|Recount||To retell events for the purpose of informing or entertaining||1) Orientation: provides the setting and introduces participants.
2) Events: tell what happened, in what sequence.
3) Re-orientation: optional-closure of events.
|1) Focus on specific participants
2) Use of material processes
3) Circumstances of time and place
4) Focus on temporal sequences
5) Use of Past Tense
Sample of text
I was driving along the coast road when the car suddenly lurched to one side.
At first I thought a tyre had gone but when I saw telegraph poles collapsing like matchsticks.
The rocks came tumbling accross the road and I had to abandon the car.
When I got back to town, well, as I said, there wasn’t much left.
Finally, I realized that earthquake had strucked the whole town.
Technique: Reciprocal Reading (Predicting, Clarifying, Questioning, Summarizing)
Topic : Earthquake
Media : Checklist and Essay form
“what was happenning to the author?”
- What did the writer think at first?
- Why did the writer have to leave the car?
- Can you retell the event by using your own words? (speaking)
- What will you do if it happens to you?
Besides implementing the activities above, you can also apply such activities as done by students of SMP Emmanuel Batu as the following: (Please download the files below!)
- Recount Text activity 1
- Recount Text activity 2