Keeping in contact
An e-mail was sent to you last Thursday from my new address (email@example.com).
Please e-mail me if you haven't received it, as some contact information may need to be updated.
If you haven't left a comment or e-mailed me since school closure, please contact me either way. The Department of Education and Skills now require DEIS schools to track children's engagement and progress during distance learning. As always, it is nice to receive comments from families who are following the blog and it will give me a better idea of engagement.
The Mystery of Scotty Bear's Stolen Honey!
Recount is the retelling or recounting of an event or experience. Oral language practice helps to develop this skill in infants. Some examples are daily or weekend news, a visit to the zoo, retelling a story book read or a programme watched. Then they move onto the next stage- recount writing.
Question words are used as a prompt: when?, who?, where?, what?, why?, how?
Time connectives are also used. These are words/phrases used to tell when something is happening. Some examples of time connectives are: first, then, next, last, finally, meanwhile, afterwards, eventually, after a while
Verbs (doing/action words) and the past tense are part of recount writing too.
Watch the next video for recount writing suggestions regarding Scotty's video. You could also try it with Winnie the Pooh's videos and other types of events. I have attached writing templates to help you. Extra templates involve writing about what you did yesterday and your favourite memories from Senior Infants.
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