Work Sample : Dale

Activity : Factual Description

    Factual Description - Dale : Grade Commentary

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Dale has demonstrated thorough knowledge and understanding of the structure and features of a factual description. Similes have been used to describe the toy and appeal to different senses. Simple sentences with some different beginnings have been used. A range of spelling strategies is evident and there is effective punctuation, including the correct use of a possessive apostrophe. To progress further, Dale could use compound sentences and clauses to link ideas. This work sample demonstrates characteristics of work typically produced by a student performing at grade B standard midway through Stage 1.

Grade B

The student has a thorough knowledge and understanding of the content and a high level of competence in the processes and skills. In addition, the student is able to apply this knowledge and these skills to most 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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