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Writing About Past Experience

In this worksheet, students learn how to help improve their understanding of writing about experience, generally in the past tense.

'Writing About Past Experience' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 3

Curriculum topic:   Writing

Curriculum subtopic:   Purpose and Audience Awareness

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

Recount writing retells past events. It aims to inform and entertain the reader.

Features of recount writing:

- Recounts start by setting the scene – What? Where? When? How?

- Events are in chronological order.

- They are written in the past tense and in active voice.

- They use time connectives e.g., after, then, next, meanwhile.

- They focus on people and events.

- They use first or third person point of view.

- They use technical language relevant to the subject.

- The closing statement should comment on or evaluate events.

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