Work Sample : Alex

Activity : Talking and Listening: News

    Talking and Listening: News - Alex : Grade Commentary

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Alex has demonstrated a thorough understanding of the chosen topic and a high level of competence in preparing and presenting a news item to the class. The information is thoroughly planned and clearly presented in a logical format using some technical language. The prop is well used but Alex spends more time alerting listeners to the pictures than explaining the content. A clear speaking voice has been used but greater variation in tone would create a more engaging presentation for the audience. 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:

  • Talking and Listening
    Students communicate with a wide range of people on familiar and introduced topics to achieve a variety of purposes.They interact effectively, adopting new speaking skills, in order to give confident oral presentations. They listen to instructions and share ideas with peers to complete tasks. Students recognise that spoken language has a range of purposes and audiences and use this knowledge when attempting to communicate effectively with others. They investigate the different types and organisational patterns of common spoken texts and recognise features within them.
  • 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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