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This week in literacy we are going to be looking at recounts. A recount is something that is written about a special day or a trip that you took. You are telling someone what happened.


Recounts have special features:

They are written in chronological order- which means in the order the day or event happened.

They can be written in the first person. Remember, that's using words like: I, me, my, us, we

They are written using past tense words.


Today we are going to look at past tense words. This is when we add the suffix 'ed' to a word to change the word into past tense.


For example:

look - looked

walk- walked


Watch this video that helps explain more:


Nessy Reading Strategy | Adding '-ed' | Past Tense Verbs | Learn to Read

The past tense refers to things that have already happened. When talking about the past, regular verbs have 'ed' on the end of them.

​​​​​​I wonder if you can figure out which sentence has the past tense word?


I push my sister on the swing.

I pushed my sister on the swing.


Have a look at the document below for more work on past tense words.