Work Sample : Courtney

Activity : Discussion

    Discussion - Courtney : Grade Commentary

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Courtney has demonstrated an extensive knowledge and understanding of the content and the text type. The discussion is well written with a balanced point of view including several justified arguments for each side. Courtney has included a significant amount of detail and supporting evidence. A very high level of competence is evident in the drafting, revising and editing of the text. Appropriate language features and structures have been used, including complex sentences and creative sentence beginnings. This work sample demonstrates characteristics of work typically produced by a student performing at grade A standard at the end of Stage 3.

Grade A

The student has an extensive knowledge and understanding of the content and can readily apply this knowledge. In addition, the student has achieved a very high level of competence in the processes and skills and can apply these skills to new situations.

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Foundation Statement strands

The following strands are covered in this activity:

  • Writing
    Students write well-structured and well-presented literary and factual texts for a wide range of purposes and audiences, dealing with complex topics, ideas, issues and language features. They write well-structured sentences, effectively using a variety of grammatical features. Students spell most common words accurately, and use a variety of strategies to spell less common words. They use a fluent and legible style to write and employ computer technology to present written texts effectively in a variety of ways for different purposes and audiences. Students evaluate the effectiveness of their writing by focusing on grammatical features and the conventions of writing.
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