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Assessment Resource Centre (ARC)

  1. Stage 3
  2. English
  3. Activities
  4. Exposition on an artwork
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Exposition on an artwork

Grade Work Samples
End of Stage 3 (end of Year 6)
Grade A Jessie   Taylor  
Grade C Kim   Reese  
Grade D Bobby  
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Foundation Statement strands

The following strands are covered in this activity:


Description of activity

Students write an exposition in response to an artwork they have discussed in detail in class. They draft and edit their work thoroughly to produce a published text.

Suggested materials

Paper, pencils/pens
Option: computer, worksheet

Prior learning

Students have been studying artworks in Creative Arts. As a class they have discussed the composition, symbolism and interpretation of various artworks. Students have read reviews of artworks and have jointly and independently constructed exposition texts.


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:

  • draft, revise and publish an exposition
  • use appropriate written language features for an exposition text
  • express a point of view in writing with supporting statements
  • use a range of strategies to spell familiar and unfamiliar words
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