Work Sample : Ariel

Activity : Oral presentation: book review

    Oral presentation: book review - Ariel : Grade Commentary

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Ariel has demonstrated thorough knowledge and understanding of the selected novel, and a high level of competence in oral presentation skills. Ideas, themes and issues have been identified and interpreted, and characters, setting and plot have been described in some detail. The review is well structured and demonstrates a high level of competence in using appropriate language features and conventions. Ariel has effectively communicated ideas in a confident, articulate manner, but has attempted to persuade others to read the novel because of her own interest in the characters and plot, rather than by informing the audience of the content. There is an awareness of audience and a recommendation for potential readers has been made. This work sample demonstrates characteristics of work typically produced by a student performing at grade B standard at the end of 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:

  • Talking and Listening
    Students communicate effectively, using considered spoken language to entertain, inform and influence audiences for an increasing range of purposes. They work productively and independently, in pairs or groups to deliver effective oral presentations using various skills and strategies. Students listen attentively to gather specific information and ideas, recognising and exploring how spoken and written language differ, and how spoken language varies according to context. Students evaluate characteristic language features and organisational patterns of challenging spoken texts.
  • Reading
    Students independently read and view an extensive range of complex texts and visual images using a comprehensive range of skills and strategies. They respond to themes and issues within texts, recognise point of view and justify interpretations by referring to their own knowledge and experience. Students identify, critically analyse and respond to techniques used by writers to influence readers through language and grammar. They identify text structure of a range of complex texts and explore how grammatical features work to influence an audience's understanding of written, visual and multimedia texts.
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