September 2011 – Recount WritingRecount Features Language Features Learning Goals Orientation Sequenced details of Uses several strategies for who, what, when, where, identifying resources and First paragraph and sets finding information in texts. scene and supplies the why necessary introduction or Uses strategies to plan, background information Written in the past tense review, proofread and publish needed for retelling Precise retelling/Written own writing with awareness Series of events in sequence of audience and written language features. Focus on supplying details Uses reported speech Able to produce a clear text Sequenced in time-order Details that are not using correct sentence absolutely relevant are structure, most grammatical Diagrams can be used features and punctuation usually excluded Re-orientation and personal or conventions of the text type. evaluative comments (optional) Evaluative language is Experiments with Used to complete the used in factual and interrelating ideas and writing by rounding off personal recounts information when writing the series of events BLM pg 5 - 6 about familiar topics
Things you can do at home:• Read biographies, diaries , letters, emails and newspaper articles – Identify features – true facts, in order, answers who, what, where, why, when• Create timelines• Conduct interviews and then recap• Verbal recounts – Of day, of an event – Look at family photo albums and retell events
Web based resources:Short biographical videoshttp://www.neok12.com/Biographies.htmhttp://www.brainpop.com/english/writing/bio graphy/preview.wemlBiographical Information for kidshttp://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0855207. html
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