Year 4-6 Learning Continuity

22nd July: TPSA 2 Writing Process and Genres

Student Learning Continuity Program
Student Learning Continuity Program
22nd July: TPSA 2 Writing Process and Genres

This is the second session of the Teacher and Parent Support and Awareness programs for Years, 4-6.


  • Madam Lovelyn Pitawao
  • Madam Beverly Hanirara
  • Madam Marilyn Tapidaka
  • Mrs Christina Rore (MEHRD)

The session today will be on Writing Process and the topics that we will cover are as follows:

The genres (or types of writing) and their brief explanation:

  • Recount
  • Narrative
  • Exposition
  • Report Writing
  • Explanatory
  • Procedural

The 5 steps in the writing process:

  • Step 1: Planning
  • Step 2: Write
  • Step 3: Revise
  • Step 4: Edit
  • Step 5:Publish


Firstly, we will briefly look at the genres (or the types of writing).

  • A recount text is a text which retells a series of events or experience in the past.
  • The details in a recount can include what happened, who was involved, where it took place, when it happened and why it occurred.
  • A narrative text is a piece of text which tells a story and entertains the reader or listener.
  • To entertain or amuse
  • A expository writing is a mode of writing in which the purpose of the author is to inform, explain, describe, or define his or her subject to reader
  • To persuade by arguing one side of an issue
Report Writing
  • A report text presents information about something
  • An explanation text tells your audience how something works or why something happens.
  • Explanations detail and logically describe the stages in a process, such as the water cycle or how something works (eg. an engine)
  • To explain how or why something occurs
  • Procedure text is a text that explains or helps us how to make or use something. Its social function is to describe how something is completely done through sequence of series.
  • To instruct someone on how to do something


The Writing Process

Now we will look at the five steps in the writing process that you can use when teaching and helping our students’ teachers in class and here for parents to know how they can help our children at home.

For we will go through each of the steps:

Step 1: Planning Stage
  • think & discuss(individually, pair & group)
  • use the question leaders (who, where, when, what, why & how)
  • here they can either draw pictures or draw a concept map
Step 2: 1st Draft
  • write out their story quickly
  • you can have them read out after
Step 3: Revise
  • check for meaning
  • ask these questions: “Does it make sense?” Or “Does it sound strong?”
  • this is when they can add adjectives and adverbs to make their story interesting
Step 4: Edit
  • fix it up
  • when to check for spelling, punctuation (capital letters, full stop, comma, question mark, speech mark) and grammar (tenses of verbs)
Step 5: Publish
  • display work in the classroom
  • read to an audience
  • here they celebrate their achievement

Tips from Teachers:

Mrs Lovelyn Pitawao Year Four

  • Demonstrate positive attitude about education to your children
  • Monitor your child’s television, video and internet usage
  • Encourage your child to read

Mrs Beverly Haniara Year Five

  • Pay attention to what your child loves
  • Don’t over-schedule your child
  • Practise what your child learns at school

Mrs Marilyn Tapidaka Year Six(6)

  • Be a role model for learning
  • Promote Literacy by reading to your child
  • Talk each day with your child or children about their activities
  • Set up daily family routine


  • To conclude our session for today here are the Key Messages from the MEHRD:
    • MEHRD and NGOs around the country would like to work together to support our children and young people with their education in communities.
    • We are putting in place a project to support learners whether schools are open or not (in relation to COVID-19).
    • The project aims to reinforce learning through traditional knowledge, values and customs. To reintroduce story–telling of custom stories through media.
    • As NGOs, FBOs, community committees, etc, if you would like to know more about this project and possibly support activities in your community please get in touch.
    • Phone numbers 7402612 & 8972620.
    • Our website
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  • The radio program was very useful, it would be also best if it is in another multimedia form.

  • If I may be provided with all the above eLearning materials. I tried my very best to download all the materials, but won’t able to do so. since others did not have any download links.

  • Can we get all the teacher and student guides upload on this website. This will be very helpful for kids doing home school during this pandemic

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