Work Sample : Ricky

Activity : Information report on a rainforest animal

    Information report on a rainforest animal - Ricky : Grade Commentary

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Ricky has demonstrated thorough knowledge and understanding of the structure and features of an information report. Although the original topic was changed and there is no initial plan for the ocelot, information has been gathered and appropriately structured. An effective orientation, using the scientific name of the animal, has been included. The paragraphs contain clear topic sentences with elaboration on the facts, and a concluding comment has been made. Sentences are well structured but more complex sentences would strengthen the report. There is a high level of accuracy in the spelling of words, including technical terms, and appropriate grammar and punctuation has been used. There is evidence of effective editing and desktop publishing skills. This work sample demonstrates characteristics of work typically produced by a student performing at grade B standard midway through Stage 3.

Grade B

The student has a thorough knowledge and understanding of the content and a high level of competence in the processes and skills. In addition, the student is able to apply this knowledge and these skills to most 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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