Monday, 16 November 2009

Rothery's Categories

Rothery's Categories

Observation/Comment
Writer makes observations and follows with an evaluative comment, or mixes with an observation.

Recount
Usually chronological sequence of events, written subjectively. Set pattern of orientation-event-reorientation.

Report
A factual and objective description of events or things – usually not chronological

Narrative
Story genre – set pattern of orientation-complication-resolution-coda. The coda which identifies the point of the story is not always included. Few children complete this early on

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