Work Sample : Lee

Activity : Information report on Antarctica

    Information report on Antarctica - Lee : Grade Commentary

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Lee has demonstrated extensive knowledge and understanding of the structure and features of an information report. Information has been gathered and appropriately structured in paragraphs. There is a clear introduction and the paragraphs contain topic sentences with elaboration on the facts. The sentences are varied and appropriate descriptive and subject-specific language has been used. There is a high level of accuracy in grammar, spelling and punctuation. There is evidence of effective editing and proficient desktop publishing skills. To improve, Lee could include more compound and complex sentences, and consider synonyms for words like ‘big’. This work sample demonstrates characteristics of work typically produced by a student performing at grade A standard midway through 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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