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Assessment Resource Centre (ARC)

  1. Stage 1
  2. English
  3. Activities
  4. Talking and Listening: News
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Talking and Listening: News

Grade Work Samples
End of Stage 1 (end of Year 2)
Grade B Alex  
Grade C Jessie  

Foundation Statement strands

The following strands are covered in this activity:

Talking and Listening, Writing

Description of activity

Students participate in a news session based on the weather and/or physical phenomena.

  1. Students research information about an aspect of the weather and/or physical phenomena.
  2. They collect pictures and plan what they want to tell the class about their topic.
  3. Students present a brief talk about an aspect of the weather and/or physical phenomena to the class, using pictures to aid their talk.

Suggested materials

Research materials, pictures of weather and physical phenomena.

Prior learning

The students have been participating in a Science and Technology unit on the Weather.

Board of Studies NSW, English K–6 Student Work Samples, pp 19–25.


Skills and Strategies (TS1.2)
Interacts in more extended ways with less teacher intervention, makes increasingly confident oral presentations and generally listens attentively.
Producing Texts (WS1.9)
Plans, reviews and produces a small range of simple literary and factual texts for a variety of purposes on familiar topics for known readers.
Context and Text (TS1.3)
Recognises a range of purposes and audiences for spoken language and considers how own talking and listening are adjusted in different situations.

Criteria for assessing learning

Students will be assessed on their ability to:
  • undertake research into the weather and physical phenomena
  • plan information around the topic
  • explain an aspect of weather
  • speak clearly and convey meaning to others
  • use appropriate language for purpose and audience.
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