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Assessment Resource Centre (ARC)

  1. Stage 2
  2. English
  3. Activities
  4. Procedure
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Grade Work Samples
Midway through Stage 2 (end of Year 3)
Grade A Pat   Lee  
Grade B Darcy  
Grade C Kelsey  
Grade D Rania  
New Work Samples

Foundation Statement strands

The following strands are covered in this activity:


Description of activity

Students write a procedure explaining how to make a model, a paper aeroplane, a photo frame or a snack.

Suggested materials

Pens, pencils, paper

Prior learning

Students have observed demonstrations and jointly and independently constructed oral and written procedures.

Board of Studies NSW, English K-6 Work Samples, p 120


Producing Texts (WS2.9)
Drafts, revises, proofreads and publishes well-structured texts that are more demanding in terms of topic, audience and written language features.
Skills and Strategies (WS2.10)
Produces texts clearly, effectively and accurately, using the sentence structure, grammatical features and punctuation conventions of the text type.
Spelling (WS2.11)
Uses knowledge of letter-sound correspondences, common letter patterns and a range of strategies to spell familiar and unfamiliar words.
Handwriting and Computer Technology (WS2.12)
Uses joined letters when writing in NSW Foundation Style and demonstrates basic desktop publishing skills on the computer.

Criteria for assessing learning

Students will be assessed on their ability to:

  • write a procedure in chronological order
  • use numbers to indicate sequence in a procedure
  • use action verbs and commands
  • use adverbial phrases and adjectives as appropriate to the text
  • apply knowledge of spelling conventions and strategies
  • use joined letters when writing in NSW Foundation style
  • demonstrate basic desktop publishing skills using a computer.
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