Work Sample : Ariel

Activity : Information report on a planet

    Information report on a planet - Ariel : Grade Commentary

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Ariel has demonstrated a basic knowledge and understanding of the content. There is little detail in the report and a limited level of competence is evident in the structure of the text type. Simple sentences have been used and paragraphing is lacking. Ariel has shown an inability to sort information and this has further limited the depth of knowledge demonstrated. Some basic level technical terminology has been used and attempts have been made to spell both familiar and unfamiliar words. 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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