During 2012-2013, SELI experimented with running a senior secondary writing club under the Seli River Writing Project. It met at SELI twice a week during the first part of the academic year.
In August, 2013, at the instigation of one of the principals, the Young Writers program expanded when SELI included six teachers from Loma Secondary School, Kabala Secondary School, and Ahmadiyya Muslim Agricultural Secondary School in its Leading Young Writers training, so that clubs could be opened in senior secondary schools in these schools. We are excited about having these clubs flourish as creative writing clubs.
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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.