Year 4-6 Learning Continuity

2nd September: TPSA 8 Procedural Writing

Student Learning Continuity Program
Student Learning Continuity Program
2nd September: TPSA 8 Procedural Writing

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

Focus: Procedural Writing


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

Report Writing:

In today’s session we will look at an example of Procedural Writing.

Again, we will go through the five steps in the writing process once more as we did for recountnarrative, expository, report and explanation writing, this time for procedural writing.

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 explanation 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 work
Title Recipe-Coconut Jam

List what will be needed to the job


  • A bowl
  • Knife
  • Scraper
  • Strainer
  • Pot
  • Cups
  • Stove


  • Dry Coconuts
  • Sugar

Explains the steps to follow to reach the goal usually laid out as a  numbered list

Numbers and diagrams or pictures are often used to make the instructions clearer


  • Cut the dry coconuts
  • Grate the coconut
  • Squeeze the coconut cream
  • Measure the coconut cream
  • 1 cup coconut cream(½ cup sugar)
  • Place pot on the stove
  • Light the stove
  • Pour sugar into the pot
  • Stir until sugar is melt
  • Add coconut cream and continue to stir until jam is cooked
  • Leave it to cool and pour in a tight lid container

Distinctive Features

Characters – Generalised, (not people). The text applies to a class of things such as the ‘utensils’ or specific things such as ‘the eggs’. Things are described in detail such as ‘a serrated knife’, ‘a six inch nail’ or ‘100 grams of flour’

Verbs – simple present tense action verbs, such as beat, hold, twist, mix, glue, tie.

Language Features:

  • Short clear sentences, often starting with an action verb, (eg. ‘chop meat into small pieces’)
  • Linking words to do with the sequence of steps, such as first, next, finally.
  • Adverbs which add detail to the instruction such lightly, firmly, vigorously, gently
  • Adjectives used to describe materials precisely, such as a sharp knife, strong glue

Style – Direct, informative and precise

Teachers and parents see that students or children acquire the basic understanding of what involves in writing so that they are enhanced to use the steps in the writing process and know the very structures of the different types of writing competently. This will surely prepare students to be able to write confidently and competently as they progress to secondary education.


  1. I have the same 2 questions to ask you on what has been covered in our session today;
  • Name the genre or the type of writing you’ve learnt in today’s session.
  • Briefly explain the meaning of it (this genre or type of writing).
  1. You can write your own Procedural Writing.


Tips for parents to support children at home:

  • Be a role model for learning
    • Check your child/children’s work daily.
    • Investigate weakness and assist to improve your child/children’s work.
    • Identify which subject and keep a progressive record.
    • Contact your child/children’s teacher to further discuss supplementary activities.
  • Promote Literacy by reading to your child
    • Set a time aside to do independent or pair reading for at least 15-20 minutes per day.
    • Read to your child.
    • Encourage your child to read to you.

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



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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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