06 Mar





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.

Event 1

At first I thought a tyre had gone but when I saw telegraph poles collapsing like matchsticks.

Event 2

The rocks came tumbling accross the road and I had to abandon the car.

Event 3

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.


Possible Activity

Technique: Reciprocal Reading (Predicting, Clarifying, Questioning, Summarizing)

Topic       : Earthquake

Media       : Checklist and Essay form




  1. Have students worksheet related to the information will be discussed.
  2. Using slide of power point, show the students only the Orientation part of the text.
  3. Question students what might probably happen in the story, while students make a note on the form related the information.

“what was happenning to the author?”

  1. Keep showing the slide containing the events of the story, while the students clarify some information they read from the text.
  1. Share the students the whole content of the text.
  2. Ask some questions related to story.
  1. Use their own words, students re-write the story.
  2. Have randomly certain students to retell the story by their own version.


  1. What did the writer think at first?
  2. Why did the writer have to leave the car?
  3. Can you retell the event by using your own words? (speaking)
  4. 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!)

  1. Recount Text activity 1
  2. Recount Text activity 2

Posted by on March 6, 2012 in News



  1. Nurjannah Deliva Putri Rusnady

    May 9, 2012 at 21:35

    European called “Pasta,,Pasta,,Pasta”,,

    What do you think when i say ” PASTA”,,yummyi,,,,you must imagine how is the of the pasta,it is very delicious taste , u wanna try ?
    Pasta has various shape ,The basic types of pasta, dry or fresh, can be further divided into categories according to their taste : Pasta asciutta and Pasta in brodo or pastina. Briefly, the term pasta asciutta describes all those substantial daily dishes such as the familiar spaghetti, Fusili, Penne, Capelinni, Fusilli bucati etc,,
    The Cooking times is vary according to the the type of pasta, but the result should be al-dente. Pasta should not be drained too thoroughly, otherwise you will find that the pasta stick together, especially Lasagne.
    As a furtner precaution cooks may add a teaspoon of oil to the water while it is still boiling to prevent the pasta from sticking together.

    for more info about Pasta and any European food, notify me on my email,

    • verragegz

      May 9, 2012 at 22:19

      actually i don’t understand about the pasta…
      but, i think your writen is nothing wrong

  2. Fitri

    May 9, 2012 at 09:51

    Sushi, what do you think about sushi?sushi is delicious food and have a various taste. In here, i’ll tell you little a bit about it. Sushi is japanese food. All of the people exactly know if sushi is favorite of japanese. We can found it in japanese resto and absolutely expensive price. All of people and chef were agree if sushi is both delicious and healthy food as well as has nutritious because it is low in fat and high in omega-3 fatty acids; the seaweed contains iron, the vegetable contain vitamins, and the rice contains complex carbohydrates. Sushi has 3 important ingredient, they’re: shari, Nori and salmon. Shari is japanese rice mixed with dressing consisting of rice vinegar, salt, sugar and occasionally kombu and sake. Nori is the black seaweed wrappers and type of algae. The last, salmon is rich in vitamin D. Sushi usually can be main cost or dessert. So, sushi is very nice taste and healthy food.


    • Nurjannah Deliva Putri Rusnady

      May 9, 2012 at 22:02

      ahaaa i see 🙂
      but u must try to taste with wasabi sauce or wasabi mayo eehhhmm yuuummiii,
      like this 🙂

      Futo-maki (Thick-Rolled Sushi)
      Hoso-maki (Thin-Rolled Sushi)
      Ana-kyu-maki (Conger eel and cucumber roll)
      Chutoro-maki (Marbled tuna roll)
      Kaiware-maki (Daikon-sprout roll)
      Kampyo-maki (Dried gourd)
      Kappa-maki (Cucumber)
      Natto-maki (Fermented soybean roll)
      Negitoro-maki (Scallion and tuna roll)
      Oshinko-maki (Pickled-daikon rolls)
      Otoro-maki (Fatty tuna roll)
      Tekka-maki (Tuna)
      Tekkappa-maki (Selection of tuna and cucumber rolls)
      Umejiso-maki (Japanese ume plum and perilla-leaf roll)
      Temaki-zushi (Hand-Rolled Sushi) called “party sushi”; a cone shaped sushi held together with nori.
      Maguro-temaki (Tuna temaki)

      god job fitri 😀

  3. Utha

    May 9, 2012 at 05:00

    BNS is tourism site in Batu. BNS is opened everynight. It is place make everybody fun. There are playground, air skating is enchanted, beautiful lampion garden. BNS is interesting place for holiday at night.


  4. Delivaa

    May 8, 2012 at 17:41

    on the tuasday we study about descriptive texs

    • ririn

      May 8, 2012 at 17:45

      deliva,,you should write the word “tuasday” with “tuesday” and the word “texs” with “text”

      • Nurjannah Deliva Putri Rusnady

        May 9, 2012 at 22:03

        hihi, i see ririn, im sorry for my mistake 😀 😀


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