Work Sample : Jo

Activity : Literary description

    Literary description - Jo : Grade Commentary

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Jo has demonstrated extensive knowledge and understanding of the structure and features of a literary description. The text is well organised and well-structured with extensive use of descriptive language, sensory images and imagery including metaphor and alliteration. A very high level of creativity and imagination is evident through the use of adjectives, and the use of present tense creates a sense of immediacy. Jo has used a variety of strategies to spell unfamiliar words accurately. 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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