Monday, February 27, 2012

Recount (Story genre)

A recount retells past events in the order in which they happened
• Orientation: sets the scene
• Sequence of events in the order in which they happened
• (optional) a final personal comment or reflection

Language features
• Opening words capture reader’s interest
• May use the first person
• Most often in the past tense, but may be in the immediate present for effect
• Vary sentences length: simple, compound or complex
• Short sentences increase tension; longer sentences provide contrast and detail
• Time words connect events (e.g. As soon as….; Eventually…; Then…; A few moments later…)
• Noun groups describe people and places (e.g. the noisy children playing in the park)
• May include reported or direct speech (He said …….)

adapted from google

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