Work Sample : Cameron

Activity : Factual Description

    Factual Description - Cameron : Grade Commentary

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Cameron has demonstrated basic knowledge and understanding of the structure and features of a factual description. Simple sentences have been used and some appeals to the senses have been made. Similes and adjectives have been included but the vocabulary is basic. Some spelling strategies have been used and the punctuation is basic but mostly correct. To progress further, Cameron could vary sentence starters and include compound sentences to link ideas. This work sample demonstrates characteristics of work typically produced by a student performing at grade D standard at the end of Stage 1.

Grade D

The student has a basic knowledge and understanding of the content and has achieved a limited 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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