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LANGUAGE: RECOUNT WRITING. TELLING YOUR OWN STORY!. WHAT IS A RECOUNT?. A recount is a piece of writing that retells something that happened in the past All of the events must go in order from beginning to end In your recount you must answer the questions (who? what? when? where? why?)

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language recount writing

LANGUAGE:RECOUNT WRITING

TELLING YOUR OWN STORY!

what is a recount
WHAT IS A RECOUNT?
  • A recount is a piece of writing that retells something that happened in the past
  • All of the events must go in order from beginning to end
  • In your recount you must answer the questions (who? what? when? where? why?)
  • Recounts are non-fiction
recount planner
RECOUNT PLANNER

TITLE

The title should be interesting and catchy and give the reader an idea of what the recount is about. You must use capitals!

ORIENTATION

In 1 or 2 sentences answer the questions: Who? What? When? Where? Why?

In 1-2 paragraphs, tell the reader what happened. Make that your events are in order. Use your step words and make sure that you use descriptive words.

SEQUENCE OF EVENTS

In 1-2 sentences, describe your feelings about the events

PERSONAL COMMENT

recount planner1
RECOUNT PLANNER

TITLE

ORIENTATION

SEQUENCE OF EVENTS

PERSONAL COMMENT

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RECOUNT PLANNER.When you are filling out your planner, use point form only, then when you move onto your good copy, turn them into sentences

My Crazy New Year

TITLE

My friends and I gathered together at Joe Dogs Restaurant to celebrate New Years Eve!

ORIENTATION

  • In the beginning, shopping for a new dress, jewelry etc.
  • Then home to get dressed
  • Friends came over for treats
  • Walked to the restaurant
  • Had food, did count down with champagne
  • Danced the night away
  • Went home and then to sleep

SEQUENCE OF EVENTS

  • Had lots of fun
  • Felt excited
  • Was tired in the end

PERSONAL COMMENT

recount writing rough copy
Recount WritingRough Copy

Remember when you are writing the

rough copy of your recount, you must skip lines and make sure that each section of the recount is its own paragraph…

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Recount Writing: Rough Copy SampleSee if you can find the mistakes in the rough copy of Miss Humes’ recount about her New Year…

My crazy Nwe Year

On New Year’s eve 2010, my friends and I gathered togethere to celebrate the new year!

Early on new years eve I woke up and went to the mall to go shopping for a new dress to wear that night. I found the dress that I wanted to wear and then I headed home. When I got home, I started to get ready to go out. by the time I was ready, my friends arrived at my house. There were plenty of treats for them. Once everyone was there, it was time to head to the restaurant called Joe dogs Restaurant. We eated food then danced for a while and chatted with friends. Soon, it was time for the countdown. Once the New Year came, everyone hugged and lafed and sipped their champagne! Soon the night was over and we all walked back to my house. After a short time, everyone went home, and I was finally able to go to sleep

New Year’s Eve, 2010 was a very exciting time! I had a lot of fun with my friends!

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Recount Writing: Rough Copy SampleNow that you have corrected the recount, can you identify the different parts of a recount (TITLE, ORIENTATION, SEQUENCE OF EVENTS AND PERSONAL COMMENT

My Crazy New Year

On New Year’s eve 2010, my friends and I gathered together to celebrate the new year!

Early on new years eve I woke up and went to the mall to go shopping for a new dress to wear that night. I found the dress that I wanted to wear and then I headed home. When I got home, I started to get ready to go out. by the time I was ready, my friends arrived at my house. There were plenty of treats for them. Once everyone was there, it was time to head to the restaurant called Joe dogs Restaurant. We ate food then danced for a while and chatted with friends. Soon, it was time for the countdown. Once the New Year came, everyone hugged and laughed and sipped their champagne! Soon the night was over and we all walked back to my house. After a short time, everyone went home, and I was finally able to go to sleep

New Year’s Eve, 2010 was a very exciting time! I had a lot of fun with my friends!

now it s your turn
Now It’s your turn

Try filling out your own recount planner! Your first topic is New Years!

Once you are finished your planner, hand it in to the teacher!