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Assessment Resource Centre (ARC)

  1. Stage 3
  2. English
  3. Activities
  4. Recount
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Foundation Statement strands

The following strands are covered in this activity:


Description of activity

Students write a recount of a recent event at school or at home.

Suggested materials

Pens, pencils, paper, computer (optional)

Prior Learning

Students have written personal recounts based on their own experiences. They have jointly constructed oral and written recounts of shared experiences. Students have looked at the purpose of a recount, its structure in terms of orientation and sequence of events, and grammar.

Board of Studies NSW, English K–6 Modules, pp 287–295
Board of Studies NSW, English K–6 Work Samples, p 110


Producing Texts (WS3.9)
Produces a wide range of well-structured and well-presented literary and factual texts for a wide variety of purposes and audiences using increasingly challenging topics, ideas, issues and written language features.
Grammar and Punctuation (WS3.10)
Uses knowledge of sentence structure, grammar and punctuation to edit own writing.
Spelling (WS3.11)
Spells most common words accurately and uses a range of strategies to spell unfamiliar words.
Handwriting and Computer Technology (WS3.12)
Produces texts in a fluent and legible style and uses computer technology to present these effectively in a variety of ways.

Criteria for assessing learning

Students will be assessed on their ability to:

  • plan, structure, and construct a personal recount
  • use grammatical features, sentence structure and punctuation appropriate for a recount
  • use letters of consistent size and slope in NSW Foundation Style
  • use a range of strategies to spell unfamiliar words
  • demonstrate basic desktop publishing skills.
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