Thursday, January 26, 2012

Siti Mentari Fitria

Siti Mentari Fitria
                                                                                     Class/ Smt          : C/ 3
                                                                                      NPM                  : 10211210321
“How to Write Recount Text”
Often you want to tell someone else that has happened in your life. You may want to tell the events that you experience at the end of last week. Or, perhaps an unforgettable event when you spend the holidays last year. Experiences shape the story orally or in writing of this kind is called a recount.
So, recount text is a text type which is used to recount events that happened or a person experiences in the past (in the past) and usually are arranged in a sequence of events. In a recount text, authors often use the word I or We to recount his experiences.
Recount is a text which retells events or experiences in the past. Its purpose is either to inform or to entertain the audience. There is no complication among the participants and that differentiates from narrative.
  1. Point out the purpose of oral recounts: to entertain by telling events, to retell some  events to the class. (BKOF)
  2. Develop and display a class chart with the words “who”, “when”, “where” to be used when presenting recounts. Students use these questions to structure their own oral recounts and to question each other, eg, who did you go with, when did you go?, etc. (JC)
  3.  Provide pictures of a familiar event for students to sequence, focusing on the importance of events being in order.
  4. Brainstorm and list events from a shared class experience. Model telling the events in the correct sequence.
  5. Jointly construct an oral recount of an excursion or class experience. Have students paint or draw pictures to illustrate events in the experience. Display pictures on a story board as an aid for the students in recounting the experience.
  6. Ask the students to work in pairs to prepare an oral recount of a class activity to an assembly. Assign different stages and events of the recount for each pair to reinforce the recount structure
  7. Provide a purpose for listening by outlining , eg., listen to decide your favorite part of the recount, listen so that you can tell part of the recount you can tell the class.
  8. Jointly construct retellings of picture book recounts

Recount text has Structure (generic structure) of this text consists of three elements:
Generic Structure Of Recount Text
·         Orientation
·         Series of events
·         Reorientation
In orientation the writer at least introduces the main character(s), the location and the time. To make it easier we can answer the questions:
Who involved in the story?
Where it happened?
When it happened?

Series Of Events
In series of events the writer writes the events chronologically. It begins from the first event, followed by the second event to the last event. The sum of events depend on the creativity of the writer.

In reorientation the writer draw a conclusion or gives comment about the story. Not all recount text closed by reorientation. It is optional.

Recount text aims to provide an overview (description) to the reader what happened and why it happened.

language characteristics (language features) recount text is:

     pronouns or objects (proper noun) to find out who or what is involved in the text.
     descriptive word to describe in detail the who, what, when, where, and how.
     using the past tense to tell event that has passed
     words that indicate the sequence of events (eg, first, next, then).

Included in this type of recount text is a history (history) biography of a figure,
newspaper reportage, or records / reports of eyewitnesses.
Language Feature of Recount
• Introducing personal participant; I, my group, etc
• Using chronological connection; then, first, etc
• Using linking verb; was, were, saw, heard, etc
• Using action verb; look, go, change, etc

Example Recount  Text
Mr. Richard’s family was on vacation. They are Mr. and Mrs. Richard with two sons. They went to London. They saw their travel agent and booked their tickets. They went to the British Embassy to get visas to enter Britain. They had booked fourteen days tour. This includes travel and accommodation. They also included tours around London
They boarded a large Boeing flight. The flight was nearly fourteen hours. On the plane the cabin crews were very friendly. They gave them news paper and magazine to read. They gave them food and drink. There was a film for their entertainment. They had a very pleasant flight. They slept part of the way.
 Purpose: Recount
This section describes the key characteristics of “recount” purpose writing.
Using the Scoring Rubric
The progress indicators in the scoring rubric have been developed to help teachers understand and evaluate their students’ progress and achievement in writing. Teachers are asked to make a “best-fit” judgment as to the level at which their student’s writing most predominantly sits for each of the seven content areas: Audience Awareness and Purpose, Content/Ideas, Structure/Organization, Language Resources, Grammar, Spelling, and Punctuation.

Recount is a text which retells events or experiences in the past. Its purpose is either to inform or to entertain the audience. There is no complication among the participants and that differentiates from narrative. And text Recount has Generic Structure Of Recount Text Orientation, Series of events and Reorientation.

Reference :
-          English Corner Perpustakaan Bahasa Inggris

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