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NSW Syllabuses

Stage 2 - Activity 4

Informative Text - Recount

Description of activity

Students write a recount of a recent event at school or at home.


Students have analysed the different purposes and features of informative texts. They have explored how authors use language to recount events from their own lives. Students were then asked to apply this understanding by composing an informative text that presented a recount of one of their own experiences.


EN2-2A plans, composes and reviews a range of texts that are more demanding in terms of topic, audience and language
EN2-3A uses effective handwriting and publishes texts using digital technologies
EN2-5A uses a range of strategies, including knowledge of letter–sound correspondences and common letter patterns, to spell familiar and some unfamiliar words
EN2-7B identifies and uses language forms and features in their own writing appropriate to a range of purposes, audiences and contexts

EN2-9B uses effective and accurate sentence structure, grammatical features, punctuation conventions and vocabulary relevant to the type of text when responding to and composing texts

Criteria for assessing learning

(These criteria would normally be communicated to students with the activity.)
Students will be assessed on their ability to:

  • plan, structure and construct a personal informative text
  • use basic grammatical features and punctuation appropriate for an informative text
  • apply knowledge of spelling conventions and strategies
  • use letters of consistent size and slope in the NSW Foundation Style
  • demonstrate basic desktop publishing skills using a computer.

Graded student work samples - Mid Stage

Grade AGrade B
No samples
Grade CGrade D