Work Sample : Jamie

Activity : Factual Description

    Factual Description - Jamie : Grade Commentary

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Jamie has demonstrated thorough knowledge and understanding of the structure and features of a factual description. Detailed information about the appearance and smell of popcorn, as well as what happens when it is cooked, has been included. There is a high level of descriptive language and effective use of some technical terms. Effective spelling strategies have been used and most of the punctuation is correct but there are some missing capital letters. To progress further, Jamie could add an introduction and conclusion and use a wider variety of punctuation. This work sample demonstrates characteristics of work typically produced by a student performing at grade B standard at the end of 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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