Recount Writing

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Recount Writing

  1. 1. Recounts
  2. 2. <ul><li>The purpose of a recount is to </li></ul><ul><li>list and describe past </li></ul><ul><li>experiences by retelling events </li></ul><ul><li>in the order in which they </li></ul><ul><li>happened. </li></ul>
  3. 3. We are learning to use structure and features of a recount. <ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Orientation Who? When? Where? Why? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Events (what happened) are identified and described in time order. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Express a personal opinion </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. In a recount we use this type of language: <ul><li>Use time words in the body. </li></ul><ul><li>Past tense to show that it has already happened. </li></ul><ul><li>Name people and places . </li></ul><ul><li>Use action verbs , adverbs and adjectives . </li></ul><ul><li>Write what people say in direct speech – use speech marks. </li></ul><ul><li>Use specific language – ‘stuff’ </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>As a class our task today is t o write an introduction that would: </li></ul><ul><li>capture the attention of the audience and </li></ul><ul><li>give an orientation </li></ul><ul><li>First, we will read some introduction ideas . </li></ul>
  6. 6. Introduction Ideas <ul><li>It was such a sunny day on Saturday that we decided that we needed a picnic at the beach. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>“ CLIP CLOP.” As Stephen and I went down to the creek on the horse, the pukekos glided up above like a gust of wind. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>My sisters and I, we made straight for the pupu pool. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>It had been a tricky one! Stubborn, you could say. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>I awoke so excited. It was going to be Gala Day at school today. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Now it’s your turn… <ul><li>Write an introduction that will: </li></ul><ul><li>capture the attention of the audience and </li></ul><ul><li>give an orientation </li></ul><ul><li>Come back to the mat when you have </li></ul>
  12. 12. Your task as authors today is to complete the recount we have started writing as a class. <ul><li>You will be successful if you have: </li></ul><ul><li>The events are in the order that they happened. </li></ul><ul><li>Use at least 3 time-sequence words in the body. </li></ul><ul><li>Use at least 2 action verbs and 3 adjectives. </li></ul><ul><li>Use your senses to show what happens rather than show. </li></ul><ul><li>Written it so that the audience feels like they are really there. </li></ul>

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