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Year 1

What is a recount?

I can name some features of a recount.

New
New
Year 1

What is a recount?

I can name some features of a recount.

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Lesson details

Key learning points

  1. A recount is a type of writing which retells something that has already happened
  2. Recounts are mostly told in chronological or time order
  3. Recounts are mostly written in the first person using 'I', 'me' and 'my'
  4. Personal recounts can include facts and opinions
  5. Recounts are told in the past tense

Common misconception

Pupils may struggle to speak correctly in the past tense, particularly with irregular verbs (e.g. saying 'sawed' or 'seed' for saw).

Use this lesson as an opportunity for as much oral rehearsal as possible to support children's errors in the moment. Repeat and re-model sentences back to them. Model incorrectly and ask the children to spot your mistakes.

Keywords

  • Recount - A recount is a piece of writing that recalls an event or experience.

  • Chronological order - arranging events in time order

  • First person - the 'I/we' perspective

  • Past tense - tells the reader the action happened before now

  • Opinion - a personal view about something

Licence

This content is © Oak National Academy Limited (2024), licensed on Open Government Licence version 3.0 except where otherwise stated. See Oak's terms & conditions (Collection 2).

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6 Questions

Q1.
Match the words to the correct word class.
Correct Answer:noun,fox

fox

Correct Answer:adjective,red

red

Correct Answer:verb,ran

ran

Q2.
Identify the verbs.
train
Correct answer: eat
Correct answer: hug
yellow
Q3.
Identify the sentence that is grammatically correct.
i cooked eggs and rice
I cooked eggs and rice
Correct answer: I cooked eggs and rice.
I cooked Eggs and Rice.
Q4.
Which of these punctuation marks should not end a sentence?
Correct answer: comma
full stop
exclamation mark
Q5.
Which of these sentences is correct?
The tense describes the noun in the sentence.
Correct answer: The tense tells the reader when the action happens.
The tense tells the reader what is going to happen next.
Q6.
Which word in a sentence helps you know which tense the sentence is written in?
noun
Correct answer: verb
adjective

6 Questions

Q1.
A recount ...
is the number of pages in a book.
Correct answer: retells events that have happened in our own lives.
is a type of punctuation mark used to separate sentences.
Q2.
The past tense ...
is happening now.
Correct answer: happened before now.
never happens.
Q3.
Identify the past tense form of the verb ‘go’.
going
goed
Correct answer: went
will go
Q4.
What order is a recount written in?
non-chronological order
order of importance
random order
Correct answer: chronological order
Q5.
Identify the first person words.
Correct answer: I
you
fun
went
Correct answer: my
Q6.
Identify the past tense verb in the following sentence: 'I walked home.'
Correct Answer: walked, Walked