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Work Sample : Jo

Activity : Information Report

    Information Report - Jo : Grade Commentary

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Jo has demonstrated sound knowledge and understanding of the content and structure of an information report. The report has been adequately planned and some good descriptive language has been used. Most sentences have been written in present tense and simple connectives have been used to join sentences. An adequate level of competence is evident in the use of grammatical features and strategies for spelling words. Simple punctuation, such as full stops and capital letters, has been accurately used, and the handwriting is of consistent size and slope. To improve, Jo could strengthen the quality of the information, structure the report in paragraphs, and work on correct use of plural and singular words. This work sample demonstrates characteristics of work typically produced by a student performing at grade C standard midway through Stage 1.

Grade C

The student has a sound knowledge and understanding of the main areas of content and has achieved an adequate level of competence in the processes and skills.

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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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