Matarik Day Recount

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WALT: recount a personal experience using correct sentence punctuation and sentences which make sense to the reader.

PLANNING: You now have 5 minutes to add the keywords to your plan.  Do not write any sentences in the boxes below.

Orientation (Introduction): How will you hook the reader?

Describe what the WHOLE day was about.

Who? my    Miss Teleso and Mrs Langitupu q

What?   i made a movie

Where?  In creative space

When?  On friday this morning  

BODY: Describe what happened during the day.

Paragraph 2: Assembly (3-4 sentences)

What was special about the assembly for Matariki? It fun

Did Mr. Burt (or someone else) say something about Matariki that you felt was important or interesting? It was interesting

Paragraph 3: Your Group (3-4 sentences)

What  happened when you met with your group? Secard

Who was/were your teacher(s)? Miss Teleso and Mrs Langitupu

What were you going to be doing? Film a movie

Paragraph 4:  Your Group (3-4 sentences)

Write about what you create/made.  What was the process that you went through?

We made a movie

When i went in i was secard

I played cool math games

Conclusion (Summary)

How did we end the day? We went to assembly and after assembly we went home

What was your favourite part of the final assembly? When i was shaking my bum  

What do you want to/hope to learn about?to write

What do you think about the day overall? Fun

Now that you have made a plan, it is time to write your recount in full sentences:

On friday my  teacher were Miss Teleso and Mrs Langitupu . when i went in i was secard when i saw my friend i wasn’t secard any more .Miss Teleso and Mrs Langitupu told us to make a movie. We get to go on youtube and cool math games .        

I know I have been successful writing because my recount:


Has an orientation to tell who, what, when, where.


Recounts the experience in paragraphs in the order the events happened.


Shares my feelings about the experience at the end.


Is written using verbs in the past tense (I saw, I walked, I felt).


Has sentences with capital letters and full stops.


  1. Get feedback from a buddy.
  2. Create a drawing/image or add a photo of your final project.
  3. Share your writing and image on your blog:


Labels: 2018, Writing, Recount, Matariki Day, Ako 3

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