Introduction to Personal Recounts Unit Plan

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10 x lessons | Suitable for grades: 1 - 2

This writing 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-minute durations.

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.


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  • Brittany Collins

    Hi Cassandra! The personal recount unit is a bit different as it focuses on retelling an event as a means to inform and entertain. With a personal narrative, it narrates a story for the purpose of entertaining and has a problem and resolution. While this unit still may be useful for your students, it may just be slightly different than a personal narrative.