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Work Sample : Kerry

Activity : Excursion Recount

    Excursion Recount - Kerry : Grade Commentary

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Kerry has demonstrated thorough knowledge and understanding of the structure and features of a recount. The writing has been well planned and paragraphing has been used appropriately. Events have been sequenced using mostly simple sentences, and a personal comment has been included. A high level of competence is evident in the use of grammatical features such as adverbial phrases and time connectives, and there is good use of descriptive language to add detail. There is evidence of editing from the draft to the final product, and most common words have been correctly spelt but capital letters have not been consistently used. The handwriting is consistent in size and slope. This work sample demonstrates characteristics of work typically produced by a student performing at grade B standard midway through Stage 1.

Grade B

The student has a thorough knowledge and understanding of the content and a high level of competence in the processes and skills. In addition, the student is able to apply this knowledge and these skills to most situations.

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Foundation Statement strands

The following strands are covered in this activity:

  • Writing
    Students write simple literary and factual texts on familiar topics for known readers by planning and reviewing their writing. They write using basic grammatical features and conventions of punctuation, showing awareness of different purposes, audiences and subject matter. Students spell using knowledge of sight words, letter-sound correspondence and other strategies. They write using letters of consistent size and slope in NSW Foundation Style and use computer technology to produce texts, recognising simple conventions, language and functions.
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