Recount writing

4/5P have been writing recounts!
Recounts describe past events.
– Events are presented in chronological order.
– Time connectives such as “then, next, meanwhile, during” can be included.
– The writer must think about “Who, what, when, how” in order to plan a succinct recount.

Sport with Grades 4-6.pptx by

What was your favourite event and why?

Do you think it important to document events? Why/why not?

What is the value of writing a recount?

6 thoughts on “Recount writing

  1. Hello 4/5P

    Well done on creating a whole class recount on last week’s Sports session! It describes the event in enough detail for the reader to understand how our morning session went.

    I like the first paragraph – it starts with “It was a chilly Thursday morning when…”. It paints a picture in the reader’s mind! Plus it sounds more creative and descriptive than “On Thursday…..” doesn’t it? How else could we have started in an original and creative way?

    I look forward to reading more of your writing!

    • Hey Mrs Placek
      I like the first pargragh to!!
      What makes you like the first pargragh?
      I liked doing sport with 5/6JC!!
      I thought it was chilly too!!
      Bye
      Olivia S

  2. Hello Mrs Placek & 4/5P,

    Even though I wasn’t at your sports morning, by reading your recount it feels like I know everything that happened. I like that it the events are sequenced clearly. You also have a lovely orientation telling the reader (me in this case!) who, what, where and when.

    I think it is important to document events when they are fresh in your mind so that you have a record for future use. As many of you know, my memory is not so good so keeping a record is perfect for me! Do you think some blog posts are recounts?

    I look forward to reading more of your writing on the blog.

    Bye for now,
    Miss Crowther 🙂

  3. Hi everyone,

    My favourite event was hurdles -Gypsy

    My favourite event was hurdles because I am good at them and I love jumping over them – Olivia M

    We both loved doing the recount and writing our own because we were in the teachers group and we added to the recount that the whole class did togerether.

    What was your favourite event with the 4-5-6s? Why?

    Bye for now,
    Olivia and Gypsy

  4. Hi Miss Crowther,

    Thanks for the comment! it is me and Mia’s first time on the blog! we realy like it.

    Mia said: I realy liked sport with Mr J’s grade.

    Alicia said: it was realy fun and I want to do it again some time.

    bye for now
    From Mia & Alicia
    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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