Teachers Notes

The Children’s Farm

LEVEL 8/9

YELLOW/BLUE

KEY LEARNING AREA

Social Studies and Mathematics

THEME

Urban Farms and Animals

TEXT TYPE

Recount

TEXT FORM

Diary

GENRE

Non-fiction

PURPOSE

To retell and evaluate events and experiences

Text Structure

Orientation:

Provides information about who, where and when (Screens 2–4)

Sequence of Events:

Presents events in chronological order (Screens 5–15)

Personal Comment:

Evaluates the events that took place (Screen 16)

Language Features

Common nouns (e.g. class, farm, cow)

Proper nouns (e.g. Monday)

Pronouns (e.g. him, we)

Adjectives (e.g. big, red, good)

Past tense verbs (e.g. went, gave)