This stimulating and informative lesson aims to improve students’ ability to adapt the style of their writing to suit their audience and purpose. In particular, they demonstrate an understanding of the structure, language, and subject matter of recount texts through their creative writing attempts. Students follow a clear and logical learning journey, in which they: -Define recounts and their key features; -Read extracts of recounts, and analyse the structural and language techniques used; -Demonstrate that they can identify, analyse and apply key techniques such as time connectives and specific noun phrases; -Create a success criteria for effective recount writing (a ready-made success criteria is included) -Write their own recount, using the techniques that they have learnt; -Peer/self-assess their recount attempts. There are enough resources here for two lessons, including: -Visually engaging whole-lesson PowerPoint; -Recount extract and key questions; -Structuring Task Cards -Success Criteria; -Step-by-step lesson plan. All images are licensed for commercial use, and are cited on the final page of the slide.