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Writing About an Experience: The Day Trip

In this worksheet, students complete this writing task which can be marked by an adult with the aid of the mark scheme included.

'Writing About an Experience: The Day Trip' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 3

Curriculum topic:   Writing

Curriculum subtopic:   Use Growing Knowledge to Support Writing

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

 

This writing tasks asks you to recount an event from your memory. Do not worry if you cannot remember every last detail, the important thing is that you tell the event in an interesting and engaging way, and you use the past tense to do so.

 

You also need to use the first person, as it happened to you.

 

When you put the events into chronological (time) order, it will help to use time connectives such as later, then, meanwhile, etc.

 

Remember to vary your sentences and use commas to separate your clauses. Starting with “As I was......, something amazing happened”. Is more interesting than “One day I was....”.

 

Try to spend about 45 minutes on this task.

 

 

You have been asked to write a recount about a memorable day trip or holiday you have been on. It could be a trip from school or with friends or family. It could be to any place; the beach, a theme park, a museum, a city, anywhere! 

 

Think carefully about the order of the day before you start, so you keep it in chronological (time) order and use time connectives to help you.

  • Question 1

 

 

You have been asked to write a recount about a memorable day trip or holiday you have been on. It could be a trip from school or with friends or family. It could be to any place; the beach, a theme park, a museum, a city, anywhere! 

 

Think carefully about the order of the day before you start, so you keep it in chronological (time) order and use time connectives to help you.

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
Writing mark scheme based on National Curriculum levels.

9 or 10 marks: Writing is controlled and confident. They use a range of vocabulary and spelling is generally correct. Paragraphs clearly support the meaning.

7 or 8 marks: Starting to vary sentence structure. Using “although, on the other hand, meanwhile” (connectives). Using paragraphs to clearly organise their work.

5 or 6 marks: Using “if, when, because” (connectives). Beginning to use paragraphs. Punctuation, including speech marks, used correctly.

3 or 4 marks: Use some complex sentences with “and, but, so,” (connectives) in them. Basic spelling and punctuation correct. Straightforward sentences used.

1 or 2 marks: Using capital letters and full stops. Vary the way they begin a sentence. Simple vocabulary.
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