Work Sample : Sam

Activity : Information Report

    Information Report - Sam : Commentary

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Sam has demonstrated a basic understanding of an information report. One simple sentence has been written in response to the scaffold but the other questions have not been addressed. The sentence structure is correct but there is some confusion in the use of the plural form, and no descriptive detail about the animals has been included. Several letters have been correctly produced but there is confusion between the letters ‘m’ and ‘w’. Sam has identified the beginning and end of most sounds. There is some experimentation with punctuation and the directionality is correct but the spaces between words are inadequate. Letter-sound relationships have been used in an attempt to spell words. To develop further, Sam should develop a bank of high frequency sight words and use text in the classroom where possible to assist with spelling. 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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