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Work Sample : Cameron

Activity : Recount

    Recount - Cameron : Grade Commentary

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Cameron has demonstrated sound knowledge and understanding of the structure and features of a recount. There is no evidence of planning or editing but the events appear to be sequenced in order. The introduction and conclusion are appropriate. There is adequate paragraphing and sentence structure. Simple time connectives have been used but a greater variety of connectives would enhance the text. Some relevant technical language has been included. Past tense has been consistently used, but there are some errors in punctuation. An adequate range of strategies has been used to spell most words. The handwriting is of consistent size and shape but flicks and slope could be added. To improve, Cameron could increase the level of descriptive detail and work on editing. This work sample demonstrates characteristics of work typically produced by a student performing at grade C standard midway through 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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