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Work Sample : Reese

Activity : Recount

    Recount - Reese : Commentary

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Reese has demonstrated a basic awareness of the features of a recount but the concluding statement is not appropriate. Past tense has been used and conjunctions link the ideas. There is good directionality, and most upper-case and lower-case letters have been correctly produced. Simple punctuation has been accurately used, and a variety of strategies including phonemic awareness and copying, have been used to spell words. To develop further, Reese needs to build simple sentences and use a full stop at the end of each idea. This work sample demonstrates characteristics of work typically produced by a student performing below 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.
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