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The Recount Writing Pack

Help your children to improve their recount writing skills with our resource pack. The pack includes posters, examples, planning tools, writing prompts and more!

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In this Teaching Pack...

  • Ten Recount Writing Posters - A selection of PDF posters that can be used to teach children about recount writing. Share them with your children on an interactive whiteboard or print them for use on a classroom display board. The posters are also available in a smaller card format.
  • Ten Examples of Recount Writing - Share our examples with your class and challenge them to find the features of recount writing. Can they improve them... or write an alternative version? Each type is available in two different versions to help with your differentiation. Editable versions of each are also available!
  • Three Recount Writing Checklists – Printable checklists to help your children to review and improve their recount writing! Includes an editable version, so you can add your own items to the checklist.
  • Two Recount Writing Planners – Two editable Word documents that children can use to plan their recount writing. Includes helpful advice and reminders to support the writing process.
  • Twelve Recount Writing Storyboard Templates – A set of storyboard templates to help your children plan their recounts and put the events into chronological order. Includes versions with / without spaces for text and pictures.
  • Twenty-Four Recount Writing Activity Cards – Twenty-four cards with different ideas for recount writing! Choose a card as a challenge for your class or give them out at random!
  • Twelve When, Where, Who, How, What, Why? Cards – Challenge your children to write the introduction to a recount based on the information on these cards! Can they write the rest of the recount too?
  • Eight Display Banners - Printable banners to decorate your classroom displays!

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Teaching Packs The Recount Writing Pack Help your children to improve their recount writing skills with our resource pack. The pack includes posters, examples, planning tools, writing prompts and more! SKU UPC Model

First Steps Resource; Recount Writing

Sep 02, 2016 by Paula Lehane

An excellent resource to use with the First Steps approach to writing. The resources here use and explain the key terms very effectively. The differentiated levels for the texts are also very useful for ensuring that all children are able to access the features of this writing genre. The checklists are very useful for the kids as well!


Recount Writing Pack

Sep 15, 2015 by Shirley Stevens

Great pack but would be really useful to have an editable version(Word) of the recount examples so that I could do a shared edit with the children on the interactive whiteboard. Also I could then create a version with deliberate mistakes(based on AFL of my class).
Thank you


Wonderful resource for First Steps

Aug 05, 2015 by Katie

I love this resource,we use First Steps writing program in our school and I found this so helpful in using age appropriate examples of recount writing.Its all there ,texts to model with , worksheets and tasks to use with groups or individuals if you prefer in a simple structured way.I could have made some of these but it would have taken far too much time.These are like something made my a class teacher .V functional


good for display and examples of recounts

Jun 22, 2015 by Richard Stevens

This collection is ideal for display. For activities there are some examples of recounts, check lists and writing frames. There are also activity cards that give a stimulus, although these lack a visual. Another resource answers the question words to give note form of a recount.


Recount Writing

Jun 22, 2015 by Laura

I loved this pack. We used them as part of a display which children could refer to during their writing. They were colourful, well laid out and very child appropriate. The children loved the writing checklists!


Loved it!

Apr 25, 2015 by Jennifer

Another fantastic resource. Made use of almost everything in this pack! The examples of writing are great to use in whole class teaching settings and provide students with an idea of what is expected of their writing. Also the writing checklists are great to remind everyone what needs to be included in different genres. Thanks!


Recount Writing Pack

Apr 20, 2015 by Karen Brogan

This is an excellent resource, well laid out, easy to use, teacher and child friendly. The different examples of recount writing are colourful, interesting and appropriate. The Recount Writing Pack is a must have in my classroom, especially the question word grid, which we use not only in the context of Recount but also as a template/worksheet which is invaluable when children compose their own questions on text read, applied in a cross-curricular manner.More packs please!


Recount Writing Record

Mar 17, 2015 by Trena

I am a preservice teacher who used the recount writing resources while on Prac in a year 1 class, the teacher was so impressed with them I gave them to her, she signed up and so did several other teachers at the school. They said they made the learning concepts clear and easy to follow while connecting with the students by the use of the engaging character. I will continue to use the amazing resources from this site when in the work force as I can trust they are accurate and professional.
Thank you Teaching Packs


Recount Resources

Jan 26, 2015 by Michael Kerr

I have used this resource several times and find it outstanding. I really enjoy the teaching packs and can't wait for the new ones to come out.


Recount writing

Jan 20, 2015 by RUTH LAMBOURNE

Super resources. I used for P345 composite class. The writing planner was well set out. excellent material for display


4.8 5.0 18 18 An excellent resource to use with the First Steps approach to writing. The resources here use and explain the key terms very effectively. The differentiated levels for the texts ar The Recount Writing Pack
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