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Assessment Resource Centre (ARC)

  1. Kindergarten
  2. English
  3. Activities
  4. Recount
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New Work Samples

Foundation Statement strands

The following strands are covered in this activity:


Description of activity

Students draft a simple recount of an excursion or event. They use handwriting or a word processing program.

Suggested materials

Blank paper, pencils, computer (optional)

Prior learning

Students have jointly constructed simple recounts. They are familiar with the use of action verbs, adverbs, conjunctions and past tense.


Producing Texts (WES1.9)
Engages in writing texts with the intention of conveying an idea or message
Grammar and punctuation (WES1.10)
Produces simple texts that show the emergence of the grammar and punctuation needed to achieve the purpose of the text
Spelling (WES1.11)
Begins to use letters to represent known words when spelling
Handwriting and computer technology (WES1.12)
Produces most lower-case and upper-case letters and uses computer technology to begin to construct texts

Criteria for assessing learning

Students will be assessed on their ability to:

  • use a basic recount text structure
  • use action verbs, adverbs, conjunctions and past tense
  • use appropriate sentence structure and punctuation
  • use strategies to spell words correctly.
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