understand the structure of the Recount genre and identify elements in the genre. write a Factual Recount. By the end of the lesson, students should be able to
Ring ! The alarm clock rang and Mr. Clumsy woke up, filled with excitement as today is his first day at work as a reporter. After washing up and having breakfast, he took a bus to work. Hi Mr. Clumsy, I’m your supervisor, Miss Maria. Welcome to Their World magazine.
Your first assignment is to do a special coverage on a day in the life of the Beckhams. Feel free to approach me if you have any questions. So, Mr Clumsy packed his pens, notebook and camera and took a bus to the Beckhams’ residence.
Early next morning, after spending a day with the Beckhams, Mr. Clumsy took a bus back to his office to update his supervisor, Miss Maria, on the progress of his assignment. In the office, he bumped into Mr. Fumble and dropped his stack of notes and photographs.
Mr. Clumsy’s notes got mixed up and he panicked as he did not have much time to study them again. Miss Maria chanced upon him grappling with his notes and asked him to study it again before he updated her on the information. Can you help Mr. Clumsy sort out his notes? Activity 1: Refer to the three segments (labelled A, B and C) in the following slides. What information is included in each segment? Click on the worksheet to fill in your answers.
Mr. Clumsy arrived at the Beckhams’ house to gather information for his first assignment - a special coverage on the Beckhams. Segment A
At the Beckhams’ residence, he saw Beckham coaching his son, Brooklyn, in soccer in the garden. Try as he might, Brooklyn insisted on using his hands to handle the ball. It looks like he might be better off as a goal keeper! Segment B 1
After the soccer session, Beckham did his daily training in their gym at home. In the late afternoon, Victoria and Beckham went for their wedding anniversary celebration. Brooklyn was left in the care of his nanny. Segment B2
They took a plane to Paris for their celebration. It turned out that Beckham had made a reservation in his wife’s favourite French restaurant. Champagne was popped and the couple was treated to a serenade. Segment B 3
After dinner, they took to the dance floor. The music was just irresistible for the Spice girl. Over dinner, Beckham presented his lovely wife with a diamond necklace. Segment B 4 At midnight, they went to catch a movie at the theatre, after which they retired to the hotel.
It was indeed a romantic night for the celebrity couple. Segment C As for myself, it had indeed been a privilege to be able to accompany one of the world’s most glamorous couples on their wedding anniversary. I must be the luckiest person or reporter in the world for I am sure many would give a limb to be in my shoes.
After Mr Clumsy’s clumsy handling of the notes and photographs, Miss Maria decided to ask Mr Clumsy to present her with the outline of the article before he wrote the report. Activity 2: Refer to the three segments and complete the outline in the worksheet provided.
- Assume the identity of Mr Clumsy. -Using the outline as a guide, write a recount of Mr Clumsy’s meeting with the Beckhams. - Bear in mind the three segments of a Recount and the elements that go into each segment. Activity 3 Now that the guideline is completed, the article can finally be written.
This project is done by Charis Har & Shirley Chua Many thanks to Dr. Cameron Richards for his guidance