Work Sample : Taylor

Activity : Factual Description

    Factual Description - Taylor : Grade Commentary

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Taylor has demonstrated a thorough understanding of the features of a factual description. The text is appropriately structured but there is no evidence of an introduction or classification. Simple sentences with effective descriptive language have been used but the sentence beginnings are repetitive. A variety of similes and adjectives has been used to add detail but the word 'cute' has been overused. A variety of strategies has been used to spell words and the punctuation is mostly correct. To progress further, Taylor could develop more complex noun groups, use connectives to produce compound sentences, and work on the consistency of handwriting size. 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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