There’s some great links here to trigger writing as well as discussion. I loved the Karate Kid!
While this may be the occasional topic for writing or discussion tasks at Form 6 and 7, the true sadness of the situation only came across to me when I looked at the Prospect journal (link below). The woman in nursing home talking about some of the people in her care highlights some of the hidden difficulties the elderly face as they become more fragile.
As you work on your recount response, make sure you think about the six traits of writing :
ideas and content
We will be looking at these more closely in class.
Different text types have special features and language. Your portfolio should have examples of a range of text types. This site : http://www.teachers.ash.org.au/jeather/writingfun/writingfun.html provides a guide to the main features of a number of text types. There are also examples you can check.