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Planning and Writing About an Experience

In this worksheet, students plan and write about something they have done, focusing on the language conventions and grammatical structure of this kind of text.

'Planning and Writing About an Experience' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  Writing: Composition

Curriculum subtopic:  Plan What and Who to Write For

Difficulty level:  

down

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

A recount is a text that retells an event such as a school trip, football match or holiday. Biographies and autobiographies are also examples of recounts.

 

Girl typing at a computer

 

Recounts often include the following features.

 

1) An introductory sentence usually sets the scene.

On Friday our football team played a match against our main rivals.

 

2) Events are related in chronological order (the order in which they happened).

 

3) Recounts are written in the past tense.

 

4) They can be written in the first or the third person.

 

5) They often answer these questions: who? what? where? when? how? why?

 

6) They can include descriptive language and opinions.

 

7) They often contain sequencing connectives (e.g. first, next, then, finally).

 

8) They may end with a summary or a comment on the events.

It was the best trip I have ever been on.

 

In this worksheet you can practise writing a recount, focusing on including all the above features. Remember that you can look back at this introduction as often as you like by clicking on the Help button.

In the box below, write a recount of an event that you have enjoyed. It could be a trip to the seaside, a day in London, a special birthday party or anything else. Write your recount in the first person and try to include the features that are listed in the introduction. (Remember that you can look back at the introduction by clicking on the Help button.)

 

  • Question 1

In the box below, write a recount of an event that you have enjoyed. It could be a trip to the seaside, a day in London, a special birthday party or anything else. Write your recount in the first person and try to include the features that are listed in the introduction. (Remember that you can look back at the introduction by clicking on the Help button.)

 

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
Award a maximum of 10 marks for the recount.
1) Award one mark if there is an introductory sentence to set the scene.
2) Award one mark if the events are related in chronological order.
3) Award one mark if the recount is written consistently in the past tense.
4) Award one mark if the recount is written consistently in the first person (I and we).
5 and 6) Award up to two marks if the recount answers questions such as who? what? when? where? how?
7) Award one mark if there is evidence of descriptive language (such as powerful adjectives and adverbs).
8 and 9) Award up to two marks for the use of sequencing connectives such as first, next, then, finally.
10) Award one mark if the recount ends with a summary or comment on the events.
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