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Assessment Resource Centre (ARC)

  1. Stage 3
  2. English
  3. Activities
  4. Narrative
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Grade Work Samples
Midway through Stage 3 (end of Year 5) End of Stage 3 (end of Year 6)
Grade A Taylor   Jamie  
Grade B Xiang   Cameron  
Grade C Jerry   Indra   Rania   Frances   Alex   Pat   Bailey   Ariel   Lindsay  
Grade D Eden   Jordan   Terry   Sam  
Grade E Chris  
New Work Samples

Foundation Statement strands

The following strands are covered in this activity:


Description of activity

Students plan, draft and write a narrative using visual stimulus as a starting point. They use one or more images from the visual stimulus sheet.

Suggested materials

Worksheet (visual stimulus)
Optional: computer

Prior learning

The students have jointly and independently constructed narratives with the teacher deconstructing and modelling stages. The students have read a variety of narratives, predicting how resolutions will be achieved and how readers are positioned in relation to characters and events.


Producing Texts (WS3.9)
Produces a wide range of well-structured and well-presented literary and factual texts for a wide variety of purposes and audiences using increasingly challenging topics, ideas, issues and written language features.
Grammar and Punctuation (WS3.10)
Uses knowledge of sentence structure, grammar and punctuation to edit own writing.
Spelling (WS3.11)
Spells most common words accurately and uses a range of strategies to spell unfamiliar words.

Criteria for assessing learning

Students will be assessed on their ability to:

  • plan, draft and edit their own writing
  • use written language features and conventions appropriate to a narrative text
  • use a variety of verbs, adjectives and conjunctions
  • use a multistrategy approach to spelling.
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