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Step-by-Step Guide for Teachers to Use Magic School.AI

By cryotosensei | diaperfinancingfund | 3 Mar 2024


David Hoe came to my school to deliver a talk on how he has overcome adversity. The opportunity was too good to pass up, so I'm using my Sunday to write a comprehension passage based on his story for my students. Might as well earn some OP to tide me through this lean period. Haha. Thanks for reading.  

My Passage

1) My name is David Hoe. Did you know that I was the first Normal (Technical) student to become a teacher in Singapore? It was a challenging task, but I worked hard to make my dream come true. This is my story.  

2) I was raised by my mother. Unfortunately, she became blind after a failed cataract operation. To make a living, I accompanied her to hawker centres to sell tissue paper. She then passed on when I was in Primary Six. This caused me to lose focus in my studies. I did not perform well for the Primary School Leaving Examination and was assigned to the Normal (Technical) stream.  

3) My life changed in secondary school. When I concentrated in Mathematics classes and put the numbers accurately into the formula, I could solve the problem! I got so proficient at it that my friends asked me to teach them. This was my turning point. I started to work extremely hard. I did countless grammar exercises. I spent an additional two years to do my "O" levels.  

4) I eventually became a teacher. I know that not everyone flourishes academically in school. So, I am motivated to encourage my students who feel lost and aimless about life. I want to be an excellent teacher and give them hope.   Adapted from: https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/how-david-hoe-fought-his-way-to-university  

To generate appropriate reading comprehension questions, I logged on to my Magic School.AI account that I had previously set up with my Google email: https://www.magicschool.ai/.  

1) Click on "Text Dependent Questions"   7309e6fab23cded78b83e9901e0479f4e1e69a3fbd8b942de38513735869c763.png  

2) Key in your students' grade level and the kind of comprehension questions you want.   75eb7962fdd682f0d32309d338f1d4b462991bc811eae298d7a3ad61881d2bd0.png  

 

3) Wait for questions to be generated  

Text Dependent Questions for "David Hoe's Journey":

  1. Who was the first Normal (Technical) student to become a teacher in Singapore?
  2. What job did David Hoe do to make a living with his blind mother?
  3. When did David lose focus in his studies?
  4. Where did David accompany his mother to sell tissue paper?
  5. Why did David start to work extremely hard in secondary school?
  6. How did David's proficiency in Mathematics classes become a turning point for him?
  7. How did David spend an additional two years in school?
  8. What motivates David to become a teacher?
  9. Define the phrase "flourishes academically" in the context of the text.
  10. In what subjects did David concentrate to solve problems accurately and teach his friends?

Answer Key:

  1. David Hoe
  2. Sell tissue paper at hawker centres
  3. After his mother passed away when he was in Primary Six
  4. When his friends asked him to teach them
  5. To solve problems accurately and help his friends
  6. By putting the numbers accurately into the formula
  7. By doing countless grammar exercises
  8. To encourage students who feel lost and aimless about life
  9. To excel or do well in academics
  10. Mathematics classes

4) Experiment with the parameters. These are the questions generated for 7 grade.

Text Dependent Questions on David Hoe's Story:

  1. Who is the main character in the text?
  2. What milestone did David Hoe achieve as a student in Singapore?
  3. When did David lose focus in his studies, and why?
  4. Where did David accompany his blind mother to sell tissue paper?
  5. Why did David's friends ask him to teach them in secondary school?
  6. How did David's life change in secondary school?
  7. What subject did David excel in, leading to his turning point?
  8. When did David decide to spend an additional two years to do his "O" levels?
  9. How does David aim to inspire his students as a teacher?
  10. What motivates David as a teacher?

Answer Key:

  1. David Hoe
  2. He was the first Normal (Technical) student to become a teacher in Singapore.
  3. David lost focus in his studies after his mother passed away in Primary Six.
  4. Hawker centres
  5. Because he was proficient at solving math problems accurately.
  6. In secondary school
  7. Mathematics
  8. After his turning point in secondary school
  9. He is motivated to encourage students who feel lost and aimless about life.
  10. Encouraging students who do not flourish academically

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