Activity 5 – To Recount
Recount non-fiction texts are always in past tense this is
because they are recounting something, remembering
something so it has to be from the past, something that has
Examples are: biographies, autobiographies, reviews.
Below is an example for you to look at.
|Title||1. This is key, it lets the reader know exactly what the|
text is about.
2. It should be short and clear – to the point.
|Information||1. This section of the text can be presented in many|
different ways depending on what sort of text you
2. However it is presented (bullet points, paragraph,
sub-headings) it needs to be clear and easy to
3. You are recounting something so make sure that
your writing is all in the past tense.
Now have a go at constructing your own non-fiction
recounting text. Some ideas are given below to help you.
If you need to, use the internet to help you.
Recounting texts can presented in a variety of different ways:
2. clear paragraphs
5.although factual recounting texts can be told in a story-like
|1. Recount an experience you had|
when you were a child
2. Recount an experience of a
|1. Recount by writing a review of a|
movie you watched
2. Recount by writing a review of a