Work Sample : Terry

Activity : Factual Description

    Factual Description - Terry : Grade Commentary

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Terry has demonstrated extensive knowledge and understanding of the structure and features of a factual description. Detailed descriptions have been provided to assist the reader’s imagination, and direct appeals to the audience have been made. There is effective use of descriptive devices and technical language. A variety of simple, compound and complex sentences has been used. A range of spelling strategies is evident, and the punctuation is varied and correct. This work sample demonstrates characteristics of work typically produced by a student performing at grade A standard at the end of 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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