Work Sample : Sam

Activity : Factual Description

    Factual Description - Sam : Grade Commentary

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Sam has demonstrated a sound understanding of the features of a factual description. The text has been adequately structured but is missing an introduction. A clear image of the toy has been provided through good use of adjectives and similes. Compound sentences have been used, and the spelling and punctuation are adequate. There is some confusion with word order and omitted words, suggesting that self-editing skills need to be developed. To progress further, Sam could use a variety of sentence beginnings, work on consistency of handwriting size, and conclude the text with a personal comment. This work sample demonstrates characteristics of work typically produced by a student performing at grade C standard at the end of Stage 1.

Grade C

The student has a sound knowledge and understanding of the main areas of content and has achieved an adequate level of competence in the processes and skills.

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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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