Introduction to Personal Recounts Unit Plan

Unit Plan

Introduction to Personal Recounts Unit Plan

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10 x Lessons | This unit is suitable for Grades: 1 - 2

This English unit has been designed to introduce the recount text type to younger students; specifically, the purpose, structure and language features of personal recounts.

It consists of 10 lessons of approximately 60 minutes duration.

The sequence of lessons and suggested time frames should be regarded as a guide only; teachers should pace lessons in accordance with the individual learning needs of their class.

An independent writing task, which may couple as an assessment task, is included in the unit. The number of lessons required to complete this task may vary from class to class.

 

 Lessons

Lesson 1 60 minutes

On the Weekend

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A 60 minute lesson designed to introduce the personal recount text type.

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Lesson 2 60 minutes

Personal Recounts - Text Structure

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will identify and explore the structure of personal recounts.

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Lesson 3 60 minutes

Personal Recounts - Language Features

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will identify and explore the language features of personal recounts.

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Lesson 4 60 minutes

Sequencing Ideas Using Time Connectives

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will investigate how events can be sequenced using time connectives.

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Lesson 5 60 minutes

Action Verbs in Simple Past Tense

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will investigate how action verbs can be expressed in simple past tense.

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Lesson 6 60 minutes

Adding Detail Using Describing Words

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will investigate how descriptive words, such as adjectives, can add detail to a personal recount.

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Lesson 7 60 minutes

Adding Detail Using Emotion Words

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will investigate how emotion words can add detail to a personal recount.

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Lesson 8 60 minutes

Personal Recounts - Modeled Writing

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will jointly construct a simple personal recount about a familiar experience.

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Lesson 9 60 minutes

Personal Recounts - Shared Writing

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will construct a simple personal recount about a familiar experience in pairs.

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Lesson 10 60 minutes

Personal Recounts - Independent Writing

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will independently construct a simple personal recount about a familiar experience.

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Common Core State Standards alignment


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