Work Sample : Jamie

Activity : Exposition letter

    Exposition letter - Jamie : Grade Commentary

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Jamie has demonstrated a basic understanding of the exposition text type. There is no conclusion and some inappropriate use of informal language. Jamie has taken a position but does not expand on the argument. Some arguments have also been grouped inappropriately. There is a lack of paragraphing and some confusion as the letter states, ‘I want to complain about that park’ rather than the units. This work sample demonstrates characteristics of work typically produced by a student performing at grade D standard at the end of Stage 2.

Grade D

The student has a basic knowledge and understanding of the content and has achieved a limited 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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