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Memories Recount

Memories Recount
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Students will experience a basic recount planner by drawing pictures to represent Where, Who and What they did on the weekend, holidays or other personal experience. It also introduces time openers such as First, Then, Next. Students will then use these ideas to write a basic recount.

Weekend or holiday recounts are a simple way for students to begin writing using the structure of a recount. The blank option could be used along with a language experience you choose to give the students or a personal experience of their own choice.

Suitable for
  • Relief Teachers
  • Parents
Lesson Structure
  • Individual Activity
  • Rotations / Group Work
  • Class Activity
Curriculum Codes

AC9E1LA03 9

Explore how texts are organised according to their purpose, such as to recount, narrate, express opinion, inform, report and explain

ACELA1447 8.4

Understand that the purposes texts serve shape their structure in predictable ways

EN1-7B old

Identifies how language use in their own writing differs according to their purpose, audience and subject matter

EN1-OLC-01 new

Communicates effectively by using interpersonal conventions and language to extend and elaborate ideas for social and learning interactions

EN1-UARL-01 new

Understands and responds to literature by creating texts using similar structures, intentional language choices and features appropriate to audience and purpose


Understand that the purposes texts serve shape their structure in predictable ways



Students may require somebody to scribe their sentences for them to copy.


Give students additional paper and ask them to use descriptive words to make their writing even more detailed.

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