Writing a recount

Challenge reference: 4870

Notional learning hours  20
Level Entry 1
Subject area
Learning aim

The learner will identify the key features of recount writing and apply these in their own writing.

Learning context

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Learning outcomes

What the learner needs to know, understand or be able to do

The learner will:

  1. Actively listen and respond to recount texts.


  2. Write a simple recount based on personal experience.

Assessment criteria

What the learner need to demonstrate in order to meet the learning outcome

The learner can:

    • Listen to two or three texts in this genre
    • Discuss relevant titles for recount texts
    • Use simple adjectives to describe senses in a discussion 
    • Link feelings to a specific event or experience
    • Recognise and identify captions and/or labels
    • Write an appropriate title
    • Use simple adjectives to describe senses
    • Link feelings to a specific event and/or experience
    • Order events chronologically
    • Write in 1st person
    • Use simple time connectives
    • Write in simple sentences using capital letters and full stops
    • Label or caption a photograph or illustration