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Teaching Writing Reount Text Through Email By : NYAI DAHLIA ATMIYANTI 07211210209 SEMESTER VI.B FACULTY TEACHER TRAINING AND EDUCATION ENGLISH OF EDUCATION UNIVERSITY OF IBN KHALDUN BOGOR 2010 INTRODUCTION Background of the Study Writing is one of important basic to learn english because in writing skill the teacher can know about her student’s skill, and also of writing many kinds of books in which those are spread in different countries. In Indonesia there are many kinds of foreign books written in English, whether they are medical, Economical, Botanical, or other books, they claim Indonesian students to be able to learn and to use English in schools or in society in order that the books they read can be applied in various fields so that the development of science and technologies in Indonesia can be obtained. Email, is a computer based method of sending messages from one computer user to another. These messages usually consist of individual pieces of text which you can send to another computer user even if the other user is not logged in (i.e. using the computer) at the time you send your message. The message can then be read at a later time. This procedure is analogous to sending and receiving a letter. Originally, email messages were restricted to simple text, but now many systems can handle more complicated formats, such as graphics and word processed documents. THEORETICAL OF FOUNDATION Recount Text Definition of Recount Recount is a text which retells events or experiences in the past. Its purpose is either to inform or to entertain the audience. There is no complication among the participants and that differentiates from narrative Generic Structure of Recount 1. Orientation: Introducing the participants, place and time 2. Events: Describing series of event that happened in the past 3. Reorientation: It is optional. Stating personal comment of the writer to the story Language Feature of Recount • Introducing personal participant; I, my group, etc
etc • Using linking verb. This procedure is analogous to sending and receiving a letter. change. then. Example of Recount: There were so many places to see in Bali that my friend decided to join the tours to see as much as possible. but now many systems can handle more complicated formats. a growing number of individuals can be contacted in this way. email messages were restricted to simple text. first. He spent the first three days swimming and surfing on Kuta beach. It is optional.• Using chronological connection. The sums of events depend on the creativity of the writer. the second was to Ubud. most academic and research institutions are linked by a network called JANET (or Super JANET). etc • Using action verb. In the UK. To make it easier we can answer the questions: *Who involved in the story? *Where it happened? *When it happened? What are series of events? -In series of events the writer writes the events chronologically. were. Originally. was. It is straightforward to send electronic mail between users of different computer systems which are connected to major networks. look. heard. go. such as graphics and word processed documents. so email can be exchanged with most national and international networks. The message can then be read at a later time. The first one was to Singaraja. using the computer) at the time you send your message. Each user normally has their individual mailbox. followed by the second event to the last event. . These messages usually consist of individual pieces of text which you can send to another computer user even if the other user is not logged in (i. It begins from the first event. What is reorientation? -In reorientation the writer draw a conclusion or gives comment about the story. Not all recount text closed by reorientation. When mail is received on a computer system. it is usually stored in an electronic mailbox for the recipient to read later. In addition. My friend stayed in Kuta on arrival. Electronic mailboxes are usually special files on a computer which can be accessed using various commands. saw. Most major academic and research institutions and companies throughout the world can now be reached by electronic mail. etc • Using simple past tense Email Definition of email Email is a computer based method of sending messages from one computer user to another. the location and the time. He visited some tour agents and selected two tours. This is effectively part of the Internet. RECOUNT TEXT 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 What is Orientation? -In orientation the writer at least introduces the main character(s).e.
and the left-hand part refers to the user who belongs to that domain. My friend and his group drove on through mountains. Event 1 On Saturday we saw the Three Sisters and went on the scenic railway. Email addresses Email addresses (both for senders and recipients) are two strings separated by the character "@" (the "at sign"): user@domain The right-hand part describes the domain name involved.On the day of the tour. for your message to reach your recipient. which has quickly made it the most popular service used on the Internet. Why use email? The operating principle behind email is relatively simple. Singaraja is a city of about 90 thousands people. After that he stopped a little while for lunch at Sukawati and on to mass. What is email? Electronic mail (also known as email or e-mail) is one of the most commonly used services on the Internet. There my friend watched young boys were carving away at big blocks of stone. The streets are lined with trees and there are many old Dutch houses. It has a big garden with lots of colorful flowers and a tennis court. What's more. As with a traditional postal service. We stayed at David and Della’s house. He went sailing or surfboarding every day. It is a busy but quiet town. Then they returned very late in the evening to Kuta. Then. An email address can be up to 255 characters long and can include the following . Mass is a tourist center My friend ten-day-stay ended very quickly beside his two tours. Its two main advantages over "paper mail" are the speed at which the email is sent (practically instantaneous) and the lower cost (included with the cost of an Internet connection). email can be used to instantaneously send a message to several people at once. The second tour to Ubud was a very different tour. Our trip to the Blue Mountain Orientation On Friday we went to the Blue Mountains. all his day was spent on the beach. Mummy and I went shopping with Della. One or more mail servers (MX records in the Domain Name System) correspond to each domain. Event 2 On Sunday we went on the Scenic Skyway and it rocked. It was scary. allowing people to send messages to one or more recipients. Then it was time for tea (that’s what my nana calls dinner). The first stop was at Batubulan. had to get a mob of ewes and their lambs into the yards for shearing the next day. He was quiet satisfied. Reorientation: This was a very long day but I enjoyed it a lot. We went to some antique shops and I tried on some old hats. a center for silversmiths and golden smiths. he was ready. We saw cockatoos having a shower Reorientation In the afternoon we went home. It was not to see the scenery but to see the art and the craft of the island. all you need to know is their address. a center of stone sculpture. Email was invented by Ray Tomlinson in 1972. The next stop was Celuk.
a starting point. the sequential nature of the text and the use of verbs as sentence beginnings. Card Two Ask students to draw or write as many words as they can think of that describe the circled place or person.cutting up instructions and students reordering them -. The language is descriptive. Card One Ask students to list all the places and people they saw during the holidays (1 minute brainstorm).giving students a series of pictures outlining a . Digits The characters ". Students then share the list with a friend.lastname@prov ANALYSIS DATA Recount Text a text written to retell for information or entertainment. highlighting the purpose of the text. *sequencing activities . Characters are defined and often named. a problem. Have students read their writing to a friend. an email address often looks something like this: firstname. underscore.". Have students share their words with a partner (1-2 minutes). The structure of procedural texts can be explored through: *reconstruction activities . Recount writing This is a teaching strategy that can be used to lead into recount writing. Card Three Ask students to use the words from Card Two and write about the place or person circled on Card One for three minutes non-stop. Have students place a circle around one thing they would like to share more about. Card Trick for free writing Give each student three cards. A non-fiction recount may begin with a scene-setting introduction.) A Recount Plan: Beginning Who Where What When Series of events •••• Personal comment Strategies for teaching procedural text writing Read to and with students a range of procedural texts. and hyphen) In practice. (This activity lends itself to a wide range of uses. A fictional narrative recount may consist of scene-setting. and there may be dialogue.characters: Lowercase letters from a to z."_" and "-" (full stop. account and a conclusion. highlighting the sequencing events in this text type.
students need to know how to write emails that sound out clearly among the constant noise—not an easy task for beginning writers! They need to know the importance of writing good subject lines. how to get to the point quickly in the body of the email. to a company which has pissed me off. the impressive-sounding terms for the parts of a letter (the salutation. This is why I think that email should be an important part of elementary education. the complimentary closing. present. Commas missed after “Dear Mr. letter writing is still important because it is so infrequent. They can record what they have done in the form of a set of instructions. In order to have any hope of getting their message across. *Students conduct science experiments and record the steps in the form of a scientific procedure. Most people will decide in a matter of seconds whether or not an email is worth the time to ever 1) read or 2) resend to. Teaching email I remember my first lesson on how to write a letter: how to address an envelope. Letter writing and email writing share a similar core. *Students play games and write instructions. Teachers provide a stimulus for procedural text writing by using activities such as the following: *Students make popcorn.) Email is (or should be) no longer any more mystifying to a 10 year old than the postal service —so we don’t need computer/technology teachers to introduce it. to my senator. is the epistolary equivalent of breaking out the big guns. Puppets. Writing a letter. Using language to communicate is what email is all about. Following the cooking experience students record the process in the form of a recipe.procedure. And. students write accompanying instructions *modeled writing of a procedure after a class experience Students write their own procedures during guided and independent writing. or to a company I want to hire me. just like we did . A fundamental reality of email in today’s world is the sheer volume that people receive. but should really be taught as distinct media. It was in elementary school language arts class. As regular readers may have guessed. They should be taught the (only slightly) technical details of email.” I have no idea what they call it these days. the rigid explanation of formatting differences between business and personal. it should be taught by teachers of language.” which I suspect is a rebranding of the subject “English. We wrote letters and the teacher marked them up in red pen. in my day they called this subject “language arts. It is a way to get noticed. the postscript). Little did they suspect that letter writing would be almost entirely supplanted by the writing of emails? In fact. and how to make it clear (and easy for their recipient to respond with) what they want. They understandably assumed that letter writing would be one of the most common ways that I expressed myself to other people. masks. Far. far more pedestrian is the humble email to which most of my written communication is consigned. marshmallow rabbits etc. President and things like that. I’m often appalled at how bad some people are at communicating through the medium of email. unparalleled by letter-writing that proceeded it. *Students make something eg. (Tangent ally. and kids will need more guidance on how to write emails than they will on how to send them.
including predication. They should be introduced to all the fun that can be had with formatting. and then be gradually weaned away from all the bling to find styles that fit the tone and purpose of the email. have their little hearts broken when it doesn’t display like they intended on their friend’s email client. body." Next. each student returns to the sketch he or she has made of a summer vacation activity and.for letters: how to address it. Get in touch! Establish an email dialogue between students from different schools who are reading the same book. She writes the words who. . fonts. closing). and others. For example. where. "Tell me more. decided to make use of experiences from her own life when teaching her first-graders how to write. with her help. she and the students construct the sentence. Ease into writing workshops by presenting yourself as a model. the difference between HTML and Plaintext. hyperlinks and the tag. Rather than taking away creativity. Then she asks them. the conversations evidenced the same reading strategies promoted in teacher-led discussion. Do the cookies have chocolate chips? Does the pizza have pepperoni?" These facts lead to other sentences. Subject:. but forwards and replies as well. on an overhead transparency she shows a sketch of herself stirring cookie batter while on vacation. When high school teacher Karen Murar and college instructor Elaine Ware. clarification. Glorianne Bradshaw. then the familiar salutation. Using these words as prompts. Then she asks students to help her write a sentence about this. a teacher-consultant with the Red River Valley Writing Project (North Dakota). "I made cookies in the kitchen in the morning. the parts (To:. If there are any elementary school teachers out there. pictures. Bradshaw believes this kind of structure gives students a helpful format for creativity. I’d love to collaborate on writing some lesson plans for this. they set up email communication between students to allow some "teacher less talk" about the text. CC:. the project fostered independent conversation between students. Though teachers were not involved in student online dialogues. colors. teacher-consultants with the Western Pennsylvania Writing Project. how to format not only original emails. interpretation. discovered students were scheduled to read the August Wilson play Fences at the same time. and when. Rather than typical teacher-led discussion. From:. She writes the phrase 'made cookies' under the sketch. Formal classroom discussion of the play did not occur until students had completed all email correspondence. answers the same questions answered for Bradshaw's drawing. BCC:.
which has quickly made it the most popular service used on the Internet. allowing people to send messages to one or more recipients. email can be used to instantaneously send a message to several people at once.CONCLUSION OF RECOUNT TEXT AND EMAIL What is it? -It is a text that tells us about what had happened in series of events in sequence. As with a traditional postal service. . It is optional. While e-mail is now already considered a relatively "low-tech" medium. It begins from the first event. Email was invented by Ray Tomlinson in 1972. To make it easier we can answer the questions: *Who involved in the story? *Where it happened? *When it happened? What are series of events? -In series of events the writer writes the events chronologically. The most important benefit is its potential to offer learners opportunities for much more valuable communicative interaction in the target language than was ever possible in the traditional foreign language classroom. followed by the second event to the last event. 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 What is Orientation? -In orientation the writer at least introduces the main character(s). all you need to know is their address. What's more. Its two main advantages over "paper mail" are the speed at which the email is sent (practically instantaneous) and the lower cost (included with the cost of an Internet connection). Not all recount text closed by reorientation. The sum of events depends on the creativity of the writer. for your message to reach your recipient. Why use email? The operating principle behind email is relatively simple. Have a nice try in making a recount text What is email? Electronic mail (also known as email or e-mail) is one of the most commonly used services on the Internet. it can bring effective benefits to the process of learning a foreign language. the location and the time. What is reorientation? -In reorientation the writer draw a conclusion or gives comment about the story.
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