Work Sample : Jessie

Activity : Literary Recount

    Literary Recount - Jessie : Commentary

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Jessie has demonstrated a sound awareness of the features of a literary recount. The sentences are appropriate to the text type and conjunctions have been used to combine ideas. There is some good use of descriptive language. Most letters have been accurately produced, and the writing is well spaced. There is some effective use of punctuation, and a variety of spelling strategies has been used. To improve, Jessie could use a wider variety of conjunctions and further develop the use of capital letters. This work sample demonstrates characteristics of work typically produced by a student performing at the expected standard at the end of Kindergarten.

Foundation Statement strands

The following strands are covered in this activity:

  • Writing
    Students write with an increasing awareness of the nature, purpose and conventions of written language. They produce simple texts that demonstrate an awareness of the basic grammar and punctuation needed. Students know and use letters and sounds of the alphabet to attempt to spell known words and use most lower and upper case letters appropriately to construct sentences. Students explore the use of computer technology to construct texts.
  • Talking and Listening
    Students mix and talk informally with peers, teachers and known adults. They give short talks and interact effectively in the classroom and in groups. Students listen with attentiveness to follow simple instructions and ask relevant questions. They express ideas clearly, demonstrating an emerging awareness of how people use spoken language for different purposes. They explore the way familiar spoken texts are constructed and the features of these texts.
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