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This sample recount is labelled to show you the structure and language features of a recount text. TITLE : A visit to a sheep property ORIENTATION : Last holidays I visited a sheep property. I helped in the shearing sheds and in the yards. SEQUENCE OF EVENTS : On the first day the Merino wethers were crutched. I helped by sweeping up after the rouseabout picked up the wool pieces. Shearers start early (at 7.30 am). After lunch, we started shearing the lambs. There were more than 400 so we didn't finish until the next day. Once again I was sweeping and picking up dags. I was tired by the end of the day in the shed but our work wasn't finished. We all had to help to get the wethers and lambs back into the paddocks. As well, we had to get a mob of ewes and their lambs into the yards for shearing the next day. Then it was time for tea (that's what my nanna calls dinner). REORIENTATION : This was a very long day but I enjoyed it a lot. Past Tense - visited, had Action Terms - crutched - helped Indicates When - After lunch Indicates Where - in the shed Focuses on Individuals - I , We So... What is it? -It is a text that tells us about what had happened in series of events in sequence. What is the function? -To tell an event in the past time chronologically What is the generic structure of recount text? -Orientation -Series of events -Reorientation
Not all recount text closed by reorientation. To make it easier we can answer the questions: *Who involved in the story? *Where it happened? *When it happened? What are in series of events? -In series of events the writer writes the events chronologically. the location and the time. followed by the second event to the the last event. What is in reorientation? -In reorientation the writer draw a conclusion or gives comment about the story. It begins from the first event.What is in Orientation? -In orientation the writer at least introduces the main character(s). . It is optional. The sum of events depend on the creativity of the writer.