Work Sample : Reese

Activity : Factual Description

    Factual Description - Reese : Grade Commentary

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Reese has demonstrated an extensive understanding of the features of a factual description. The text has been well structured and includes an effective concluding comment. A clear image of the toy has been provided through good use of details and descriptive language. Compound sentences have been used, and similes and adjectives have been included. A very high level of competence in spelling and punctuation is evident, but some commas and a possessive apostrophe are missing. To progress further, Reese could vary sentence beginnings more and include adverbial phrases. This work sample demonstrates characteristics of work typically produced by a student performing at grade A standard midway through Stage 1.

Grade A

The student has an extensive knowledge and understanding of the content and can readily apply this knowledge. In addition, the student has achieved a very high level of competence in the processes and skills and can apply these skills to new situations.

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Foundation Statement strands

The following strands are covered in this activity:

  • Writing
    Students write simple literary and factual texts on familiar topics for known readers by planning and reviewing their writing. They write using basic grammatical features and conventions of punctuation, showing awareness of different purposes, audiences and subject matter. Students spell using knowledge of sight words, letter-sound correspondence and other strategies. They write using letters of consistent size and slope in NSW Foundation Style and use computer technology to produce texts, recognising simple conventions, language and functions.
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