Work Sample : Shannon

Activity : Description

    Description - Shannon : Commentary

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Shannon has demonstrated an adequate level of competence in writing a simple description. Two features of the subject have been identified and adjectives have been used in a descriptive phrase. Appropriate vocabulary has been included but there is some confusion in the use of pronouns. Some understanding of the function of full stops and capital letters has been demonstrated. The spacing is incorrect but Shannon has used sight words and demonstrated some knowledge of phonemic awareness when spelling. Most letters have been correctly formed. This work sample demonstrates characteristics of work typically produced by a student performing at the expected standard midway through Kindergarten.

Foundation Statement strands

The following strands are covered in this activity:

  • Writing
    Students write with an increasing awareness of the nature, purpose and conventions of written language. They produce simple texts that demonstrate an awareness of the basic grammar and punctuation needed. Students know and use letters and sounds of the alphabet to attempt to spell known words and use most lower and upper case letters appropriately to construct sentences. Students explore the use of computer technology to construct texts.
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