PSLE Comprehension Exam Revision

PSLE Comprehension Exam Revision

Polish up your reading comprehension skills for success
Primary 5 & 6

The reading comprehension component makes up 21% of the English Language Paper 2. With such a substantial weightage, students must pay close attention to it. The Reading Comprehension tests, effectively, the ability of the student to comprehend passages in three broad ways.

A) Inferential questions require reading between the lines of the source text. From the text, you need to interpret what is suggested by the text and find the answer to the question.

B) Explanation questions usually ask things about the plot (narrative) of the text and require you to explain and elaborate on what is obvious in the text.

C) Literal questions test basic understanding of what is obviously stated by the text. Usually, no inference or explanation is required.

Within these broad categories, reading comprehension questions are further extended to cover very specific evaluative skills. These include cause-and-effect questions, sequencing questions and questions that require students to identify and interpret stylised words used by the writer. The complexity of the comprehension section is now so immense, it is a far cry from the questions that were found in the PSLE papers years ago.

No student should take the PSLE Comprehension Open-Ended Section for granted. Over the past few years, we see a significant trend in the way the questions are graded. Stringent marking, along with tough distractors, makes up much of the reasons for a low score. So, do not take the risk and pay early attention to this component.

Writers Studio’s PSLE Comprehension workshops are highly effective, with our teachers hailing from strong teaching backgrounds. We focus on getting students to understand comprehension techniques and giving them ample practices to help them apply these techniques. We create various permutations of question styles that help students prepare for surprises at the PSLE. This year, we extend our PSLE Comprehension workshop to the Primary 5 students who may wish to start prepping up for your PSLE early.

Reading comprehension flyer

Course Highlights:

  • Exposure to Various Genres of Reading Passages
  • Focus on challenging questions with higher weightage
  • Maximising scores for all questions through tighter proofreading
  • Achieving quality in comprehension answers

Learning Outcomes:

Students will learn to

a) Unpack questions carefully, allowing students to focus on the key issues in each question
b) Learn to discern how much to write in your answers to optimise your scores
c) Acquire techniques that are useful to boost your confidence
d) Strategise to score by using our in-house techniques to ensure success
e) Practise with a variety of critical questions
f) Be exposed to a wider genre of fiction texts
g) Learn how to organise answers for coherence

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Course Pricing:

$168 per course
Onsite lessons only
No single-lesson option


16 & 23 July
245 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Recent Reviews from Course Participants

~ Scarlett Cheng

~ Scarlett Cheng

“My favourite story is Father Christmas. We get to act out a skit before we started analysing the characters. During that lesson, I learnt to write something meaningful. Best of all, I could get a lollipop as a reward. This is my third holiday course at Writers Studio.”
~ James Lew Jia En

~ James Lew Jia En

“I like to write but I needed to put on a bigger thinking cap. I learnt to make some bends in my story plot. I learnt new ways to write about the characters and what they do in their stories. I could pick up new vocabulary because at every paragraph, we are taught new phrases.”
~ Kang Yu Cheng

~ Kang Yu Cheng

“I enjoy the lessons taught during the Creative Writing Camp. There were so many interesting activities. I remember that we had to wear a face mask with a big nose and act out a character. It makes me think about what the character will say and do in my story. I learn to create new characters in my stories.”