Year 4-6 Learning Continuity

29th July: TPSA 3 Recount Writing

Student Learning Continuity Program
Student Learning Continuity Program
29th July: TPSA 3 Recount Writing

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

Focus: Recount Writing


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

In this session we will continue with the Writing Process and the genres (or types of writing) and their brief explanations.

What do each of the genres or types of writing mean?

Now let us once again look at each of the types of writing (structures) briefly:


  • 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 and Sample Recounts

Now let us look at the five (5) steps in the writing process once more.

In today’s session we will only focus on Sample Recount.

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

What are the roles of teachers and parents to be able to support the children in teaching writing?

Teachers and parents these five (5) steps will help you a lot in how to teach writing to our students or children. You ensure students or children acquire basic understanding of what involves in writing. So that students or children are enhanced to use these steps in writing competently. This prepares students to be able to write confidently and competently as they progress to secondary education.


  1. Now students, let me ask you 2 questions on what has been covered in our session today
  •  Name the genres or the type of writings you learnt in today’s session.
  • Briefly explain the meaning of any of the type of writings.
  1. Teachers or parents or students, you can provide your own prompts to write recount – Personal.

 Tips for parents to support children at home;

  • Demonstrate positive attitude about education to your children
  • Monitor your child’s television, video and internet usage
  • Encourage your child to read
  • Pay attention to what your child loves
  • Don’t over schedule your child
  • Practise what your child learns at school
  • Be a role model for learning
  • Promote Literacy by reading to your child
  • Talk each day with your child/ren about his/her activities
  • Set up daily family routine

Thank You teachers, children and parents for taking your time to be part of this session today


Key Messages

  • MEHRD and NGO 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 iresource. gov. sb


We have come to the end of our session today and look forward to our next radio session in which how we will continue to work together in helping our students and children in their education.

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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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