In The SELI Forum we post writing from the Seli River Writing Project (SRWP): members of Young Writers ESL student clubs, writing teachers, or other authors connected with the SRWP who would like comments that support them as authors and help them reconsider their work for the next draft.
We hope you enjoy reading these. All of us--each and every one of us--writing in the SRWP thank you for your support! The postings will change as we update the site.
Readers (especially Sierra Leoneans) who are interested in providing constructive critique on an ongoing basis to writers, and in posting their own work in progress, are referred to the online SRWP Workshop .
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- We all have the right to write. Anything we can say, we can write.
- We all can write well if we are emotionally involved in our topic and our purpose. We find our voices there. Writing is learning and discovering. It develops best in real-life situations, with the instructor intervening in the writing process.
- We learn to read by having written. We learn from our experiences, including experiences with oral and written texts. We should expose ourselves to many texts, and often do free-choice reading.
- We learn best in collaborative, diverse, and supportive communities. We all learn in our own ways, and our home cultures affect how we interpret our experiences.
- Moving through the writing process can produce powerful writing. We gain more ownership over our writing if we master the writing process.
- Writing is a strong tool for developing critical thinking. Challenging our thinking as we write in collaborative settings, develops academic language proficiency.
- We teach equitably: not less, but more to the poor. We recognize our children's home communities and ancestral cultures as our educational partners.