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Work Sample : Flynn

Activity : Recount

    Recount - Flynn : Grade Commentary

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Flynn has demonstrated sound knowledge and understanding of the structure and features of a recount. Events have been adequately sequenced and time connectives have been used. A personal comment has been included. Simple and compound sentences have been used but the text has not been organised into paragraphs. Past tense has been consistently used and adjectives have been incorporated. A range of strategies has been used to spell words but the text would benefit from careful editing. The handwriting is mostly consistent but there is some confusion in the use of capital letters and some omission of commas. To progress further, Flynn could work on punctuation, paragraphing and 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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