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Historical Recounts

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By Emma, Kate and Michaela

Historical Recount
Historical recounts are the retelling of factual events that have happened in the past. They focus on significant events that involve a larger spectrum of people rather than just one person.

social purpose
: is to document and explain a series of events or period in history, and to evaluate the significance of the events.

Sets the time and context - who? where? when? what?

Record of events
Tells the audience 'what happened?'
Uses paragraphs to record events in chronological order
Must indicate or imply time period
May include causes and consequences of events

Evaluates or sums up the significance of the events
Activity 1
Timeline activity:
'Francis Drake and the Voyage of the Golden Hind'

Arrange the paragraphs in chronological order
along the timeline

Language features
Language features include:
Third person - writer recounts out of their direct experience
Past tense – actions made in the past (-ed is added to most verbs)
Common nouns - people, places and things.
Proper nouns - specific people, places, times and events.
Action verbs - doing words (words to describe actions)
Relating verbs - words that link two pieces of information.
Prepositions - locators in time and space
Connectives - sequencing and linking words
References - referring words

Activity 2
Historical Recounts
Creates cohesion in texts.

References are words that refer to other words or concepts that have already appeared or will appear in the text.

May be used to avoid unnecessary repetition in the text.
Record of events
1st Event
2nd Event
3rd Event
4th Event
Child example
What are the strengths and weaknesses of this child's historical recount?

Consider what you have learnt today:
Language Features

Refer to your posters for guidance
Timeline activity
Record of events
Personal (using personal & possessive pronouns)
Eg, it, he, her, they, his, theirs

Demonstrative (points at specific things being referred to)
Eg, there, these, here, this

Comparative (relation of contrast between referring words)
Eg, other, same, similarly, more, less

Definite article
Eg, the

Text reference
Eg, this and these

Types of references
Exophoric: references that point outwards from the text

Endophoric: references that point in towards the text.
Anaphoric (links back to something already introduced)
Cataphoric (Refers forward in the text to something that has not yet been introduced)
Barwick, J. (2008) Language Conventions: Year 5. Teaching Solutions: Albert Park, Australia.
Derewianka, B. (2012) A new grammar companion for teachers. PETAA: Newtown, NSW, Australia.
First Steps Literacy. (2013) Writing Resource Book. Department of Education: WA, Australia. Retrieved from: http://www.det.wa.edu.au/stepsresources/detcms/education/stepsresources/first-steps-literacy/writing-resource-book.en?oid=com.arsdigita.cms.contenttypes.FileStorageItem-id-13760408
Emmit, M., Zbaracki, M., Komesaroff, l., & Pollock, J. (2010) 5th Edition. Language and Learning: An Introduction for Teaching. Oxford University Press: Victoria, Australia.
Humphrey, S., Droga, L., & Feez. S. (2012) Grammar and Meaning. PETAA: Newtown, NSW, Australia.
The National Literacy Strategy (2001) Year 5 Booster Units: Unit 3 Historical Recount. Retrieved from: http://dera.ioe.ac.uk/4930/3/nls_y5booster_hisrecount.pdf
University of Saskatchewan (2011) Reference. Curtis & Cam: Saskatchewan, Canada. Retrieved from: http://linguistics.usask.ca/Ling347/webp/cohesion2/reference.html
University of Sydney(2012) Using reference words. Retrieved from: http://writesite.elearn.usyd.edu.au/m3/m3u5/m3u5s5/m3u5s5_1.htm
Wing Jan, L. (2009) 3rd Edition. Write Ways: Modelling Writing Forms. Oxford University Press: Victoria, Australia.
Activity 2
Reference Activity: 'The Eureka Stockade'

Your task is to fill in the blanks with the missing 'reference' words.

Barwick, J. (2008) Language Conventions: Year 5. Teaching Solutions: Albert Park, Australia
The National Literacy Strategy (2001) Year 5 Booster Units: Unit 3 Historical Recount. Retrieved from: http://dera.ioe.ac.uk/4930/3/nls_y5booster_hisrecount.pdf
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