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Non-Fiction Texts

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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 already happened.

Examples are: biographies, autobiographies, reviews.

Below is an example for you to look at.


Key FeaturesExplanation
Title1. This is key, it lets the reader know exactly what the
text is about.
2. It should be short and clear – to the point.
Information1. This section of the text can be presented in many
different ways depending on what sort of text you
are producing.
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



Recounting texts can presented in a variety of different ways:

1. headings/sub-headings

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
friend/family member
1. Recount by writing a review of a
movie you watched
2. Recount by writing a review of a
holiday experience



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