion. Our curriculum is thematic - each week, we focus on bringing the world into the classroom. There are ample opportunities for students to question intelligently and think critically. We take students through the fundamentals of the language - grammar and vocabulary - on top of going through the skillsets and knowledge needed to put together a powerful essay, to comprehend passages and visual texts. We place considerable emphasis on essay writing - whether it is a letter, narrative, personal recount, argumentative, descriptive or expository, an ability to confidently string together an impactful piece of writing can go a long way.
Essay Writing (All essay types - narrative, personal recount, argumentative, expository) and Situational Writing
Editing, Grammar and Vocabulary, Comprehension, Visual Text Comprehension, Summary Writing
Oral and Presentations
With the option to use PowerPoint and videos, your child will learn to present effectively to an audience with the help of creatively-crafted visual aids.
As the founder of Chapter One, Michelle has a clear vision in mind. She longs for every child under her care to view the English language differently. She enjoys injecting fun and humour into her classes and delights in watching her students transform over the weeks.
“What makes my heart soar is when a child remarks that he/she dreams to become an author!” Michelle shares.
She has a long list of stories she has read and re-read, but the top contender would be The Paper Menagerie by Ken Liu. It is a magical realism story that has won awards including the Hugo Award for Best Short Story. The stories are thought-provoking and touch on themes that are close to her heart.