Writing process training for LEAP southern cluster schools

Teachers from Maka Primary attending the LEAP Writing Process last week.
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Teachers from Maka Primary attending the LEAP Writing Process last week.

THE LEAP southern cluster schools in the southern region of Malaita province have successfully ended a weeklong workshop on “writing process” last week.

The workshop was held for teachers from primary schools, Tawairoi, Taka’ito, Maka and Rokera.

LEAP School Leadership Mentor for southern and central clusters, Mr Austin Aebata said the purpose of the workshop was to strengthen teachers with additional knowledge on skills in the teaching of students to good written composition developments and practices.

He said they have identified that it’s very important for teachers to be equipped with these ideas so they can teach the students with good writing composition.

Aebata said the workshop comprised of five main steps with an introductory of (TTAP), an acronym to text, tone audience and purpose.

He explained that TTAP was the important part of any composition teachers must understand mainly on how they would present the story (or text composition) considering its impact on the public (or readers).

Aebata furthered that after then the first step of the writing process begin, the pre-writing text or story which involved graphic organiser or how the author will frame ideas into the story.

He continued that the second step of the writing process learned was to go into the first draft of the story.

Aebata said the third step was to revise the draft, fourth was to edit the story and fifth to publish the story.

He stressed they see need for improvement of this area within teachers, so that they can lay a good foundation of written skills for students at an early stage and developing on through the grade years.

Aebata said this is so that when the children go into secondary level, they won’t have problem with composition or essay writing.

He said went from each school to school with the programme and there were more than 40 teachers benefitted from the programme.