Work Sample : Ariel

Activity : Information report on an animal

    Information report on an animal - Ariel : Grade Commentary

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Ariel has demonstrated a sound understanding of the text type. Information has been organised into paragraphs with compound sentences, good descriptive language and some use of specific technical language. Correct grammatical features have been used most of the time but there is some inappropriate use of literary language. Ariel’s desktop publishing skills, spelling and punctuation are mostly competent but several errors have been made. This work sample demonstrates characteristics of work typically produced by a student performing at grade C standard at the end of Stage 2.

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 well-structured literary and factual texts in terms of topic, purpose, audience and language by drafting, revising and proofreading. They use accurate sentence structure, grammatical features and punctuation conventions to produce various texts and spell familiar and unfamiliar words using knowledge of letter-sound correspondence, common letter patterns and a range of other strategies. Students use joined letters when writing in NSW Foundation Style and develop basic desktop publishing skills. Students explain how they structure their writing to achieve intended purposes.
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